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Vaughan, Henry

(Encyclopedia) Vaughan, Henry vôn [key], 1622–95, one of the English metaphysical poets . Born in Breconshire, Wales, he signed himself Silurist, after the ancient inhabitants of…

Vaughan, Herbert

(Encyclopedia) Vaughan, Herbert, 1832–1903, English churchman, cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. Educated at Stonyhurst College and on the Continent, Vaughan was ordained in 1854…

Vaughan, Sarah

(Encyclopedia) Vaughan, Sarah (Sarah Lois Vaughan), 1924–90, American jazz singer, b. Newark, N.J. Nicknamed Sassie and the divine one, she studied piano and organ, began…

Vaughan Williams, Ralph

(Encyclopedia) Vaughan Williams, Ralph, 1872–1958, English composer, considered the outstanding composer of his generation in England. He graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge, in…

Stevie Ray Vaughan

Stevie Ray Vaughan learned to play the guitar as a kid, influenced by his older brother, guitarist Jimmie Vaughan. By 1972 Stevie had dropped out of school and was playing blues guitar in bands in…

Sarah Vaughan Biography

Sarah Vaughan one of jazz's most influential female singersBorn: 3/27/1924Birthplace: Newark, N.J. Best known for her operatic range, Vaughan was a pioneer in the use of bebop phrasing in…

Henri

(Encyclopedia) Henri, 1955–, grand duke of Luxembourg (2000–), the oldest son of Jean , grand duke of Luxembourg, and Joséphine Charlotte, princess of Belgium. In 1981 Henri…

Henry I

(Encyclopedia) Henry I, c.1008–1060, king of France (1031–60), son and successor of King Robert II. To defend his throne against his mother, his brothers Robert and Eudes, and…

Henry V

(Encyclopedia) Henry V, 1081–1125, Holy Roman emperor (1111–25) and German king (1105–25), son of Henry IV. Crowned joint king with his father in 1099, he put himself at the head of the…