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Georg Hegel

Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel was one of the most influential western philosophers of the 19th century. While a professor in Heidelberg and Berlin he wrote his most famous works, The Phenomenology of…

Wilhelm II

Name at birth: Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor AlbertWilhelm II ruled Germany and Prussia from 1888 until he was forced into exile at the end of World War I, in 1918. He was the grandson of Wilhelm I, the em…

Hoyt Wilhelm

Hoyt WilhelmBorn: July 26, 1923Baseball RHP Knuckleballer who is 3rd all-time in games pitched (1,070) and 1st in games finished (651) and games won in relief (123); career ERA of 2.52 and 227…

Wilhelm Meister

(2 syl.). The first true German novel. It was by Goethe, who died 1832, aged eighty-three. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, …

Hoyt Wilhelm 2002 Deaths

Hoyt WilhelmAge: 79 knuckleball pitcher, who in 1985 became the first relief pitcher elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame; held the record for games pitched (1,070) when he retired in 1972 (si…

George

(St.) (g soft). Gibbon, in his Decline and Fall, ii. 323, asserts that the patron saint of England was George of Cappadocia, the turbulent Arian Bishop of Alexandria, torn to pieces by the …

George Foreman

The Question: How many sons does the boxer George Foreman have with the name of George? I have heard both seven and eight. Can you find the answer to this que…

King George V

Name at birth: George Frederick Ernest AlbertEngland's George V was the king of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from 1910 until 1935, a span that included World War I (1914-18). A naval officer wh…

King George I

George I was the first Hanoverian king of England and Ireland, a German who was on the throne from 1714 until his death in 1727. He was born to the first Elector of Hanover, Ernest Augustus, and his m…