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Lowell, James Russell

(Encyclopedia) Lowell, James Russell, 1819–91, American poet, critic, and editor, b. Cambridge, Mass. He was influential in revitalizing the intellectual life of New England in the mid-…

Lowell

(Encyclopedia) Lowell, city (1990 pop. 103,439), a seat of Middlesex co., NE Mass., at the confluence of the Merrimack and Concord rivers; settled 1653, set off from Chelmsford 1826,…

Lowell, Robert

(Encyclopedia) Lowell, Robert (Robert Traill Spence Lowell 4th), 1917–77, American poet and translator, widely considered the preeminent American poet of the mid-20th cent., b. Boston,…

Russell

(Encyclopedia) Russell, English noble family. It first appeared prominently in the reign of Henry VIII when John Russell, 1st earl of Bedford, 1486?–1555, rose to…

Russell, James Earl

(Encyclopedia) Russell, James Earl, 1864–1945, American educator, b. Hamden, N.Y., grad. Cornell, 1887, Ph.D. Leipzig, 1894. From 1895 to 1897 he was professor of philosophy and…

Russell, William Fletcher

(Encyclopedia) Russell, William Fletcher, 1890–1956, American educator, b. Delhi, N.Y., grad. Cornell, 1910, Ph.D. Columbia, 1914; son of James Earl Russell. He was dean (1917–23) of…

Russell, Lord William

(Encyclopedia) Russell, Lord William, 1639–83, English statesman; younger son of the 1st duke of Bedford. He entered Parliament in 1660. Contempt for the dissolute court and fear of…

Kurt Russell

Kurt Russell is a blue-eyed, square-jawed American actor best known for playing action heroes in the movies Escape From New York (1981), The Thing (1982) and Big Trouble in Little China (1986).…

Russell, John Russell, 1st Earl

(Encyclopedia) Russell, John Russell, 1st Earl, 1792–1878, British statesman; younger son of the 6th duke of Bedford, known most of his life as Lord John Russell. He became a…

Lowell Observatory

(Encyclopedia) Lowell Observatory, astronomical observatory located in Flagstaff, Ariz.; it was founded in 1894 by Percival Lowell , the American astronomer who popularized the…