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À Beckett, Arthur William (1844–1909), humorist and journalist

A. J. A. Morris.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Journalism. 867 words.

À Beckett, Arthur William (1844–1909), humorist and journalist, the third son of Gilbert Abbott À Beckett (1811–1856) and Mary Anne Glossop (1817–1863), was born at Portland House, North...

À Beckett, Gilbert Abbott (1811–1856), comic writer and police magistrate

Paul Schlicke.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Journalism; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1441 words.

À Beckett, Gilbert Abbott (1811–1856), comic writer and police magistrate, was born at The Grange, Hampstead, Middlesex, on 17 February 1811, the third son of William A'Beckett (1777–1855),...

À Beckett, Gilbert Arthur (1837–1891), playwright and satirist

Katherine Mullin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Literature; Humour. 878 words.

À Beckett, Gilbert Arthur (1837–1891), playwright and satirist, born at Portland House, Fulham, Middlesex, on 7 April 1837, was the eldest son of Gilbert Abbott À Beckett (1811–1856),...

Adams, Franklin P.

Robert L. Gale.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Radio; Literature; Humour; Journalism. 1161 words.

Adams, Franklin P. (15 November 1881–23 March 1960), newspaper columnist, humorist, and radio personality, was born Franklin Pierce Adams in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Moses Adams, a...

Ade, George

Robert L. Gale.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour. 1289 words.

Ade, George (09 February 1866–16 May 1944), humorist, was born in Kentland, Indiana, the son of John Ade, a farmer and bank cashier who was from England, and Adaline Wardell Bush. Ade liked...

Allibond, John (1596/7–1658), Church of England clergyman and satirist

Richard L. Greaves.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 778 words.

Allibond, John (1596/7–1658), Church of England clergyman and satirist, was born at Chenies, Buckinghamshire, the son of Peter Allibond (1559/60–1629), rector of Chenies. He was a chorister...

Ameringer, Oscar

Paul Buhle.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Political Theory; Journalism. 656 words.

Ameringer, Oscar (04 August 1870–05 November 1943), humorist and socialist editor, was born in a Swabian village in Germany, the son of August Ameringer, a cabinetmaker. His mother’s maiden...

Ames, Richard (bap. 1664?, d. 1692), satirist

Warren Chernaik.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour. 860 words.

Ames, Richard (bap. 1664?, d. 1692), satirist, was born of 'Plebean Extraction' (Ames, Last Search, sig. A2v); he can probably be identified with a 'Richardus Emms', son of Richard and...

Amhurst, Nicholas (1697–1742), satirist and political writer

Michael Erben.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Political Theory. 1418 words.

Amhurst, Nicholas (1697–1742), satirist and political writer, was born on 16 October 1697 at Marden, Kent, the first son of Edward Amhurst (bap. 1665, d. 1713), grazier, and grandson of...

Anton, Robert (fl. 1606–1618), satirist

Colin Burrow.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour. 296 words.

Anton, Robert (fl. 1606–1618), satirist, is believed to have been the son of George Anton, recorder of Lincoln. He matriculated as a pensioner at Magdalene College, Cambridge, at Easter...

Arbuthnot [Arbuthnott], John (bap. 1667, d. 1735), physician and satirist

Angus Ross.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Medicine and Health. 4167 words.

Arbuthnot [Arbuthnott], John (bap. 1667, d. 1735), physician and satirist, was baptized on 29 April 1667 at Arbuthnott, Kincardineshire, on the north-east Scottish coast, near Stonehaven,...

Armin, Robert (1563–1615), actor and comic writer

Martin Butler.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Literature; Humour. 1522 words.

Armin, Robert (1563–1615), actor and comic writer, was one of at least three children of John Armin, a tailor of King's Lynn. His probable date of birth is suggested by an indenture of...

Armour, Richard Willard

David Lawrence Arnold.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Education. 1008 words.

Armour, Richard Willard (15 July 1906–28 February 1989), educator and satirist, was born in San Pedro, California, the son of Harry Willard Armour, a drugstore owner, and Sue Wheelock. He...

Ayloffe [Ayliffe], John (c. 1645–1685), satirist and conspirator

Warren Chernaik.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1111 words.

Ayloffe [Ayliffe], John (c. 1645–1685), satirist and conspirator, was born in Foxley, Wiltshire, the younger son of John Ayliffe (b. 1611?). He matriculated at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, in...

Bagby, George William

Ritchie Devon Watson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Journalism. 1068 words.

Bagby, George William (13 August 1828–29 November 1883), journalist and humorist, was born in Buckingham County, Virginia, the son of George Bagby, a merchant, and Virginia Young Evans. A...

Baldwin, Joseph Glover

Merritt Moseley.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Biographical Studies; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 959 words.

Baldwin, Joseph Glover (21 January 1815–30 September 1864), attorney and author, was born in Friendly Grove Factory, Virginia, the son of Joseph Clarke Baldwin, a mill owner, and Eliza...

Bangs, John Kendrick

Richard Bleiler.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Journalism; Literature; Humour; Education. 1694 words.

Bangs, John Kendrick (27 May 1862–21 January 1922), humorist, editor, and lecturer, was born in Yonkers, New York, the son of Francis Nehemiah Bangs, a lawyer, and Frances Amelia Bull, and...

Barrett, Eaton Stannard (1786–1820), poet and satirist

John D. Haigh.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literature; Humour. 541 words.

Barrett, Eaton Stannard (1786–1820), poet and satirist, was born in Cork. Despite his contemporary success little is known of his life. With his younger brother Richard he attended a...

Battier [née Fleming], Henrietta (c. 1751–1813), poet and satirist

Isobel Grundy.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literature; Humour. 795 words.

Battier [née Fleming], Henrietta (c. 1751–1813), poet and satirist, was the daughter of John Fleming of Staholmock, co. Meath, Ireland. She later wrote that 'strangers possess my paternal...

Bemelmans, Ludwig

Wulf Koepke.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Humour. 1049 words.

Bemelmans, Ludwig (27 April 1898–01 October 1962), writer and illustrator, was born in Meran in Tyrol, Austria (now Italy), the son of the Belgian painter Lambert Bemelmans, and Frances...