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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…