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Aberdeen and Temair

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; World History; Travel and Holiday; Business Finance. 134 words.

Born 31 March 1955; s of 6th Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair and Anne, d of Lt-Col Gerald Barry, MC; m 1981, Joanna Clodagh Houldsworth; three ...

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Adams, William

Derek Massarella.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday. 3442 words.

Adams, William (1564–1620), navigator, was born in Gillingham, Kent, the son of John Adams. His mother and the precise date of his birth are unknown, but he was baptized on 24 September...

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Agnew of Lochnaw, Sir Crispin Hamlyn

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; World History; Travel and Holiday; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 295 words.

11th Bt cr 1629

Born 13 May 1944; s of (Sir) Fulque Melville Gerald Noel Agnew of Lochnaw, 10th Bt and Swanzie, d of late Major Esmé Nourse Erskine, CMG, MC; ...

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Agnew, Sir George (Anthony)

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; World History; Travel and Holiday; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 118 words.

7th Bt cr 1895, of Great Stanhope Street, London

Born Rougham, 18 Aug. 1953; yr s of Major Sir (George) Keith Agnew, 5th Bt, TD and Anne Merete Louise Schaffalitzky...

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Aitchison, Sir Charles (Walter de Lancey)

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; World History; Travel and Holiday. 77 words.

4th Bt cr 1938

Born 27 May 1951; er s of Sir Stephen Charles de Lancey Aitchison, 3rd Bt, and (Elizabeth) Anne (Milburn), er d of late Lt-Col Edward Reed, Ghyllheugh,...

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Akbar

Overview page. Subjects: Hinduism — Indian Music — Islam — Society and Culture — World History.

(b. 1542, r. 1556–1605)

Mughal emperor, known as ‘The Great’. He showed a constructive interest in

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Aldersey, Laurence

R. C. D. Baldwin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; World History; Travel and Holiday. 737 words.

Aldersey, Laurence (1546–1597/8), sea captain, was born at Aldersey Hall, Spurstow, Cheshire, the son of Thomas Aldersey (d. 1557), sheriff of Chester in 1539 and mayor in 1549, and his...

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Aldrin, Dr Buzz

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Science and Mathematics; World History; Travel and Holiday. 412 words.

Born Montclair, NJ, USA, 20 Jan. 1930; s of late Col Edwin E. Aldrin, USAF retd, Brielle, NJ, and Marion Aldrin (née Moon); named Edwin Eugene, changed legally to Buzz, ...

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Alexander, Boyd

O. J. R. Howarth.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ornithology; World History; Travel and Holiday. 908 words.

Alexander, Boyd (1873–1910), traveller and ornithologist, born at Willesley Place, Cranbrook, Kent, on 16 January 1873, was a twin son (with Robert Alexander) of Colonel Boyd Francis...

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Alexander, Cosmo

Patricia R. Andrew.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Drawing and Pastels; Painting; World History; Travel and Holiday. 681 words.

Alexander, Cosmo (1724–1772), portrait painter and traveller, was born probably in Aberdeen, the son and pupil of the Aberdonian painter and engraver John Alexander (1686–c.1766), who had...

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