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Dreiser, Theodore

(Encyclopedia) Dreiser, Theodore drī´sər, –zər [key], 1871–1945, American novelist, b. Terre Haute, Ind. A pioneer of naturalism in American literature, Dreiser wrote novels reflecting…

Theodore

(Encyclopedia) Theodore. For Russian rulers thus named, use Feodor.

Theodore I

(Encyclopedia) Theodore I (Theodore Lascaris), d. 1222, Byzantine emperor of Nicaea (1204–22), son-in-law of the Byzantine emperor Alexius III. He escaped from Constantinople after it…

Theodoric I

(Encyclopedia) Theodoric I thēŏd´ərĭk [key] or Thierry I tērē´, tēĕr´ē [key], d. 534, Frankish ruler, son of Clovis I . On his father's death (511) he shared equally…

Theodore II

(Encyclopedia) Theodore II, emperor of Ethiopia: see Tewodros II .

Theodore II

(Encyclopedia) Theodore II (Theodore Lascaris), 1222–58, Byzantine emperor of Nicaea (1254–58), son and successor of John III. He fought the Bulgarians and temporarily regained parts of…

Theodoric the Great

(Encyclopedia) Theodoric the Great, c.454–526, king of the Ostrogoths and conqueror of Italy, b. Pannonia. He spent part of his youth as a hostage in Constantinople. Elected king…

Theodore of Mopsuestia

(Encyclopedia) Theodore of Mopsuestia mŏp˝syo͞oĕs´chə [key], c.350–428, Syrian Christian theologian, bishop of Mopsuestia (from 392). Together with his lifelong friend, St. John…

Theodore Roethke

Name at birth: Theodore Huebner RoethkeTheodore Roethke was an American poet of the mid-20th century whose personal, introspective poems influenced a generation of modern poets and earned him a…

Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore RooseveltBorn: 10/27/1858Birthplace: New York City, N.Y. Theodore Roosevelt was born in New York City on Oct. 27, 1858. A Harvard graduate, he was early interested in ranching, in…