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Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Concert overture, op. 49 (1880), by Tchaikovsky; written for the Moscow Exhibition, it commemorates Napoleon's retreat from Moscow in 1812 and incorporates La Marseillaise and the Tsarist...

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Sacagawea (c. 1787–1812)

Camilla Townsend.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 750 words.

(c. 1787–1812 or 1884),

Native American woman who accompanied Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on their trip across

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Heard, Betsy (1759–after 1812)

Laura Ann Pechacek.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 646 words.

(1759–after 1812),

Euro‐African slave trader and merchant. In the last half of the eighteenth century, Betsy Heard developed

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Harvey, Thomas (1812–1884), philanthropist

A. C. Bickley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 731 words.

Harvey, Thomas (1812–1884), philanthropist, was born on 15 March 1812 at Barnsley in Yorkshire, the second of five children of William Harvey, a linen manufacturer, and his wife, Susanna, n...

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Gladstone [née Glynne], Catherine (1812–1900), philanthropist

H. C. G. Matthew.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 1442 words.

Gladstone [née Glynne], Catherine (1812–1900), philanthropist and wife of William Ewart Gladstone, was born on 6 January 1812 at Hawarden Castle, Flintshire. She was the third child and...

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John Warren’s Lectures on Anatomy, 1783–1812

Mark Somos.

in History of Universities

August 2017; p ublished online September 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 13695 words.

This chapter presents an English translation of selected passages from John Warren’s Lectures on Anatomy, delivered between 1783 and 1812. Most of the lectures deal with technical aspects...

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Mayhew, Henry (1812–1887), author and social reformer

Deborah Vlock.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Literature. 1350 words.

Mayhew, Henry (1812–1887), author and social reformer, was born in London on 25 November 1812, the son of Joshua Dorset Joseph Mayhew (d. 1858) and Mary Ann Fenn. He was educated at...

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Hibbs, Richard (1812?–1886), writer on poverty

Francis Watt.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Welfare and Poverty. 241 words.

Hibbs, Richard (1812?–1886), writer on poverty, came from Hampshire, and studied at St John's College, Cambridge (of which he was scholar), matriculating in 1837 and proceeding BA in 1841...

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Aitken, William (1812?–1869), Chartist and factory reformer

Robert G. Hall.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Labour and Demographic Economics; Politics. 1042 words.

Aitken, William (1812?–1869), Chartist and factory reformer, was born in a barrack room near Dunbar, possibly on 2 June 1812, the youngest but one of nine children of Scottish parents,...

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Binney, Edward William (1812–1881), geologist and philanthropist

Anne Secord.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Geology and the Lithosphere. 1268 words.

Binney, Edward William (1812–1881), geologist and philanthropist, was born on 7 December 1812 at Morton Hall, near Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, the youngest of the seven sons and two...

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Smiles, Samuel (1812–1904), biographer and didact

H. C. G. Matthew.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates; Biographical Studies. 2142 words.

Smiles, Samuel (1812–1904), biographer and didact, born in a house on the High Street, Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland, on 23 December 1812, was one of eleven children of Samuel Smiles,...

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Crossley, John (1812–1879), industrialist and philanthropist

John A. Hargreaves.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1693 words.

Crossley, John (1812–1879), industrialist and philanthropist, was born on 16 May 1812 in Halifax, the sixth of the eight children of John Crossley (c. 1772–1837) [see under Crossley,...

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Torrens, Sir Robert Richard Chute (1812–1884), land reformer

P. A. Howell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 825 words.

Torrens, Sir Robert Richard Chute (1812–1884), land reformer, was the second son of Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Torrens (1780?–1864) and his first wife, Charity Herbert Chute. He was born in...

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Johnson [née Croke], Frances [called Begum Johnson] (1728–1812), hostess

Rosie Llewellyn-Jones.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 763 words.

Johnson [née Croke], Frances [called Begum Johnson] (1728–1812), hostess, was celebrated not only for her remarkable longevity in India, where few Britons outlived two monsoon seasons, but...

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Collet, Collet Dobson (1812–1898), radical and tax reformer

Miles Taylor.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Politics. 918 words.

Collet, Collet Dobson (1812–1898), radical and tax reformer, was born on 31 December 1812 in London. He was the eldest son of John Dobson (1778–1827), a London merchant, and his wife (and...

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Herzen, Alexander [Aleksandr Ivanovich Gertsen] (1812–1870), radical publicist

Patrick Waddington.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Journalism; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Politics. 1182 words.

Herzen, Alexander [Aleksandr Ivanovich Gertsen] (1812–1870), radical publicist, was born at what is now 25 Tverskoy bulvar, Moscow, on 25 March 1812 os (6 April 1812 ns), the illegitimate...

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Bartlett, Abraham Dee (1812–1897), taxidermist and zoo superintendent

Christine Brandon-Jones.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Conservation of the Environment (Social Science); Performing Arts. 682 words.

Bartlett, Abraham Dee (1812–1897), taxidermist and zoo superintendent, was born in London on 27 October 1812, second son of John Bartlett, hairdresser and brush maker, and Jane Dunster. As...

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Fullerton [née Leveson-Gower], Lady Georgiana Charlotte (1812–1885), novelist and philanthropist

Solveig C. Robinson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1060 words.

Fullerton [née Leveson-Gower], Lady Georgiana Charlotte (1812–1885), novelist and philanthropist, was born on 23 September 1812 at Tixall Hall, Staffordshire, the third of four children of...

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Vere, Sir Stephen Edward De, fourth baronet (1812–1904), philanthropist and classical scholar

Elizabeth Lee.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Education; Classical Studies. 524 words.

Vere, Sir Stephen Edward De, fourth baronet (1812–1904), philanthropist and classical scholar, was the son of Sir Aubrey De Vere, second baronet (1788–1846), and his wife, Mary Rice (d....

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Sweatshops at Sea: Merchant Seamen in the World's First Globalized Industry, from 1812 to the Present. By Leon Fink (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2011. 278 pp. $34.95)

Kenyon Zimmer.

in Journal of Social History

March 2013; p ublished online March 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 966 words.

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Delany, Martin

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 569 words.

(1812–1885), African American political philosopher, activist, physician, newspaper editor, and convention organizer. Born free on 6

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