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Dorothy Sayers

Dorothy Leigh Sayers introduced her monocle-wearing detective character, Lord Peter Wimsey, in the 1923 novel Who's Body? Comfortably wealthy, Oxford-schooled, a lover of wine and fine cars, Wimsey…

Gale Sayers

Gale SayersBorn: May 30, 1943Football HB 2-time All-America at Kansas; NFL Rookie of Year (1965) and 5-time All-Pro with Chicago; scored then-record 22 TDs in rookie year; led NFC in rushing…

Sayers, Dorothy Leigh

(Encyclopedia) Sayers, Dorothy Leigh sā´ərz, 1893–1957, English writer, grad. Somerville College, Oxford, 1915. Taking first-class honors in medieval literature, she was one of the first women to…

Paul

(Encyclopedia) Paul, 1901–64, king of the Hellenes (1947–64), brother and successor of George II. He married (1938) Princess Frederika of Brunswick. During Paul's reign Greece followed a pro-…

Paul I

(Encyclopedia) Paul I, 1754–1801, czar of Russia (1796–1801), son and successor of Catherine II. His mother disliked him intensely and sought on several occasions to change the succession to his…

Paul V

(Encyclopedia) Paul V, 1552–1621, pope (1605–21), a Roman named Camillo Borghese; successor of Leo XI. He was created cardinal (1596) by Clement VIII and was renowned for his knowledge of canon law.…

Jean Paul

(Encyclopedia) Jean Paul: see Richter, Johann Paul Friedrich.

John Paul I

(Encyclopedia) John Paul I, 1912–78, pope (1978), an Italian (b. Canale d'Agordo) named Albino Luciani; successor of Paul VI. Born into a poor, working-class family, he trained at local…

Paul II

(Encyclopedia) Paul II, 1417–71, pope (1464–71), a Venetian named Pietro Barbo; successor of Pius II. He was a nephew of Eugene IV. A Renaissance pope, he patronized printing, beautified and improved…

Paul of Samosata

(Encyclopedia) Paul of Samosata səmŏs´ətə, fl. 260–72, Syrian Christian theologian, heretical patriarch of Antioch. He was a friend and high official of Zenobia of Palmyra. Paul enounced a dynamic…