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Sewell, Anna(Encyclopedia)Sewell, Anna soo´l [key], 1820–78, English author. Her only work, Black Beauty (1877), the story of a horse, became a children's classic and has gone into many reprints. Her mother, Mary Wright...
Sewell, Jonathan(Encyclopedia)Sewell, Jonathan, 1766–1839, Canadian jurist, b. Cambridge, Mass. He was educated in England and emigrated to Canada in 1785. A lawyer, he became attorney general of Lower Canada (Quebec) in 1795 an...
Anna(Encyclopedia)Anna (Anna Ivanovna)än´n vä´nôvn [key], 1693–1740, czarina of Russia (1730–40), daughter of Ivan V and niece of Peter I (Peter the Great). On the death of her distant cousin, Peter II, ...
Anna(Encyclopedia)Anna n´ [key], [Gr.,=Heb. Hannah], in the Bible. 1 Aged prophetess who hailed Jesus' presentation at the Temple. 2 In the Book of Tobit, the mother of young Tobias. ...
Akhmatova, Anna(Encyclopedia)Akhmatova, Anna än´n khmä´tv [key], pseud. of Anna Andreyevna Gorenkondr´vn gôryng´kô [key], 1888–1966, Russian poet of the Acmeist school. Her brief lyrics, simply and mus...
Hazare, Anna(Encyclopedia)Hazare, Anna, 1937–, Indian social activist, b. Kisan Baburao Hazare. He served (1963–75) in the army then, inspired by the teachings of Vivekananda, devoted himself to social causes. Promoting wa...
Held, Anna(Encyclopedia)Held, Anna, 1873?–1918, American musical comedy actress, b. Paris. She is remembered for her beauty and charm and for her tempestuous off-stage life. After she had small singing and dancing parts in...
Freud, Anna(Encyclopedia)Freud, Anna froid [key], 1895–1982, British psychoanalyst, b. Vienna, Austria. Continuing the work of her father, Sigmund Freud, she was a pioneer in the psychoanalysis of children. She received her...
Anna Comnena(Encyclopedia)Anna Comnena än´n kmn´n [key], b. 1083, d. after 1148, Byzantine princess and historian; daughter of Emperor Alexius I. She plotted, during and after her father's reign, against her brother...
Anna Ivanovna(Encyclopedia)Anna Ivanovna: see Anna, czarina of Russia.
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