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Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Maritime History.

Of a ship, to sink at sea, generally understood to be by the flooding of its hull either through springing a leak or through striking a rock. Other causes of a ship sinking, such as...

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in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 16 words.

v. (of a ship) fill with water and sink: six drowned when the ship foundered.

Sacred Founders

Diliana N. Angelova.

September 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 450 pages.

Starting with Augustus and extending through early Byzantium, a discourse of imperial founding helped articulate and legitimate imperial authority. Artwork, literature, imperial honors, and...

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The Founders

Aidan Dodson.

in Monarchs of the Nile

January 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 2853 words.

This chapter first briefly discusses Egypt's Predynastic Period before discussing its early rulers up until the Second Dynasty. Using archaeological evidence primarily found in these kings'...

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American Type Founders Co.

in The Oxford Companion to the Book

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 156 words.

In response to competition from *Linotype and *Monotype and their *hot-metal composition methods, 23 *typefoundries established the American Type Founders

The Founder’s Tomb and Posthumous Honors

Diliana N. Angelova.

in Sacred Founders

September 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 8729 words.

The chapter proposes that the mausoleum of Augustus and the Res Gestae (Deeds of Augustus), written by Augustus and displayed on the Mausoleum, are the alpha and omega of his public image...

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Founder

Edited by ALEXANDER P. KAZHDAN.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

January 1991; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 3 words.

founder

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Maritime History.

Of a ship, to sink at sea, generally understood to be by the flooding of its hull either through springing a leak or through striking a rock. Other causes of a ship sinking, such as...

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The Christian Founders Constantine and Helena

Diliana N. Angelova.

in Sacred Founders

September 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 12924 words.

This chapter examines how Constantine transformed the discourse of imperial founders that Augustus had bequeathed to later emperors—first, by breaking with ancestral myths and religion and,...

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“Founder and Head of Many Monasteries”

Steven Vanderputten.

in Imagining Religious Leadership in the Middle Ages

June 2015; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 14902 words.

This chapter examines various accounts that describe Richard as institutor et rector—“founder/master and head”—of many monastic communities. Sigebert of Gembloux claimed that Richard was...

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Robert of Arbrissel: The Reluctant Founder

Berenice M. Kerr.

in Religious Life for Women c.1100–c.1350

July 1999; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 23277 words.

This chapter discusses the life of Robert of Arbrissel. He was an itinerant preacher, and founder of the abbey of Fontevraud. He was born at Arbrissel ...

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Nobles other than founders' heirs

Susan Wood.

in The Proprietary Church in the Medieval West

August 2006; p ublished online May 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 14994 words.

Alongside the lordship of rulers over many higher churches, and that beginning to emerge of other founders and their heirs, are two other important ways for nobles to tap the economic...

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Gloucester, John (1776 - 1822), Presbyterian Clergyperson, Church Founder

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History.

founder of the first African American Presbyterian church, social reformer, and community leader. Born a slave in Kentucky, John Gloucester

Mason, John (1586–1635), founder of New Hampshire

Charles E. Clark.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 1067 words.

Mason, John (1586–1635), founder of New Hampshire, was born in King's Lynn, Norfolk, the son of John Mason and Isabel Mason (née Steed), and baptized there on 11 December 1586. His father...

founder’s type

Edited by Michael F. Suarez and H. R. Woudhuysen.

in The Oxford Companion to the Book

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 5 words.

Stow, David (1793–1864), school founder and educationist

Elizabeth J. Morse.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 2552 words.

Stow, David (1793–1864), school founder and educationist, was born in Paisley on 17 May 1793, the son of William Stow and his wife, Agnes Smith. William Stow was a prosperous Paisley...

Ware, Lancelot Lionel (1915–2000), founder of Mensa

Jason Tomes.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Education. 855 words.

Ware, Lancelot Lionel (1915–2000), founder of Mensa, was born on 5 June 1915 at 44 Vectis Road, Mitcham, Surrey, the only son and elder child of Frederick Richard Ware (d. 1940), merchant's...

Lyon, John (1514?–1592), founder of Harrow School

Caroline M. K. Bowden.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 740 words.

Lyon, John (1514?–1592), founder of Harrow School, was the son of John Lyon (d. 1534) and his wife, Joan; the family owned land in Preston near Harrow. A man of substance, by 1562 John Lyon...

What determines the innovation capability of firm founders?

Spyros Arvanitis and Tobias Stucki.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

August 2012; p ublished online March 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Industrial History; Business History; Innovation; Technological Change; Research and Development; Industry Studies. 10952 words.

Innovative start-ups, not start-ups in general, seem to be important drivers of economic growth. However, little is known about what such firms look like. As activities of start-ups are...

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Cranston, Robert (1815–1892), founder of temperance hotels

Perilla Kinchin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Ethical Issues and Debates; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 992 words.

Cranston, Robert (1815–1892), founder of temperance hotels, was born on 9 August 1815, at East Calder, near Edinburgh, the son of James Cranston, mason and innkeeper, and his wife, Janet...

Elsyng, William (d. 1349), mercer and hospital founder

Ann Bowtell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction. 1362 words.

Elsyng, William (d. 1349), mercer and hospital founder, probably came from the village of Elsing in Norfolk. His parents are known only by their first names, John and Emma. His brother...