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Allen, Ethan (1738–1789), revolutionary army officer and politician in America

Michael A. Bellesîles.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Revolutions and Rebellions; US Politics; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1347 words.

Allen, Ethan (1738–1789), revolutionary army officer and politician in America, was born on 10 January 1738 in Litchfield, Connecticut, the eldest of the seven children of Joseph Allen...

Bentley, Elizabeth Terrill

Harold Josephson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Politics; Revolutions and Rebellions. 1495 words.

Bentley, Elizabeth Terrill (01 January 1908–03 December 1963), Communist party activist and government witness, was born in New Milford, Connecticut, the daughter of Charles Prentiss...

Bowes, Sir George (1517–1545), soldier and rebel

Gervase Phillips.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Revolutions and Rebellions; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 461 words.

Bowes, Sir George (1517–1545), soldier and rebel, was a posthumous son of the landowner Sir Ralph Bowes (c.1455–1516) and Elizabeth, daughter of Henry Clifford, Lord Clifford. His wardship...

Bowes, Sir Robert (1493?–1555), soldier, lawyer, and rebel

Christine M. Newman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Revolutions and Rebellions; Military History; Warfare and Defence; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 1073 words.

Bowes, Sir Robert (1493?–1555), soldier, lawyer, and rebel, was the second surviving son of Sir Ralph Bowes of Streatlam, co. Durham (d. 1512), and Marjorie (d. 1524), daughter and coheir...

Brennan, Michael [Mícheál] (1896–1986), Irish revolutionary and general

David Fitzpatrick.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ethnic Politics; Politics; Revolutions and Rebellions; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 2280 words.

Brennan, Michael [Mícheál] (1896–1986), Irish revolutionary and general, was born on 2 February 1896 at Gortgarraun, near Meelick, co. Clare, the youngest of three rebel sons of Patrick...

Byrne, Miles (1780–1862), Irish revolutionary and officer in the French army

James Livesey.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ethnic Politics; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Politics; Revolutions and Rebellions. 718 words.

Byrne, Miles (1780–1862), Irish revolutionary and officer in the French army, was born on 20 March 1780 at Monaseed on the borders between co. Wexford and co. Wicklow, the son of Patrick...

Campsie, Henry (fl. 1688–1689), apprentice boy and army officer

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Revolutions and Rebellions; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 3 words.

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Childs, Morris

Harvey Klehr.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Politics; Revolutions and Rebellions. 1229 words.

Childs, Morris (10 June 1902–02 June 1991), Communist official and American intelligence double agent, was born Moishe Chilovsky in Kiev, Ukraine, the son of Joseph Chilovsky, a cobbler,...

Corbet, William (1779–1842), revolutionary and soldier

H. M. Stephens.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Politics; Revolutions and Rebellions. 792 words.

Corbet, William (1779–1842), revolutionary and soldier, was born at Ballythomas, co. Cork, on 17 August 1779, one of eight children in a protestant family. He was well educated by his...

Cortina, Juan Nepomuceno

Zaragosa Vargas.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Agriculture and Farming; Politics; Revolutions and Rebellions. 935 words.

Cortina, Juan Nepomuceno (16 May 1824–30 October 1892), revolutionary, politician, Mexican governor, and rancher, was born in Camargo, Tamaulipas, Mexico, the son of Trinidad Cortina, the...

Cvetic, Matthew C.

Daniel J. Leab.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Politics; Revolutions and Rebellions. 1241 words.

Cvetic, Matthew C. (04 March 1909–26 July 1962), anti-Communist and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) "confidential informant", anti-Communist and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)...

Darcy, Thomas, Baron Darcy of Darcy (b. in or before 1467, d. 1537), soldier and rebel

R. W. Hoyle.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Revolutions and Rebellions; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 3211 words.

Darcy, Thomas, Baron Darcy of Darcy (b. in or before 1467, d. 1537), soldier and rebel, was born before May 1467, being over twenty-one in May 1488. He was the son of Sir William Darcy (c....

Despard, Edward Marcus (1751–1803), army officer and revolutionary

Malcolm Chase.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Politics; Revolutions and Rebellions. 1634 words.

Despard, Edward Marcus (1751–1803), army officer and revolutionary, was born into a military family in Queen's county, Ireland, on 6 March 1751; the youngest of six sons of William Despard...

Digges, Thomas Attwood

David M. Craig.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Politics; Revolutions and Rebellions. 1361 words.

Digges, Thomas Attwood (04 July 1742–06 December 1821), gentleman, confidential agent, ne'er-do-well, and novelist, gentleman, confidential agent, ne’er-do-well, and novelist, was born in...

Fannin, James Walker

Archie P. McDonald.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Revolutions and Rebellions; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 837 words.

Fannin, James Walker (01 January 1804–27 March 1836), Texas revolutionary leader, was the son of Dr. Isham Fannin, a Georgia planter. His mother’s identity is unknown, but apparently she...

Gurdun [Gurdon], Sir Adam (c. 1220–1305), soldier and rebel

Henry Summerson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Revolutions and Rebellions; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 762 words.

Gurdun [Gurdon], Sir Adam (c. 1220–1305), soldier and rebel, was the son of Adam Gurdun, a minor landowner and tenant by serjeanty in Hampshire, and his wife, Amiria. A minor when his...

Hecker, Friedrich Karl Franz

Steven Rowan.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Revolutions and Rebellions; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1093 words.

Hecker, Friedrich Karl Franz (28 September 1811–24 March 1881), German revolutionary and American politician and soldier, was born in Eichtersheim, Grand Duchy of Baden, German League, the...

Irvine, William (1741–1804), army officer and revolutionary politician in America

Philip Carter.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Revolutions and Rebellions; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 579 words.

Irvine, William (1741–1804), army officer and revolutionary politician in America, was born on 3 November 1741 near Enniskillen, co. Fermanagh; details of his parents, who originally came...

Knox, Henry (1750–1806), revolutionary army officer and politician in America

Paul David Nelson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Revolutions and Rebellions; US Politics; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 1397 words.

Knox, Henry (1750–1806), revolutionary army officer and politician in America, was born on 25 July 1750 at Sea Street, Boston, Massachusetts, the seventh of ten sons of William Knox...

Lincoln, Benjamin (1733–1810), revolutionary army officer and politician in America

Paul David Nelson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Revolutions and Rebellions; US Politics; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 871 words.

Lincoln, Benjamin (1733–1810), revolutionary army officer and politician in America, was born on 29 January 1733 in Hingham, Massachusetts, the sixth of eight children of Colonel Benjamin...