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Rowley, William

(Encyclopedia) Rowley, William rou´lē [key], 1585?–1642?, English playwright and actor. He collaborated with many noted dramatists, including Dekker, Ford, and Webster; his best work,…

Brewer's: Old Rowley

Charles II. was so called from his favourite racehorse. A portion of the Newmarket racecourse is still called Rowley Mile, from the same horse. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E…

Brewer's: Rowley

(Thomas). The fictitious priest of Bristol, said by Chatterton to have been the author of certain poems which he (Chatterton) published. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham…

Rowley, Keith Christopher

(Encyclopedia) Rowley, Keith Christopher, 1949–, Trinidadian political leader, b. Tobago, grad. Univ. of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica. A volcanologist, he worked in academia and…

Rowley, Janet Davison

(Encyclopedia) Rowley, Janet Davison, 1925–2013, American physician and geneticist, b. New York City, M.D. Univ. of Chicago, 1948. Rowley was associated with the Univ. of Chicago from…

Coleen Rowley, 2002 News

chief counsel of the FBI's Minneapolis field office, who, in a 13-page memo, outlined how FBI headquarters thwarted agents' attempts to investigate Zacarias Moussaoui, the alleged 20th…

Bishop, Sir Henry Rowley

(Encyclopedia) Bishop, Sir Henry Rowley, 1786–1855, English operatic conductor, composer or arranger of 120 dramatic works. He is known today for a setting of Shakespeare's Lo…


(Encyclopedia) William, ruler of Albania: see William, prince of Wied .


(Encyclopedia) William, king of Scotland: see William the Lion .

William I

(Encyclopedia) William I, prince of Orange: see William the Silent .