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Swanson, Gloria(Encyclopedia)Swanson, Gloria, 1899–1983, American movie actress, b. Chicago. Swanson began her film career in 1913, displaying an elegant comedic style in a series of films for director Cecil B. DeMille. Finance...
Swanson, Claude Augustus(Encyclopedia)Swanson, Claude Augustus, 1862–1939, American politician, b. Pittsylvania co., Va. He practiced law in Chatham, Va., and after serving (1893–1905) in the U.S. House of Representatives he was (1906...
Arroyo, Gloria Macapagal(Encyclopedia)Arroyo, Gloria Macapagal: see Macapagal-Arroyo, Gloria.
Swanson, Howard(Encyclopedia)Swanson, Howard, 1909–78, American composer, b. Atlanta. He studied at the Cleveland Institute of Music and in Paris with Nadia Boulanger. Among his compositions are three symphonies, Night Music fo...
doxology(Encyclopedia)doxology dksl´j [key] [Gr. doxa=glory] formulaic ascription of praise to God, encountered in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic tradition. The best-known doxologies of the Christian church are Gl...
Larreta, Enrique Rodríguez(Encyclopedia)Larreta, Enrique Rodríguez nr´k rôr´gth lärr´tä [key], 1875–1961, Argentine novelist. Larreta lived for many years in Spain and France. His fame rests on La gloria de don Ramir...
Steinem, Gloria(Encyclopedia)Steinem, Gloria stn´m [key], 1934–, American journalist and feminist, b. Toledo, Ohio, grad. Smith College (B.A., 1956). Steinem gained prominence as a spokeswoman for women's rights in article...
Gloria in excelsis(Encyclopedia)Gloria in excelsis ksl´ss [key] [Lat.,=glory in the highest], the Angelic Hymn or greater doxology, ancient Christian hymn beginning, according to the Authorized Version, Glory be to God on hig...
Díaz Mirón, Salvador(Encyclopedia)Díaz Mirón, Salvador sälvär´ d´äs mrn´ [key], 1853–1928, Mexican poet. Díaz Mirón's life abounded with revolutionary plots, political quarrels, duels, and vigorous journalistic ...
Chih-i(Encyclopedia)Chih-i ch´- [key], 538–97, Chinese Buddhist scholar and founder of the T'ien-t'ai (in Japan, called Tendai, or Lotus) school of Buddhism. Chih-i produced a conceptual framework that integrated ...
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