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Gratz, Barnard(Encyclopedia)Gratz, Barnard grts [key], 1738–1801, American merchant, b. Langensdorf, Upper Silesia. Having worked in his cousin's countinghouse in London, Gratz emigrated (1754) to Philadelphia, where he beca...
Gratz, Michael(Encyclopedia)Gratz, Michael: see Gratz, Barnard.
Grätz, Heinrich(Encyclopedia)Grätz or Graetz, Heinrich both: hn´rkh grts [key], 1817–91, German Jewish historian. He was the first modern historian to write, from a Jewish perspective, a comprehensive history of the Jew...
Gratz, Rebecca(Encyclopedia)Gratz, Rebecca grts [key], 1781–1869, American philanthropist, b. Philadelphia; daughter of Michael Gratz. Well known for her philanthropies in Philadelphia, she is remembered chiefly as the proba...
Barnard, Henry(Encyclopedia)Barnard, Henry, 1811–1900, American educator, b. Hartford, Conn., grad. Yale, 1830. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1835. As a member (1837–39) of the Connecticut legislature, he ori...
Barnard College(Encyclopedia)Barnard College: see Columbia University.
Barnard's star(Encyclopedia)Barnard's star, star with the largest observed proper motion (rate of motion across the sky with respect to other stars); located in the constellation Ophiuchus. The star's large proper motion, 10.28...
Brown, Benjamin Gratz(Encyclopedia)Brown, Benjamin Gratz, 1826–85, U.S. Senator (1863–67) and governor of Missouri (1871–73), b. Lexington, Ky. An able lawyer in St. Louis, Brown was a leader in the Free-Soil movement in Missouri...
Barnard, Christiaan Neethling(Encyclopedia)Barnard, Christiaan Neethling krs´tän n´ng bär´nrd [key], 1922–2001, South African surgeon. The son of a Dutch Reformed minister, Barnard studied medicine at the Univ. of Cape To...
Barnard, Edward Emerson(Encyclopedia)Barnard, Edward Emerson, 1857–1923, American astronomer, b. Nashville, Tenn., grad. Vanderbilt Univ., 1887. From 1887 to 1895 he was astronomer at Lick Observatory in California, and from 1895 he wa...
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