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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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Alden, Priscilla Mullins

Allida Shuman McKinley.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; World History. 716 words.

Alden, Priscilla Mullins (1602–1684), one of the first settlers of Plymouth Colony, was born the daughter of William Mullins, a shoemaker, and Mary (maiden name unknown). She was probably...

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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

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Media Studies; Performing Arts; Literature; Publishing; World History; Travel and Holiday. 216 words.

Born 20 Nov. 1920; s of late Rear-Adm. Charles Otway Alexander and Antonia Geermans; m 1963, Sarah Wignall (marr. diss.); one adopted d; died 19 Dec. 2004

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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

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Publishing; World History; Travel and Holiday. 190 words.

Born 1 March 1960; s of late Colin Allen and Virginia Stafford; m 2007, Lenka Flidrova; one s two d

author, adventurer, explorer and broadcaster

Br...

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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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Applegate, Jesse

Kathryn D. Snavely.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); World History. 935 words.

Applegate, Jesse (05 July 1811–22 April 1888), Oregon pioneer and publicist, was born in Kentucky, the son of Daniel Applegate, a veteran of the revolutionary war, and Rachel Lindsay. When...

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