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Elyot, Sir Thomas

(Encyclopedia) Elyot, Sir Thomas ĕl´yət, ĕl´ēət, c.1490–1546, English author. He wrote the earliest Latin-English dictionary (1538) and is remembered especially for his sensible and well-written…

Thomas of Erceldoune

(Encyclopedia) Thomas of Erceldoune ûr´səldo͞on˝, fl. 1220?–1297?, Scottish seer and poet, also known as Thomas the Rhymer and Thomas Learmont. Evidence of his existence is founded on the mention of…

Saint Thomas

(Encyclopedia) Saint Thomas, island (2010 pop. 51,634), 32 sq mi (83 sq km), one of the U.S. Virgin Islands, West Indies. Charlotte Amalie, the capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands, and a campus of the…

Thomas à Kempis

(Encyclopedia) Thomas à Kempis kĕm´pĭs, b. 1379 or 1380, d. 1471, German monk, traditional author of The Imitation of Christ, b. Kempen, Germany. He was schooled at Deventer, in the Netherlands, the…

Thomas of Celano

(Encyclopedia) Thomas of Celano chālä´nō, fl. 13th cent., Italian Franciscan friar. One of the first companions of St. Francis, he wrote the two principal lives of St. Francis, one for Gregory IX and…

Fort Thomas

(Encyclopedia) Fort Thomas, city (1990 pop. 16,032), Campbell co., N Ky., on the Ohio River, a residential suburb S of Cincinnati, Ohio; inc. 1867. The city was named after an Army post (est. 1890)…

Saint Thomas

(Encyclopedia) Saint Thomas, city (1991 pop. 29,990), S Ont., Canada, S of London. Originally the center for a rich agricultural area, it became a rail and manufacturing center beginning in the late…

Kurt Thomas

Gymnast Kurt Thomas was the first American to win a gold medal at the world championship, in 1978. The next year he won a record six championship medals (a feat matched in 2018 by Simone Biles).…

Clarence Thomas

Clarence Thomas is the U.S. Supreme Court justice who was thrust into the limelight in his 1991 confirmation proceedings, during which he was accused of sexual harassment. Clarence Thomas grew up in…

Danny Thomas

Name at birth: Muzyad YakhoobDanny Thomas starred in Make Room For Daddy, one of most popular TV family comedies of the 1950s. The show ran from 1953-64, but changed networks in 1957 and was titled…