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Ernest I

(Encyclopedia) Ernest I, 1784–1844, duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (see under Saxe-Coburg ); brother of Leopold I of Belgium, uncle of Queen Victoria of England, and father of Victoria…

Ernest Augustus

(Encyclopedia) Ernest Augustus, 1771–1851, king of Hanover (1837–51) and duke of Cumberland, fifth son of George III of England. At the accession of his niece Queen Victoria, the crowns…

Ernest Rutherford

Ernest Rutherford was the brilliant New Zealand physicist who explained natural radioactivity, determined the structure of the atom, and changed one element into another (nitrogen to oxygen) by…

Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway is one of the most famous American writers of the 20th century, the author of A Farewell to Arms and The Sun Also Rises. He wrote novels and short stories about outdoorsmen,…

Ernest Shackleton

Ernest Shackleton was a British explorer of the South Pole who is best remembered for leading his crew to safety after the failed expedition of the Endurance (1914-16). Ernest Shackleton had been a…

Ernest Dickerson

Name at birth: Ernest Roscoe DickersonErnest Dickerson is a filmmaker and cinematographer known best for his work in early Spike Lee films, including Do The Right Thing (1989), Jungle Fever (1991)…

Ernest Borgnine

Name at birth: Ermes Effron BorgninoOnce one of Hollywood's busiest character actors and a frequent villain, Ernest Borgnine was best known for his good-guy roles in two television favorites, the…

Ernest Lehman

Ernest Lehman wrote some of the most successful movies of the 1950s and '60s, including The King and I, West Side Story, The Sound of Music and North by Northwest. A New Yorker, Lehman graduated from…