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- 1. Hadrian, Publius Aelius Hadrianus, Adrian
- usage: Roman Emperor who was the adoptive son of Trajan; travelled throughout his empire to strengthen its frontiers and encourage learning and architecture; on a visit to Britain in 122 he ordered the construction of Hadrian's Wall (76-138)
- 2. Adrian, Edgar Douglas Adrian, Baron Adrian
- usage: English physiologist who conducted research into the function of neurons; 1st baron of Cambridge (1889-1997)
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