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Brewer's: Milton

borrowed from St. Avitus his description of Paradise (book i.), of Satan (book ii.), and many other parts of Paradise Lost. He also borrowed very largely from Du Bartas (1544-1591), who wro…

John Milton

John Milton wrote essays, sonnets and, most importantly, Paradise Lost, considered by many scholars the greatest epic poem of the English language. Milton was a Londoner and received his education at…

Milton Bradley

American draftsman and lithographer Milton Bradley founded the Milton Bradley Company, famous makers of family board games such as The Game of Life, CandyLand and Twister. Raised in Maine, New Hampsh…

Milton Caniff

Milton Caniff is the grand old man of the adventure-drama style of newspaper comics. He created two classics of the genre, "Terry and the Pirates" (begun 1934) and "Steve Canyon" (begun 1947). Both …

Milton Berle

Name at birth: Mendel BerlingerMilton Berle was the first great superstar of the TV age, and the undisputed king of the medium in the early 1950s. His variety show Texaco Star Theater (later The Milt…

Milton Berle Biography

Milton Berle(Milton Berlinger)actorBorn: 7/12/1908Birthplace: Harlem, New York Emmy Award-winning television, film and stage comic actor known as “Mr. Television.” He starred in t…

Milton Wolff Biography

American commanderDied: January 14, 2008 (Berkeley, California) Best Known as: last commander of the American volunteers who fought against Franco in the Spanish Civil War …

Milton Gabler Biography

Milton Gablerrecord producerBorn: 5/20/1911Birthplace: Harlem, N.Y. record producer who started the first independent jazz label, Commodore Records, and ran the Commodore Music Shop, one of Ne…

Milton Hershey Biography

Milton Hersheychocolatier, philanthropistBorn: 9/13/1857Birthplace: Derry Township, Pa. His aspirations for a formal education quashed by grade four, Hershey apprenticed to a confectioner in L…

Milton BROWN

BROWN, Milton, a Representative from Tennessee; born in Lebanon, Ohio, February 28, 1804; moved to Nashville, Tenn.; studied law; was admitted to the bar and commenced practice in Paris, Tenn.;…