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Adolphe Thiers

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — World History.

(1797–1877).

French journalist, historian, and statesman. The only son of a modest Marseille family, educated at the lycée there and at the law faculty of Aix‐en‐Provence, he...

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Aldermaston

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — World History.

A village in Berkshire, England, site of an atomic weapons research establishment. The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) held an anti‐nuclear protest march (the Aldermaston March) from...

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ALEXANDER, Michael Charles (1920 - 2004), writer

in Who Was Who

P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Media Studies; Television; Intellectual History; Literature; World History. 217 words.

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Alexandra David-Neel

Overview page. Subjects: World History — Literature.

(1868–1969)

French traveller and writer, who studied Eastern religion and philosophy at the Sorbonne. David‐Néel spent many years in the East, notably between 1911–25 and 1937–46,...

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ALLEN, Benedict Colin (<i>born</i> 1960), author, adventurer

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Intellectual History; Literature. 172 words.

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Amelia Ann Blanford Edwards

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — World History.

(1831–1892),

English novelist who traveled in the Dolomites and conducted archaeological studies in Egypt. Amelia Edwards is best known for her 1873 book, A Thousand Miles up the...

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André Thevet

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — World History.

(1516?–1592),

French traveler and writer. The friar André Thevet won fame as a traveler and gained notoriety as an author of travel accounts. In the 1540s and early 1550s he ...

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Anne Lenclos

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — World History.

(1620–1705)

Known as Ninon de Lenclos, a Frenchwoman noted for her beauty and intellect, which she retained into old age, depicted by Mademoiselle Scudéry as ‘Clarisse’ in her...

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Apsley Cherry-Garrard

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — World History.

(1886–1959)

Antarctic explorer, born in Bedford, heir to two landed English families and son of a major‐general. He was educated at Winchester College and Oxford University. In...

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ATTENBOROUGH, David (Frederick) (<i>born</i> 1926), broadcaster and naturalist

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology; Biological Sciences; World History; Social and Cultural History; Media Studies; Radio; Film; Intellectual History; Literature. 699 words.

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