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Cahan, Abraham

(Encyclopedia) Cahan, Abraham kän [key], 1860–1951, Russian-American journalist, Socialist leader, and author, b. Vilnius, Lithuania. He emigrated to New York City in 1882, entered journalism, and helped ...

Abraham

(Encyclopedia) Abraham [according to the Book of Genesis, Heb.,=father of many nations] or Abram ā´brəm [key] [Heb.,=exalted father], in the Bible, progenitor of the Hebrews; in the Qur'an, ancesto...

Profile of Abraham

Name at birth: AbramThree world religions honor Abraham as their ancient patriarch and a model of faith in one God. In Judaism the 12 tribes of Israel trace their lineage to Abraham through his son I…

Diepenbeeck, Abraham van

(Encyclopedia) Diepenbeeck, Abraham van vän dē´pənbāk˝ [key], 1596–1675, Flemish glass painter, book illustrator, and painter. He was active mainly in Antwerp and was strongly influenced by Rubens, w...

Abildgaard, Nikolaj Abraham

(Encyclopedia) Abildgaard, Nikolaj Abraham nĭkōlī´ ä´bēlgôrd [key], 1743–1809, Danish painter of the neoclassical school. He was a student of Eckersberg. Among his own pupils was Thorvaldsen, whom ...

Maslow, Abraham Harold

(Encyclopedia) Maslow, Abraham Harold măz´lō [key], 1908–70, American psychologist, b. Brooklyn, New York, Ph.D. Univ. of Wisconsin (1934). He taught at Brooklyn College from 1937, then became head of t...

Kuyper, Abraham

(Encyclopedia) Kuyper, Abraham ä´brähäm koi´pər [key], 1837–1920, Dutch political figure and Calvinist theologian. After holding important pastorates, he became interested in politics and engaged in ...

Abraham, Plains of

(Encyclopedia) Abraham, Plains of, fairly level field adjoining the upper part of the city of Quebec, Canada. There, in 1759, the English under Gen. James Wolfe defeated the French under Gen. Louis Montcalm. ...