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Heywood, John

(Encyclopedia) Heywood, John hā´wo͝od, 1497?–1580?, English dramatist. He was employed at the courts of Henry VIII and Mary I as a singer, musician, and playwright. At the accession of Elizabeth I in…

Heywood

(Encyclopedia) Heywood, town (1991 pop. 29,639), Rochdale metropolitan district, NW England, in the Greater Manchester metropolitan area. Heywood's products include cotton goods, metal goods,…

Stephen Heywood 2006 Deaths

Stephen HeywoodAge: 37 cofounder (with his brother James) of the ALS Therapy Development Foundation, and central figure of the documentary So Much So Fast about his fight against Lou Gehrig's…

Heywood, Thomas

(Encyclopedia) Heywood, Thomas, 1574?–1641, English dramatist. A prolific writer, he claimed to have written and collaborated on more than 200 plays, most of which are now lost. Although he wrote…

Broun, Heywood Campbell

(Encyclopedia) Broun, Heywood Campbell bro͞on, 1888–1939, American newspaper columnist and critic, b. Brooklyn, N.Y. He worked on the New York Tribune (1912–21) and the New York World (1921–28),…

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. There are also several persons…

John I

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

John I

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

John I

(Encyclopedia) John I or John the Posthumous, 1316, king of France, posthumous son of King Louis X. He lived only five days and was succeeded by his uncle, Philip V. According to legend, a dying…