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Delaval [née Livingston], Lady Elizabeth

Margaret J. M. Ezell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; British History; Political History; Biographical Studies. 1033 words.

Delaval [née Livingston], Lady Elizabeth (1648?–1717), memoirist and Jacobite agent, was the only child of James Livingston, first earl of Newburgh (1621/2–1670), nobleman, and his first...

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Dicconson, William

Paul Hopkins.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; British History; Political History; Biographical Studies; Social and Cultural History. 1254 words.

Dicconson, William (1654/5–1742), Jacobite courtier and biographer, eldest son of Hugh Dicconson (c.1621–1691) of Wrightington Hall near Wigan, and his wife, Agnes (d. 1719), third daughter...

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Dorris, Michael

Jim Charles.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Native American History; World History; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Biographical Studies. 1599 words.

Dorris, Michael (30 January 1945–11 April 1997), writer and academician, was born Michael Anthony Dorris in Louisville, Kentucky, the son of Jim Leonard Dorris, a soldier, and Mary...

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Lame Deer, John Fire

Geoff Sanborn.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Native American History; World History; Biographical Studies. 1060 words.

Lame Deer, John Fire (1903–15 December 1976), coauthor of a popular account of American Indian life, was born with the Lakota name Tahca Ushte (Lame Deer) and the English name John Fire on...

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Lester Young

Overview page. Subjects: History — Biographical Studies — Music — United States History — History.

jazz tenor saxophonist. Considered the “president of the saxophone,” Lester Young was nicknamed “Pres” or “Prez.” Young's playing style influenced

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Lockhart, George, of Carnwath

Daniel Szechi.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: UK Politics; British History; Political History; Biographical Studies. 2182 words.

Lockhart, George, of Carnwath (1681?–1731), Jacobite politician and memoirist, was the elder of two children of Sir George Lockhart of Carnwath (c. 1630–1689), lord president of the court...

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Mountain Wolf Woman

Dennis Wepman.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online April 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Native American History; World History; Biographical Studies. 1165 words.

Mountain Wolf Woman (01 April 1884–09 September 1960), Native American autobiographer, was born in East Fork River, Wisconsin, the daughter of Charles Blowsnake and Lucy Goodvillage,...

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Princess of Wales Diana

Overview page. Subjects: Language Reference — History — Biographical Studies — British History — British History.

(1961–97).

Lady Diana Spencer was the third daughter of the 8th Earl Spencer of Althorp (Northants), by Frances

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Tennyson, Hallam, second Baron Tennyson

Suzanne L. G. Rickard.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biographical Studies; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1471 words.

Tennyson, Hallam, second Baron Tennyson (1852–1928), biographer and governor-general of Australia, was born on 11 August 1852 at Twickenham, Middlesex, eldest son of the poet laureate,...

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Wolcott, Roger

Ronald Lettieri.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; Biographical Studies. 788 words.

Wolcott, Roger (04 January 1679–17 May 1767), colonial governor and literary figure, was born in Windsor, Connecticut, the son of Simon Wolcott and Martha Pitkin, merchants and farmers. The...

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