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limner

(Encyclopedia) limner lĭm´nər, the work of untrained, generally anonymous artists active in the English American colonies. Characteristic examples of their paintings show flat, awkward, often frontal…

Daye, Stephen

(Encyclopedia) Daye, Stephen, c.1594–1668, British settler in North America, considered by many to be the first printer in the English American colonies. He came to Massachusetts Bay with his family…

Osgood, Herbert Levi

(Encyclopedia) Osgood, Herbert Levi, 1855–1918, American historian, b. Canton, Maine. He taught at Worcester Academy (1877–79) and Brooklyn High School (1883–89). From 1890 to 1896 he was adjunct…

Gage, Thomas

(Encyclopedia) Gage, Thomas, d. 1656, English traveler. He went (1612) to Spain to study and became a Dominican. He lived and traveled among the Native populations of Central America from 1625 to…

Leppard, Raymond John

(Encyclopedia) Leppard, Raymond John, 1927–2019, English-American conductor, composer, musicologist, and harpsicordist, b. London. A prominent scholar as well as a conductor, he was especially known…

Wright, Harry

(Encyclopedia) Wright, Harry (Wiliam Henry Wright), 1835–95, English-American baseball player and manager, b. Sheffield, England. His father, a professional cricket player, moved the family to New…

Hitchcock, Sir Alfred

(Encyclopedia) Hitchcock, Sir Alfred, 1899–1980, English-American film director, writer, and producer, b. London. Hitchcock began his career as a director in 1925 and became prominent with The 39…

Wodehouse, P. G.

(Encyclopedia) Wodehouse, P. G. (Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse)wo͝od´hous˝, 1881–1975, English-American novelist and humorist. After a short period, first working at a bank and then writing for a…

bourgeoisie

(Encyclopedia) bourgeoisie bo͝orzhwäzē´, originally the name for the inhabitants of walled towns in medieval France; as artisans and craftsmen, the bourgeoisie occupied a socioeconomic position…

Christopher Nolan

Christopher Nolan is an English-American filmmaker best known for his 2010 headtrip film Inception and his blockbuster Batman movies, Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008) and The Dark Knight…