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Gilman, Charlotte Perkins

(Encyclopedia) Gilman, Charlotte Perkins, 1860–1935, American feminist and reformer, b. Hartford, Conn.; great-granddaughter of Lyman Beecher . Prominent as a lecturer and writer…

Charlotte

(Encyclopedia) Charlotte shär´lət [key] (Charlotte Sophia), 1744–1818, queen consort of George III of England. The niece of Frederick, duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, she was married to…

Charlotte

(Encyclopedia) Charlotte, city (1990 pop. 395,934), seat of Mecklenburg co., S N.C.; inc. 1768. The largest city in the state and the commercial and industrial leader of the Piedmont…

Charlotte

(Encyclopedia) Charlotte, 1896–1985, grand duchess of Luxembourg (1919–64). The second daughter of Duke William of Nassau-Weilburg and a Portuguese princess, Marie Anne of Braganza, she…

Port Charlotte

(Encyclopedia) Port Charlotte, uninc. town (1990 pop. 41,535), Charlotte co., SW Fla., on Charlotte Harbor (an inlet of the Gulf of Mexico) and the Peace and Myakka rivers. It is a…

Charlotte Amalie

(Encyclopedia) Charlotte Amalie əmäl´ē [key], town (2010 pop. 10,354), capital of the Virgin Islands of the United States, on St. Thomas Island. It is the commercial center of…

Sophia Charlotte

(Encyclopedia) Sophia Charlotte zōfē´ä shärlôt´ə [key], 1668–1705, first queen of Prussia, second wife of King Frederick I , daughter of Electress Sophia of Hanover, and sister…

Perkins School for the Blind

(Encyclopedia) Perkins School for the Blind, at Watertown, Mass.; chartered 1829, opened 1832 in South Boston as the New England Asylum for the Blind, with Samuel G. Howe as its…

Warbeck, Perkin

(Encyclopedia) Warbeck, Perkin, 1474?–1499, pretender to the English throne, b. Tournai. He lived in Flanders and later in Portugal and arrived in Ireland in the employ of a silk…