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(1788—1824) poet

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A. D. Hope

A. D. Hope  

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(1907–2000),Australian poet, born in New South Wales, and educated at the universities of Sydney and Oxford. His first collection, The Wandering Islands (1955), was followed by Poems (1960) and ...
Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace  

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(1815–1852) British computer pioneerAda Lovelace was the daughter of Annabella Millbanke and the poet Lord Byron. Ada's mother left her husband after a month of marriage and Ada never saw her father. ...
Adah Isaacs Menken

Adah Isaacs Menken  

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(1835–69), actress.Although her real name was later given variously as Ada McCord, Adelaide McCord, and Dolores Adios Fuertes, this flamboyant, controversial performer, who was the most famous of all ...
Adam Mickiewicz

Adam Mickiewicz  

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(1798–1855),the outstanding poet of Poland, and the founder of the Romantic movement in Polish literature. Born and educated in Vilna, he was exiled in 1829, and lived thereafter mainly ...
Adonais

Adonais  

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The name given by Shelley to Keats in the pastoral elegy Adonais (1821), written on the death of Keats, and likening him to the Greek god of beauty and fertility; the origin of the name Adonais is ...
Aeschylus

Aeschylus  

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Athenian tragic poet (?525/4–456/5 bc). He fought in the battle of Marathon. His first tragic production was in 499, his first victory in 484. He gained thirteen victories altogether. His epitaph ...
Alexander Pushkin

Alexander Pushkin  

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(1799–1837),Russia's greatest poet, whose works include lyric poems, Byronic verse narratives, prose stories, historical dramas, and the great political poem The Bronze Horseman (1833). His novel in ...
Alexander von Humboldt

Alexander von Humboldt  

(b. Berlin, 14 September 1769; d. Berlin, 6 May 1859)German naturalist and explorer who made major contributions to various sciences, including geology, geomagnetism, and meteorology. Together with ...
Alfred Guillaume Gabriel Orsay

Alfred Guillaume Gabriel Orsay  

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Count d' (1801–52)A Frenchman who, coming to London in 1821, made himself famous as wit, dandy, and artist. He was adopted by the earl and countess of Blessington. In ...
Algernon Charles Swinburne

Algernon Charles Swinburne  

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(1837–1909)Poet and critic, born into an old Northumbrian family. He spent much of his childhood in the Isle of Wight, where he acquired a lasting love of the sea ...
André Maurois

André Maurois  

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1885–1967)French biographer, novelist, and essayist. In 1938 he was elected to the Académie Française.Maurois was born in Elbeuf, Normandy. His father owned a textiles factory, where Maurois worked ...
Anthony Burgess

Anthony Burgess  

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1917–1993)British author.Born and educated in Manchester, Burgess served in the British army during World War II. He then spent a period as a teacher before becoming an education officer in Malaya ...
Athenaeum

Athenaeum  

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(1828–1921),J. S. Buckingham's literary review. The founder wished the journal to become the resort of thinkers, poets, orators, and other writers. Dilke was editor 1830–46, and the list of ...
Augusta Leigh

Augusta Leigh  

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(1784–1851),half‐sister of Lord Byron, daughter of his father by the latter's earlier marriage to Lady Carmarthen. Augusta's relations with Byron have been the subject of much speculation, and it is ...
Barry Cornwall

Barry Cornwall  

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(1787–1874),enjoyed success as a writer of songs and lyrics. His works include Dramatic Scenes (1819); Marcian Collona (1820); Mirandola (1821), a dramatic work; and English Songs (1832). He also ...
Battle of Waterloo

Battle of Waterloo  

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(18 June 1815)A decisive battle between French and British and Prussian forces near the Belgian village of Waterloo. It was fought during the Hundred Days of Napoleon between his hastily recruited ...
Belshazzar

Belshazzar  

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Incorrectly asserted in Dan. 5: 2 to be the son of Nebuchadnezzar and last king of Babylon. Cuneiform inscriptions found at Ur, however, show that he was the son of Nabonidus of Babylon (556–539bce) ...
Benjamin Zephaniah

Benjamin Zephaniah  

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(1958– ),poet and playwright who left school aged 13, and spent many of his teenage years in youth institutions. He came to public attention as a performance poet, and as the writer of Job Rocking ...
Beppo: A Venetian Story

Beppo: A Venetian Story  

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A poem in ottava rima by Lord Byron, published 1818.This poem tells, in the mock‐heroic style, with great zest and irony, the story of a Venetian carnival, at which a lady's husband, Beppo, who has ...
Black Dwarf

Black Dwarf  

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A novel by Sir W. Scott, published 1816. The first of the Tales of My Landlord and published anonymously, the novel's most interesting feature today is Scott's treatment of deformity. At the time of ...

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