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Petrarch

The English Petrarch. Sir Philip Sidney; so called by Sir Walter Raleigh. Cowper styles him “the warbler of poetic prose.” (1554-1586.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable,…

Arlene Francis

Name at birth: Arlene Francis KazanjianOnce called "the first lady of television" by Newsweek magazine, Arlene Francis is best remembered as a longtime panelist on the highbrow game show What's My Lin…

Francis Crick

Name at birth: Francis Harry Compton CrickFrancis Crick was 35 when he began working with fellow scientist James Watson to discover the makeup of DNA, the genetic code of life. In 1953 they came up w…

Arlene Francis

Arlene FrancisArlene Francis KazanjianactressBorn: 10/20/1907 Birthplace: Boston, Ma. breezy actress who was a panelist on television's What's My Line? 25 years. Other acting credits include t…

Arlene Francis

Arlene FrancisArlene Francis KazanjianactressBorn: 10/20/1907 Birthplace: Boston, Ma. breezy actress who was a panelist on television's What's My Line? 25 years. Other acting credits include t…

Connie Francis

Connie Francis(Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero)singer, actressBorn: 12/12/1938Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey Dark-haired, bubbly singer who made it big with hits like “ Who's Sorry Now?&#…

Connie Francis

Connie Francis(Concetta Rosa Maria Franconero)singer, actressBorn: 12/12/1938Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey Dark-haired, bubbly singer who made it big with hits like “ Who's Sorry Now?&#…

Pope Francis I

Name at birth: Jorge Mario BergoglioCardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina became Pope Francis I on March 13, 2013. He succeeded Pope Benedict XVI, who had stepped down a month earlier. Jorge Ma…

Francis Arinze

Cardinal Francis Arinze is an African who for a time was considered to be a possible successor to Pope John Paul II. Born to a family of Nigeria's Ibo tribe, Francis Arinze became a Christian at the a…

Francis DANA

DANA, Francis, a Delegate from Massachusetts; born in Charlestown, Mass., June 13, 1743; was graduated from Harvard College in 1762; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice …