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Giesebrecht, Wilhelm von

(Encyclopedia) Giesebrecht, Wilhelm von vl´hlm fn g´zbrkht, 1814–89, German historian. A gifted student of Ranke, he later taught at the Univ. of Königsberg. His Geschichte der deutschen…

Condoleezza Rice

Condoleezza Rice was U.S. Secretary of State from 2005 until 2009 under President George W. Bush, after serving four years as National Security Advisor (2001-05). Condoleezza Rice was a gifted…

Robert Hooke

Robert Hooke was the English scientist and inventor who wrote the 1665 book Micrographia, in which he coined the term "cell" for a basic biological structure. A gifted student with a particular…