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Richardson, Henry Handel

(Encyclopedia) Richardson, Henry Handel, pseud. of Ethel Richardson Robertson, 1870–1946, Australian novelist, b. Melbourne. Her years of study at the Presbyterian Ladies'…

Richardson, Henry Hobson

(Encyclopedia) Richardson, Henry Hobson, 1838–86, American architect, b. St. James parish, La., grad. Harvard, 1859, studied at the École des Beaux-Arts; great-grandson of Joseph…

Richardson, Sir Ralph

(Encyclopedia) Richardson, Sir Ralph, 1902–83, English stage and film actor. Since his first professional stage appearance in The Merchant of Venice (1921), Richardson has played…

Richardson

(Encyclopedia) Richardson, city (1990 pop. 74,840), Dallas and Collins counties, N Tex., a suburb of Dallas; founded in the 1850s, inc. as a city 1956. Richardson manufactures…

Bill Richardson

William Blaine "Bill" Richardson III was governor of New Mexico from 2003 to 2011. Bill Richardson was born in California but raised mostly in Mexico City. He received his bachelor's (1970) and…

Ian Richardson Biography

actorBorn: April 7, 1934Birthplace: EdinburghDied: Feb. 9, 2007 (London) A versatile actor and a founding member of the Royal Shakespeare Company in…

Handel, George Frideric

(Encyclopedia) Handel, George Frideric hăn´dəl [key], 1685–1759, English composer, b. Halle, Germany. Handel was one of the greatest masters of baroque music, most widely celebrated…

George Frideric Handel

Name at birth: Georg Friedrich HändelG. F. Handel was one of the greatest European composers during the Baroque period of the 18th century, celebrated for his oratorio Messiah. He composed operas in…

Purcell, Henry

(Encyclopedia) Purcell, Henry pûr´səl [key], c.1659–1695, English composer and organist. Often considered England's finest native composer, Purcell combined a great gift for…