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Lewis, Wyndham

(Encyclopedia) Lewis, Wyndham (Percy Wyndham Lewis) wĭn´dəm [key], 1886–1957, English author and painter, born on a ship on the Bay of Fundy. With Ezra Pound, he was cofounder and editor of Blast ...

Grenville, William Wyndham Grenville, Baron

(Encyclopedia) Grenville, William Wyndham Grenville, Baron, 1759–1834, British statesman; youngest son of George Grenville. He was foreign secretary in the ministry of his cousin William Pitt from 1791 to 1...

Redmond, John Edward

(Encyclopedia) Redmond, John Edward, 1856–1918, Irish nationalist leader. He was elected to Parliament as a Home Rule member in 1881 at the height of the obstructionist program of Charles Parnel...

Sargent, John Singer

(Encyclopedia) Sargent, John Singer, 1856–1925, American painter, b. Florence, Italy, of American parents, educated in Italy, France, and Germany. In 1874 he went to Paris, where he studied under Carol...

John

(Encyclopedia) John, in the Bible. 1 See John, Saint . 2 See John the Baptist . 3 See Mark, Saint . 4 In the Acts of the Apostles, one of the high priest's family...

John I

(Encyclopedia) John I (John the Great), 1357?–1433, king of Portugal (1385–1433), illegitimate son of Peter I. He was made (1364) grand master of the Knights of Aviz and exercised his influence in opposit...

John V

(Encyclopedia) John V (John Palaeologus) pāl˝ēŏl´əgəs [key], 1332–91, Byzantine emperor (1341–91), son and successor of Andronicus III. Forced to fight John VI (John Cantacuzene), who usurped the ...

John I

(Encyclopedia) John I (John Zapolya) zä´pôlyŏ [key], 1487–1540, king of Hungary (1526–40), voivode [governor] of Transylvania (1511–26). He was born John Zapolya, the son of Stephen Zápolya ...

John I

(Encyclopedia) John I, 1358–90, Spanish king of Castile and León (1379–90), son and successor of Henry II. He tried unsuccessfully to unite the Portuguese and Castilian crowns but was twice defeated by t...

John I

(Encyclopedia) John I (John Tzimisces) tsĭmĭs´ēz [key], c.925–976, Byzantine emperor (969–76). With the aid of Emperor Nicephorus II 's wife, Theophano, John had Nicephorus murdered and himself...