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Henry V

Henry V was the great warrior king of medieval England whose brief reign included his conquest of most of Normandy (northern France). Henry was a skilled military strategist who died before realizing …

Henry I

The King of England from 1100 until his death in 1135, Henry I also ruled Normandy after he usurped his brother's power and threw him in prison. Henry was the youngest son of William the Conqueror, an…

Henry

(Poor), a touching tale in poetry by Hartmann von der Aur [Our ], one of the minnesingers (12th century). Henry, prince of Hoheneck, in Bavaria, being struck with leprosy, was told that he …

Henry VIII

Henry VIII ruled England from 1509-1547 and remains one of that country's most famous and controversial kings, the second monarch of the House of Tudor. Henry's hearty appetites and fickle passions a…

Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry was the American orator who urged colonists to take up arms against the British, proclaiming, "I know not what course others may take; but as for me... give me liberty or give me death!"…

Patrick HENRY

HENRY, Patrick, (grandfather of William Henry Roane, cousin of Isaac Coles, and great-great-great-grandfather of Robert Lee Henry), a Delegate from Virginia; born in Studley, Hanover County, Va…

Thierry Henry

Thierry Henry is the global soccer star whose handball goal against Ireland in 2009 made him also globally infamous. Thierry was by then 15 years into a pro career that started with a French first d…

O. Henry

Name at birth: William Sydney PorterO. Henry was the pseudonym of William Sydney Porter, who wrote colorful short stories with surprising and ironic twists. His best-known titles included "The Last of…

Henry Heimlich

Dr. Henry Heimlich invented the so-called Heimlich Maneuver -- a squeeze-to-the-stomach technique for helping people choking on food. Henry Heimlich graduated from Cornell University in 1941, and got…

Henry Adams

Henry Brooks Adams was a brainy political journalist, academic and gadabout during the second half of the 19th century. He is best remembered for his great personal summing-up, The Education of Henry …