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Edgeworth, Maria

(Encyclopedia) Edgeworth, Maria, 1767–1849, Irish novelist; daughter of Richard Lovell Edgeworth. She lived practically her entire life on her father's estate in Ireland. Letters for Literary…

Edgeworth, Richard Lovell

(Encyclopedia) Edgeworth, Richard Lovell, 1744–1817, Anglo-Irish educational theorist, b. Bath, England, educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and at Oxford; father of Maria Edgeworth. A member of the…

maria

(Encyclopedia) maria: see moon.

Marias

(Encyclopedia) Marias mərī´əz, river, c.210 mi (340 km) long, rising in several branches in NW Montana near the Continental Divide and flowing SE to the Missouri River near Fort Benton. It receives…

Maria I

(Encyclopedia) Maria I, 1734–1816, queen of Portugal (1777–1816), daughter of Joseph I. She was married (1760) to her uncle, who assumed joint rule with her as Peter III. Neither of them was much…

Edgeworth, Francis Ysidro

(Encyclopedia) Edgeworth, Francis Ysidro əsē´drō˝, 1845–1926, British economist, grad. Trinity College, Dublin. He was professor of political economy at Oxford and first editor (1891–1926) of the…

Black Maria

The Question: What's a Black Maria? The Answer: A "black maria" is a slang term for a police wagon. How did it get this name? We don't know. But here are two…

Maria Shriver

Maria Shriver is a veteran TV news reporter, former First Lady of California, and a member of the prominent Kennedy family. (She's the daughter of Eunice Kennedy Shriver and Sargent Shriver, the…

Maria Montessori

In 1894 Maria Montessori became the first woman physician in Italy. Her interest in children and education led her to open a children's school in 1907 in the slums outside Rome. Montessori put into…

Maria Sharapova

Maria Sharapova was only 17 when she won the 2004 edition of the prestigious Wimbledon tennis tournament. By 2012 she had won all four major tournaments and was one of the sport's global superstars…