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Rolfe, Frederick William

(Encyclopedia) Rolfe, Frederick William, 1860–1913, English novelist, also known as Baron Corvo. After a vain attempt to become a priest, Rolfe earned a living painting and teaching before he began to write...

Hochhuth, Rolf

(Encyclopedia) Hochhuth, Rolf rôlf hōkh´ho͞ot [key], 1931–, German dramatist. His provocative first drama, The Deputy (1963), accuses Pope Pius XII and the Roman Catholic clergy of tolerating Na...

Rolfe, John

(Encyclopedia) Rolfe, John rŏlf [key], 1585–1622, English colonist in Virginia. He reached the colony in May, 1610, and introduced (1612) the regular cultivation of tobacco, which became Virginia's staple...

Zinkernagel, Rolf Martin

(Encyclopedia) Zinkernagel, Rolf Martin, 1944–, Swiss immunologist, grad. Univ. of Basel (M.D., 1968), Australian National Univ. (Ph.D., 1975). He has been a professor at the Univ. of Zürich since 1979. Zi...

Corvo, Baron

(Encyclopedia) Corvo, Baron: see Rolfe, Frederick William .

Browne, Thomas Alexander

(Encyclopedia) Browne, Thomas Alexander, pseud. Rolf Boldrewood rōf bôl´dərwo͝od˝, rôlf [key], 1826–1915, Australian author. A squatter, a magistrate, and a commissioner in the gold fields, h...

Powhatan

(Encyclopedia) Powhatan pou˝ətăn´ [key], d. 1618, Native North American chief of the Powhatan tribe in Virginia, whose personal name was Wahunsonacock. He greatly extended the dominion of the Powhat...

Pocahontas

(Encyclopedia) Pocahontas pōkəhŏn´təs [key], c.1595–1617, Native North American woman, daughter of Chief Powhatan . Pocahontas, meaning playful one (her real name was said to be Matoaka),...

Williams, Emlyn

(Encyclopedia) Williams, Emlyn, 1905–87, Welsh actor and dramatist. His best-known plays are Night Must Fall (1935) and The Corn Is Green (1941). His Collected Plays were published in 1...