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Kenneth I

(Encyclopedia) Kenneth I (Kenneth mac Alpin), d. 858, traditional founder of the kingdom of Scotland. He succeeded his father, Alpin, as king of Dalriada (the kingdom of the Gaelic…

Kenneth II

(Encyclopedia) Kenneth II, d. 995, Scottish king (971–995). The son of Malcolm I (reigned 943–54), he became king of the united Picts and Scots in 971 and immediately led a savage raid…

Lisa Leslie

Lisa LeslieBorn: July 7, 1972Basketball C 2-time WNBA Finals MVP (2001-02) with the champion Los Angeles Sparks; 2001 regular season MVP; 3-time WNBA All-Star Game MVP (1999,2001-02); 3-time…

Leslie Caron

Leslie Carondancer, actressBorn: 7/1/1931Birthplace: Boulogne-Billancourt, France Caron had been dancing with the Ballet des Champs-Elysees since she was sixteen when she was cast opposite…

Leslie, Frank

(Encyclopedia) Leslie, Frank, 1821–80, American engraver and publisher, b. England. He learned his trade on the Illustrated London News, but in 1848 immigrated to New York City,…

Leslie, David

(Encyclopedia) Leslie, David, d. 1682, Scottish military commander. After serving in the Swedish army, he was a major general under his uncle, Alexander Leslie, 1st earl of Leven…

Leslie, Charles Robert

(Encyclopedia) Leslie, Charles Robert lĕz´lē [key], 1794–1859, English painter and writer, b. London. Educated in the United States, he returned to England to study art and to work. He…

Fiedler, Leslie

(Encyclopedia) Fiedler, Leslie, 1917–2003, American critic, b. Newark, N.J., grad. New York Univ. (B.A. 1938), Univ. of Wisconsin (Ph.D. 1941). In his best-known and most controversial…

Leslie, John

(Encyclopedia) Leslie or Lesley, John, 1527–96, Scottish bishop, historian, and statesman. After studying in France, he returned (c.1554) to Scotland, where he opposed the…

Shaw, Leslie Mortier

(Encyclopedia) Shaw, Leslie Mortier, 1848–1932, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury (1902–7), b. Morristown, Vt. Admitted to the Iowa bar in 1876, he organized (1880) a banking firm that…