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Fortunate Isles

(Encyclopedia) Fortunate Isles or Isles of the Blest, in classical and Celtic legend, islands in the Western Ocean. There the souls of favored mortals were received by the gods…

Fortune Bay

(Encyclopedia) Fortune Bay, arm of the Atlantic Ocean, c.80 mi (130 km) long, S Newfoundland, N.L., Canada. Its shores are lined with many fishing villages. The French islands of…

O'Mahony, John

(Encyclopedia) O'Mahony, John ōmă´hənē [key], 1816–77, Irish patriot. He attended Trinity College, Dublin, and became a proficient Irish scholar. After taking part in the…

Mahony, Francis Sylvester

(Encyclopedia) Mahony, Francis Sylvester məhō´nē [key], pseud. Father Prout prout [key], 1804–66, Irish humorist. He was dismissed from the Jesuit order in 1830 for a minor…

Whittington, Richard

(Encyclopedia) Whittington, Richard, 1358–1423, English merchant and lord mayor of London. He made his fortune as a mercer and then entered London politics to become successively…

Fortune, Robert

(Encyclopedia) Fortune, Robert, 1813–80, British botanist. He traveled in Asia for the Royal Horticultural Society and later for the East India Company and brought back to England a…

Riordan, Richard J.

(Encyclopedia) Riordan, Richard J. rĭr´dən [key], 1930–, American businessman and politician, b. Flushing, N.Y. He moved to Los Angeles, where he amassed a fortune through venture…

Lovelace, Richard

(Encyclopedia) Lovelace, Richard, 1618–1657?, one of the English Cavalier poets . He was the son of a Kentish knight and was educated at Oxford. In 1642 he was briefly imprisoned…

Davis, Richard Harding

(Encyclopedia) Davis, Richard Harding, 1864–1916, American author and journalist, b. Philadelphia; son of Rebecca Harding Davis . After attending Lehigh and Johns Hopkins…

Cobden, Richard

(Encyclopedia) Cobden, Richard kŏb´dən [key], 1804–65, British politician, a leading spokesman for the Manchester school . He made a fortune as a calico printer in Manchester. A…