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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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Hunt, John (1812–1848), missionary in Fiji

W. A. J. Archbold.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion and Education. 568 words.

Hunt, John (1812–1848), missionary in Fiji, the third child of a farm bailiff, who had previously been a soldier and a sailor, was born at Hykeham Moor, near Lincoln, on 13 June 1812. After...

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Martyn, Henry (1781–1812), missionary and translator

Avril A. Powell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Religion and Education; Christianity. 1494 words.

Martyn, Henry (1781–1812), missionary and translator, was born on 18 February 1781 in Truro, Cornwall, the third of the four children of John Martyn, a clerk in a merchant's office. His...

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Thompson, Elizabeth Maria Bowen [née Elizabeth Maria Lloyd] (1812/13–1869), missionary in Syria

Nadim Shehadi.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion and Education. 1598 words.

Thompson, Elizabeth Maria Bowen [née Elizabeth Maria Lloyd] (1812/13–1869), missionary in Syria, was the daughter of Hannibal Evans Lloyd (1770–1847), a philologist and translator, and his...

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Menetrey, Joseph

Gerald McKevitt.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion and Education. 1130 words.

Menetrey, Joseph (28 November 1812–27 April 1891), Jesuit missionary to Native Americans, was born in Siviriez in the canton of Fribourg, Switzerland, where he probably attended the local...

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Newell, Harriet Atwood

William H. Brackney.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion and Education. 773 words.

Newell, Harriet Atwood (10 October 1793–30 November 1812), American missionary to India, was born in Haverhill, Massachusetts, the daughter of Moses Atwood, an entrepreneur, and Mary...

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Ravalli, Antonio

Gerald McKevitt.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion and Education. 1260 words.

Ravalli, Antonio (14 or 16 or 17 May 1812–02 October 1884), Jesuit priest and missionary, was born in Ferrara, Italy, the son of Giovanni Ravalli, a prominent civil engineer, and Teresa...

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Mills, Samuel John

Frederick V. Mills.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion and Education. 721 words.

Mills, Samuel John (21 April 1783–16 June 1818), initiator of American foreign mission societies and philanthropic agencies, was born in Torringford, Connecticut, the son of Samuel John...

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Riggs, Stephen Return

David M. Stowe.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Religion and Education. 1084 words.

Riggs, Stephen Return (23 March 1812–24 August 1883), missionary and linguist, was born in Steubenville, Ohio, the son of Stephen Riggs, a blacksmith, and Anna Baird. He was educated at the...

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Prince, Nancy Gardner

Ann T. Keene.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online March 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religion and Education; Biographical Studies. 1300 words.

Prince, Nancy Gardner (15 September 1799–01 January 0001), writer and religious worker, was born Nancy Gardner in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Her father, Thomas Gardner, born in Nantucket...

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Homes, Henry Augustus

Peter R. Christoph.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Museums, Libraries, and Information Sciences; Religion and Education. 1113 words.

Homes, Henry Augustus (10 March 1812–03 November 1887), missionary and librarian, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Henry Homes, a wealthy merchant, and Dorcas Freeman. He...

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Anderson, Rufus

Robert A. Schneider.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theology; Religion and Education. 1247 words.

Anderson, Rufus (17 August 1796–30 May 1880), mission administrator and theologian, was born in North Yarmouth, Maine, the son of Rufus Anderson, a Congregational minister, and Hannah...

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Rice, Luther

Daniel W. Stowell.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Religion and Education. 1080 words.

Rice, Luther (25 March 1783–25 September 1836), Baptist missionary and missionary agent, was born in Northborough, Massachusetts, the son of Amos Rice and Sarah Graves, farmers. He grew up...

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Ware, Henry, Jr.

Randy Heinig.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Religion and Education. 835 words.

Ware, Henry, Jr. (21 April 1794–22 September 1843), Unitarian minister and professor at the Harvard Divinity School, was born in Hingham, Massachusetts, the son of Henry Ware and Mary...

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