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Wright, Richard

(Encyclopedia) Wright, Richard, 1908–60, American author. An African American born on a Mississippi plantation, Wright struggled through a difficult childhood and worked to educate…

Richard Wright

Richard Wright's 1940 novel Native Son was a best-seller and is still considered a classic of modern American literature. One of the most influential African-American writers of the 20th century,…

Richard Wright Biography

keyboardistDied: September 15, 2008Best Known as: keyboardist and founding member of Pink Floyd Deathplace: London, England Richard Wright was one of the…

Eberhart, Richard

(Encyclopedia) Eberhart, Richard ĕb´ərhärt˝ [key], 1904–2005, American poet, b. Austin, Minn., grad. Dartmouth (1926) and Cambridge (1929, 1933). He taught at various universities…

Neutra, Richard Joseph

(Encyclopedia) Neutra, Richard Joseph noi´trə, no͞o´trə [key], 1892–1970, American architect, born and educated in Vienna. Although Neutra worked for a time with Eric Mendelsohn and…

Niebuhr, Helmut Richard

(Encyclopedia) Niebuhr, Helmut Richard, 1894–1962, American theologian, b. Wright City, Mo., grad. Elmhurst College (Ill.), 1912, and Eden Theological Seminary, 1915, M.A. Washington…

Wright brothers

(Encyclopedia) Wright brothers, American airplane inventors and aviation pioneers. Orville Wright 1871–1948, was born in Dayton, Ohio, and Wilbur Wright, 1867–1912, near…

Richard I

(Encyclopedia) Richard I,   Richard Cœur de Lion kör də lyôN´ [key], or Richard Lion-Heart, 1157–99, king of England (1189–99); third son of Henry II and…