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Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval) — World History.

English freeholder in the 13th and 14th centuries. Franklins paid a rent for their land and did not owe military service to their lord. Their status was above that of the free peasant but...

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franklin

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 142 words.

Alun, Malin, Tallinn • Jacklin • franklin • chaplain, Chaplin • ratline • Carlin, call-in, marlin,

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franklin

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 141 words.

Alun, Malin, Tallinn • Jacklin • franklin • chaplain, Chaplin • ratline • Carlin, marlin, marline,

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franklin

Edited by David Hey.

in The Oxford Companion to Family and Local History

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Local and Family History. 18 words.

A medieval term for a substantial freeholder below the rank of gentleman; cf. Chaucer's ‘The Franklin's Tale’.

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franklin

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval) — World History.

English freeholder in the 13th and 14th centuries. Franklins paid a rent for their land and did not owe military service to their lord. Their status was above that of the free peasant but...

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franklin

Donald Fenna.

in A Dictionary of Weights, Measures, and Units

January 2002; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Numerical and Computational Mathematics. 20 words.

[B. Franklin; USA 1706–90]

electric charge. Metric-c.g.s.-e.s.u. A name for statcoulomb. Guggenheim E. A. Nature 148,

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franklin

Edited by Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of World History

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 72 words.

English freeholder in the 13th and 14th centuries. Franklins paid a rent for their land and did not owe military

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Franklin

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 161 words.

1. English: status name from Middle English frankelin ‘franklin’, a technical term of the feudal system, from Anglo-Norman French franc

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Franklin

Edited by Douglas Gray.

in The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

January 2003; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval). 319 words.

a landed member of the minor gentry. The Franklin of the General Prologue is presented as a well-to-do country gentleman,

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franklin

Edited by Anne Kerr and Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of World History

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 75 words.

English freeholder in the 13th and 14th centuries. Franklins paid a rent for their land and did not owe military service to their lord. Their status was above that of the free peasant but...

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Franklin, Benjamin

H. W. Brands.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature

P ublished online July 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Literary Studies (American). 7721 words.

Benjamin Franklin once offered a prescription for immortality:

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Franklin, Aretha

Marc Anthony Neal.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1618 words.

singer and pianist, was born Aretha Louise Franklin in Memphis, Tennessee, the daughter of the Reverend C. L. Franklin, a

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Franklin Aretha

Edited by Colin Larkin.

in Encyclopedia of Popular Music

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 1935 words.

b. 25 March 1942, Memphis, Tennessee, USA. Aretha Franklin’s music is steeped in the traditions of the church. Her father,

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Franklin, Aretha

Alisha R. Coleman.

in The Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature

January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 390 words.

Aretha Franklin was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and grew up in Detroit, Michigan. Her father, Rev. Clarence LaVaugh Franklin, was

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Franklin, Benjamin

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the History of American Science, Medicine, and Technology

January 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Science and Technology. 1156 words.

Although the common view of Benjamin Franklin’s contributions to science and technology regards them as practical and commonsensical—as with the

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Franklin, Kim

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice. 104 words.

Born Guildford 28 Feb. 1960; d of late Paul Franklin and of Margaret Franklin (now Yates); m Gordon Catford (marr. diss. 2008); one s one ...

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Bache, Franklin

David L. Cowen.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health; Medicinal Chemistry. 1626 words.

Bache, Franklin (25 October 1792–19 March 1864), physician, chemist, and author, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Benjamin Franklin Bache, a noted anti-Federalist...

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Carolyn Franklin

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

B. 13 May 1944, Memphis, Tennessee, USA, d. 25 April 1988, Bloomfield Hills, Detroit, Michigan, USA. The younger sister of Aretha Franklin and Erma Franklin, Carolyn was born while her ...

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Erma Franklin

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

B. 13 March 1938, Shelby, Mississippi, Tennessee, USA, d. 7 September 2002, Detroit, Michigan, USA. The older sister of Aretha Franklin and Carolyn Franklin, this excellent singer’s career...

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Franklin, David

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Media Studies; Performing Arts; Music. 164 words.

Born 17 May 1908; s of Henry James Franklin and Jane Maria Franklin (née Chapman); m 1931, Hilda Mary Bickell; two d; died 22 Oct. 1973

broadcaster and lecturer,...

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Franklin stove

Morton S. Freeman.

in A New Dictionary of Eponyms

January 1997; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 193 words.

Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790) was one of America's greatest statesmen. He was a diplomat sent to France to seek

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