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Virgil

Name at birth: Publius Vergilius MaroThe most famous poet of ancient Rome, Virgil (or Vergil) wrote the Aeneid, one of the greatest epic poems in human history. Raised on a farm in northern Italy, he…

Brewer's: Virgil

In the Gesta Romanorum Virgil is represented as a mighty but benevolent enchanter. This is the character that Italian tradition always gives him, and it is this traditional character that f…

Virgil Munday CHAPMAN

Senate Years of Service: 1949-1951Party: DemocratCHAPMAN, Virgil Munday, a Representative and a Senator from Kentucky; born in Middleton, Simpson County, Ky., on March 15, 1895; attended the pu…

Myron Virgil GEORGE

GEORGE, Myron Virgil, a Representative from Kansas; born in Erie, Neosho County, Kans., January 6, 1900; attended the grade schools and graduated from Labette County High School at Altamont, Ka…

Virgil Ivan Gus Grissom Biography

Virgil Ivan “Gus” Grissom astronautBorn: 4/3/1926Birthplace: Mitchell, Ind. Grissom was raised in Mitchell, Ind., the oldest of four children. Following high school, he served in…

Homer Virgil Milton MILLER

Senate Years of Service: 1871-1871Party: DemocratMILLER, Homer Virgil Milton, a Senator from Georgia; born in Pendleton District, S.C., April 29, 1814; moved with his parents to Rabun County, G…

Virgil Delphini PARRIS

PARRIS, Virgil Delphini, (cousin of Albion Keith Parris), a Representative from Maine; born in Buckfield, Maine, February 18, 1807; attended the common schools, Hebron Academy, Hebron, Maine, a…

Virgil Garnett Trice, Jr. Biography

Virgil Garnett Trice, Jr.chemical engineerBorn: 2/3/1926Birthplace: Indianapolis, Ind. Virgil Trice earned both B.S. and M.S. degrees from Purdue University in 1945. He also received an M.S. …

Virgil H. GOODE, Jr.

GOODE, Virgil H., Jr., a Representative from Virginia; born in the City of Richmond, Va., October 17, 1946; graduated from Franklin County High School, Rocky Mount, Va., 1965; B.A., University …

Ovid

Name at birth: Publius Ovidius NasoOvid was one of the greatest poets of antiquity and the author of Metamorphoses, a masterpiece on Greek and Roman myths. What Virgil was to epic poetry, Ovid was to …