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Kate Chopin

Name at birth: Katherine O'FlahertyKate Chopin was an American novelist and short-story writer best known for her startling 1899 novel, The Awakening. Born in St. Louis, she moved to New Orleans…

Chopin, Kate O'Flaherty

(Encyclopedia) Chopin, Kate O'Flaherty shō˝păn´ [key], 1851–1904, American author, b. St. Louis. Of Creole-Irish descent, she married (1870) a Louisiana businessman and lived with…

Chopin, Frédéric François

(Encyclopedia) Chopin, Frédéric François frādārēk´ fräNswä´ shôpăN´ [key], 1810–49, composer for the piano, b. near Warsaw, of French and Polish parentage. His lyrical, often…

Frederic Chopin

Name at birth: Frederic Francois ChopinFrederic Chopin was one of the great Romantic composers of the 19th century, known especially for his pieces for solo piano. Of French parents, Chopin was born…

Greenaway, Kate

(Encyclopedia) Greenaway, Kate, 1846–1901, English illustrator and watercolorist. She is famous for her fanciful, humorous, delicately colored drawings of child life. She influenced…

Ardern, Jacinda Kate Laurell

(Encyclopedia) Ardern, Jacinda Kate Laurell, 1980–, New Zealand political leader, b. Hamilton, N.Z., B.A. Univ. of Waikato, 2001. A member of the Labor party, she worked for Prime…

Brewer's: Chopine

(2 syl.), or Chopin. A high-heeled shoe. The Venetian ladies used to wear “high-heeled shoes like stilts.” Hamlet says of the actress, “Your lady-ship is nearer to heaven, than when I saw…

Wiggin, Kate Douglas (Smith)

(Encyclopedia) Wiggin, Kate Douglas (Smith), 1856–1923, American author and educator, b. Philadelphia. In San Francisco she organized the first free kindergartens on the Pacific coast (…

Kate Gosselin

Kate Gosselin became famous with her husband Jon and their eight children on the cable TV series Jon & Kate Plus 8, which aired from 2007 to 2009. Gosselin was trained to be a nurse, but the…

Kate Expectations

Kate Expectations Great expectations and much speculation followed the announcement of Kate Middleton's pregnancy. Related Links Prince William and Kate Middleton Wedding…