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Inchbald, Elizabeth

(Encyclopedia) Inchbald, Elizabeth ĭnch´bôld [key], 1753–1821, English author. The daughter of a farmer, Joseph Simpson, she went to London in 1772 to seek her fortune on the stage.…

Elizabeth

(Encyclopedia) Elizabeth, 1764–94, sister of King Louis XVI of France, known as Madame Elizabeth. Deeply loyal to her brother, she remained in France during the French Revolution,…

Elizabeth

(Encyclopedia) Elizabeth: see Russell, Mary Annette .

Elizabeth

(Encyclopedia) Elizabeth, city (1990 pop. 110,002), seat of Union co., NE N.J., on Newark Bay; inc. 1855. It is a shipping and transportation hub, with some of the world's largest…

Elizabeth

(Encyclopedia) Elizabeth, 1900–2002, queen consort of George VI of Great Britain, mother of Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret , b. London. She was Lady Elizabeth…

Elizabeth I

(Encyclopedia) Elizabeth I, 1533–1603, queen of England (1558–1603). Early Life The daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn , she was declared…

Elizabeth

(Encyclopedia) Elizabeth, 1709–62, czarina of Russia (1741–62), daughter of Peter I and Catherine I . She gained the throne by overthrowing the young czar, Ivan VI ,…

Elizabeth

(Encyclopedia) Elizabeth, 1596–1662, queen of Bohemia, daughter of James I of England. Her beauty attracted most of the royal suitors of Europe (she was nicknamed the Queen of…

Elizabeth

(Encyclopedia) Elizabeth, 1843–1916, queen of Romania, consort of King Carol I , whom she married in 1869. Of German birth, she was the daughter of Hermann, prince of Wied. She…

Elizabeth

(Encyclopedia) Elizabeth, 1837–98, empress of Austria and queen of Hungary. A Bavarian princess, she was married (1854) to her cousin, Emperor Francis Joseph. Despite her exceptional…