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Hill, Geoffrey

(Encyclopedia) Hill, Geoffrey (Sir Geoffrey William Hill), 1932–2016, English poet, b. Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, grad. Oxford. Widely hailed as one of the finest poets of his generation, he wrote…

Young, Geoffrey Winthrop

(Encyclopedia) Young, Geoffrey Winthrop, 1876–1958, English writer, an authority on mountaineering. He was educated at Cambridge and later studied in Switzerland and France. Before 1914 he made an…

Geoffrey Rush Biography

Geoffrey Rush actorBorn: 1951Birthplace: Toowoomba, Australia   Academy Award-winning film and stage actor who was one of Australia's leading theater actors before establishing himself in feature…

Geoffrey

(Encyclopedia) Geoffrey jĕf´rē, 1158–86, duke of Brittany (1171–86); fourth son of Henry II of England. Betrothed (1166) to Constance, heiress of Brittany, he was recognized as heir to the duchy in…

Geoffrey of Monmouth

Geoffrey of Monmouth was a 12th century ecclesiastic who chronicled Britain's early history in Historia Regum Britanniae (The History of British Kings). A narrative with a little bit of fact and a…

Geoffrey Rush

Geoffrey Rush was a star of the Australian stage for two decades before his Oscar-winning performance in Shine (1996) made him an international movie star. Since then the classically trained actor…

Geoffrey Beene

Geoffrey Beene was one of New York's most famous fashion designers, recognized for his artistic and technical skills and for creating simple, comfortable and dressy women's wear. A native of…

Geoffrey Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer wrote The Canterbury Tales, the poetic collection of stories widely regarded as the beginning of English literature. The stories, by turns bawdy, comical and pious, are told by a…

Geoffrey IV

(Encyclopedia) Geoffrey IV, known as Geoffrey Plantagenetplătăj´ənət [O.Fr.,=sprig of broom; he usually wore a sprig in his helmet], 1113–51, count of Anjou (1129–51); son of Fulk, count of Anjou and…