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act of God

Overview page. Subjects: Business and Management — Biblical Studies.

A natural event that is not caused by any human action and cannot be predicted. It is untrue (as is sometimes thought) that insurance policies covering homes and businesses exclude acts of...

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Aga Khan Iv, His Highness Prince Karim

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Social and Cultural History; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Hobbies, Games, Arts and Crafts; Sports and Outdoor Recreation; Religion. 516 words.

granted title His Highness by the Queen, 1957, granted title His Royal Highness by the Shah of Iran, 1959; KBE 2004

Born Genthod, Geneva, 13 Dec. 1936...

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Allen, Richard

Frederick V. Mills.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 1339 words.

Allen, Richard (14 February 1760–26 March 1831), American Methodist preacher and founder of the African Methodist Episcopal church, was born into slavery to parents who were the property of...

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Angas, William Henry

Roald Kverndal.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Religion and Education; World History; Travel and Holiday. 1452 words.

Angas, William Henry (1781–1832), mariner and missionary, was born in Newcastle upon Tyne on 6 October 1781, the son of Caleb Angas, a successful coach manufacturer, merchant, and...

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Arbuthnot, Rev. Andrew Robert Coghill

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Business Finance; Religion. 121 words.

Born 14 Jan. 1926; s of Robert Wemyss Muir Arbuthnot and Mary Arbuthnot (née Coghill); m 1952, Audrey Dutton-Barker; one s one d; died 11 Dec. 2010

Missioner, London...

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Aspinwall, William

Francis J. Bremer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 1014 words.

Aspinwall, William (d. in or after 1662), merchant and separatist leader in America, possibly came from the north-west of England. Nothing is definitely known of his birth or early life,...

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Astor

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Business Finance; Religion. 104 words.

Born 27 Dec. 1951; s of 3rd Viscount Astor; m 1976, Annabel Lucy Veronica Sheffield (see Viscountess Astor); two s one d

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Atkinson, Very Rev. Peter Gordon

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Business Finance; Religion. 165 words.

Born 26 Aug. 1952; m 1983, Lynne Wilcock; two s one d

Dean of Worcester, since 2007

St John’s Coll., Oxford (BA 1974; MA 1978); Westcott House,...

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Awdry, Wilbert Vere

Belinda Copson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 743 words.

Awdry, Wilbert Vere (1911–1997), children's writer, railway historian, and Church of England clergyman, was born on 15 June 1911 at Ampfield vicarage, Romsey, Hampshire, the elder son of...

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Bateman, Alys

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Music; Military History; Warfare and Defence; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Business Finance; Religion. 187 words.

Born d of late Robert Bateman and Marian Moore, relative of Hannah Moore; m 1st, Malcolm Colin, s of Francis Simon Dring, of Simonstown, Co. Cork; 2nd, John...

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