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Brewer's: 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…

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 KINLOCH

KINLOCH, Francis, a Delegate from South Carolina; born in Charleston, S.C., March 7, 1755; educated by private tutors; went to England in 1768 and entered Eton College, from which institution h…

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 …

Francis GILLETTE

Senate Years of Service: 1854-1855Party: Free SoilGILLETTE, Francis, (father of Edward Hooker Gillette), a Senator from Connecticut; born in that portion of Old Windsor now included in the town…

Francis HOPKINSON

HOPKINSON, Francis, (father of Joseph Hopkinson), a Delegate from New Jersey; born in Philadelphia, Pa., September 21, 1737 (O.S.); was graduated from the University of Pennsylvania at Philadel…