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John Updike

After moving from Harvard and Oxford to a staff position on The New Yorker magazine, John Updike turned his talent and brainy pedigree into a successful 50-year career as a novelist, essayist and…

Updike, John

(Encyclopedia) Updike, John, 1932–2009, American author, one of the nation's most distinguished 20th-century men of letters, b. Shillington, Pa., grad. Harvard, 1954. In his many…

Updike, Daniel Berkeley

(Encyclopedia) Updike, Daniel Berkeley ŭp´dīk˝ [key], 1860–1941, American printer and historian of typography, b. Providence, R.I. At the Merrymount Press, which he founded in 1893 in…

Ralph Eugene UPDIKE, Congress, IN (1894-1953)

UPDIKE, Ralph Eugene, a Representative from Indiana; born in Brookville, Franklin County, Ind., May 27, 1894; attended the public schools of Whitcomb and Brookville, Dodds Army and Navy…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…