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Abbé de Saint-Pierre

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.

Charles François Irénée Castel Abbé de Saint-Pierre (1658–1743) was born on 13 February 1658 at château Saint-Pierre-Eglise situated between Cherbourg and Barfleur in Normandy, France....

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Adams, James Truslow

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Publishing; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 246 words.

MA, LLD, LittD, LHD, FRSL

Born 18 Oct. 1878; s of William Newton Adams and Elizabeth Harper Truslow; m 1927, Kathryn M. Seely; no c; died 18 May 1949

Brookly...

Addison, Henry Robert (1805–1876), playwright and army officer

John Russell Stephens.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 766 words.

Addison, Henry Robert (1805–1876), playwright and army officer, was born of Irish parentage in 1805 at Calcutta, and spent his early life in India. He acquired on 12 July 1827 a commission...

Alan Seeger

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Literature.

(1888–1916),

New York-born poet, graduated from Harvard (1910), went to Paris (1913), and at the beginning of World War I enlisted in the French Foreign Legion. He was killed at...

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Albemarle

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Literature; Publishing; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 194 words.

MC

Born 28 Feb. 1882; e s of 8th Earl and Lady Gertrude Lucia Egerton (d 1943), only children of 1st Earl Egerton of Tatton; ...

Aldington, Edward Godfree [Richard] (1892–1962), writer

Max Saunders.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Literature. 2506 words.

Aldington, Edward Godfree [Richard] (1892–1962), writer, was born on 8 July 1892 at 50 High Street, Portsmouth, the eldest among the two sons and two daughters of Albert Edward Aldington...

Alexander, Alexander (b. 1781/2), soldier and writer

Matthew Brown.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Biographical Studies; Literature. 974 words.

Alexander, Alexander (b. 1781/2), soldier and writer, was born in Dundonald, Ayrshire, the illegitimate son of a wealthy Scottish merchant. Almost everything known about him comes from his...

Allbeury, Theodore Edward Le Bouthillier [Ted] (1917–2005), intelligence officer and novelist

Alex May.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Literature. 834 words.

Allbeury, Theodore Edward Le Bouthillier [Ted] (1917–2005), intelligence officer and novelist, was born on 24 October 1917 at 478 Manchester Road, Stockport, Lancashire, the son of Theodore...

Allhusen, Beatrice May

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Science and Mathematics; Literature; Publishing; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 42 words.

Born d of late Col Thomas Bromhead Butt, 79th Highlanders; m 1876, William Hutt Allhusen; died 29 July 1918

Amwell

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Publishing; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 148 words.

CBE 1946

Born Clerkenwell, 8 Oct. 1876; s of John Montague; m 1911, Constance Craig (d 1964), Runcorn; one s two d; died...

Anderson, Major Roy Dunlop

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Publishing; Military History; Warfare and Defence; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 160 words.

DSO 1917; OBE 1919

Born 1878; s of John Anderson, CIE, MD, FRCP, FRCS; m 1910, Maude Coote, d of William Morriston Davies; no c; died 31 Aug. 1932

Horris...

Anderson, Rear-Adm. (Charles) Courtney

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Publishing; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 118 words.

CB 1971

Born 8 Nov. 1916; s of late Lt-Col Charles Anderson, Australian Light Horse, and Mrs Constance Powell-Anderson, OBE, JP; m 1940, Pamela Ruth Miles; three s; d...

André, John

Paul David Nelson.

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); Land Forces and Warfare. 1601 words.

André, John (02 May 1750–02 October 1780), British officer and spy, was born in London, England, the son of Anthony André, a merchant, and Marie Louise Girardot. His early schooling was...

Andrewe, Thomas (fl. 1600–1604), soldier and poet

Julia Gasper.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 507 words.

Andrewe, Thomas (fl. 1600–1604), soldier and poet, is known only by his poem in rhyming couplets The Unmasking of a Feminine Machiavell, published in 1604. Its autobiographical nature is...

Arnold, William Delafield (1828–1859), army officer and novelist

Katherine Prior.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 620 words.

Arnold, William Delafield (1828–1859), army officer and novelist, was born at Laleham, Middlesex, on 7 April 1828, the fourth son of Thomas Arnold (1795–1842), headmaster of Rugby School,...

Atkyns, Richard (1615–1677), army officer and writer on printing

David Stoker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 1980 words.

Atkyns, Richard (1615–1677), army officer and writer on printing, was the only child of Richard Atkyns (1584–1636/7) of Tuffley, Gloucestershire, and his wife, Mary, second daughter of Sir...

Bagot, Theodosia, (Lady Bagot)

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Science and Mathematics; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Literature; Publishing; Military History; Warfare and Defence; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Business Finance. 134 words.

Born 1865; 3rd d of Sir John Leslie, 1st Bt; m 1st, 1885, Lt-Col Josceline FitzRoy Bagot, MP (d 1913); one s three d; son was Sir Alan Desmond Bagot, 1st Bt (...

Bancroft, Edward

Gordon E. Kershaw.

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); Medicine and Health; Medicinal Chemistry. 1543 words.

Bancroft, Edward (09 January 1744–08 September 1821), physician, scientist, and spy, was born in Westfield, Massachusetts, the son of Edward Bancroft and Mary Ely, farmers. The elder...

Barker, Lt-Col Arthur James

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Publishing; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 281 words.

Born 20 Sept. 1918; o s of late John Robert Barker and Caroline Barker, Hull; m 1st, 1939, Dorothy Jean (marr. diss. 1968), o d...

Barnitz, Albert Trorillo Siders

Robert M. Utley.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 909 words.

Barnitz, Albert Trorillo Siders (10 March 1835–18 July 1912), poet and soldier, was born at Bloody Run, Bedford County, Pennsylvania. The names of his parents are not known. His father, a...