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Orlando

(Encyclopedia) Orlando: see Roland .

Orlando

(Encyclopedia) Orlando ôrlăn´dō [key], city (1990 pop. 164,693), seat of Orange co., central Fla., in a lake region; inc. 1875. In a citrus fruit and farm area, it is one of the world's most visited vaca...

Orlando, Vittorio Emanuele

(Encyclopedia) Orlando, Vittorio Emanuele vēt-tô´rēō āmänwĕ´lā ōrlän´dō [key], 1860–1952, Italian statesman and jurist. He held several cabinet posts from 1903 to 1917 and was premier from 19...

Gibbons, Orlando

(Encyclopedia) Gibbons, Orlando, 1583–1625, English organist and composer. He became organist of the Chapel Royal about 1603, court virginalist in 1619, and organist at Westminster Abbey in 1623. His compos...

Butler, William Orlando

(Encyclopedia) Butler, William Orlando, 1791–1880, American general and political leader, b. Carrollton, Ky. He served in the War of 1812 and distinguished himself in the battle of New Orleans. He was a Con...

Lawrence, Ernest Orlando

(Encyclopedia) Lawrence, Ernest Orlando, 1901–58, American physicist, b. Canton, S. Dak., grad. Univ. of South Dakota, 1922, Ph.D. Yale, 1925. Affiliated with the Univ. of California from 1928 onward, he be...

Lasso, Orlando di

(Encyclopedia) Lasso, Orlando di ōrlän´dō dē läs´sō [key], 1532–94, Franco-Flemish composer, b. Mons, also known as Orlandus Lassus or Roland de Lassus. Lasso represents the culmination of Renaissa...

Orlando Bloom

The actor Orlando Bloom was classically trained at London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Shortly after his graduation in 1999 he was cast as the elf Legolas in the feature film…

Orlando Magic

Orlando “Tubby” Smith, the first black head coach ever of Kentucky basketball, did what no other Kentucky head coach could. Not Adolph Rupp, not Smith's predecessor Rick Pitin…

Brewer's: Orlando

The youngest son of Sir Rowland de Boys. At a wrestling match the banished duke's daughter, Rosalind, who took a lively interest in Orlando, gave him a chain, saying, “Gentl…