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Gist, Christopher(Encyclopedia)Gist, Christopher gst [key], c.1706–1759, American frontiersman, b. Maryland. Commissioned by the Ohio Company to explore their western lands. In 1750 he descended the Ohio River, explored E Kentu...
Ohio Company(Encyclopedia)Ohio Company, organization formed (1747) to extend settlements of Virginia westward. The members were mostly Virginia planters interested in land speculation and the fur trade. A royal charter (1749) ...
Sauer, Christopher(Encyclopedia)Sauer, Christopher: see Sower, Christopher.
Polhem, Christopher(Encyclopedia)Polhem, Christopher pool´hm [key], 1661–1751, Swedish inventor and industrialist. After studying engineering techniques used in Germany, the Netherlands, France, and England, Polhem set up a me...
Wheeldon, Christopher(Encyclopedia)Wheeldon, Christopher, 1973–, British ballet dancer and choreographer, studied Royal Ballet School, London. An outstanding contemporary classicist, Wheeldon creates dances that are lyrical, witty, s...
herb Christopher(Encyclopedia)herb Christopher: see baneberry.
Marlowe, Christopher(Encyclopedia)Marlowe, Christopher, 1564–93, English dramatist and poet, b. Canterbury. Probably the greatest English dramatist before Shakespeare, Marlowe, a shoemaker's son, was educated at Cambridge and he wen...
Lasch, Christopher(Encyclopedia)Lasch, Christopher lsh [key], 1932–94, American historian, b. Omaha, Neb., grad. Harvard, 1956, Ph.D., Columbia, 1961. After teaching at the Univ. of Iowa (1961–66) and Northwestern Univ. (1966...
Isherwood, Christopher(Encyclopedia)Isherwood, Christopher ish´rwood [key], 1904–86, British-American author. After the appearance of his first novel, All the Conspirators (1928), Isherwood went to Germany. The four years he spen...
Anstey, Christopher(Encyclopedia)Anstey, Christopher n´st [key], 1724–1805, English poet and satirist. He is known chiefly for The New Bath Guide (1766), a series of poetical episodes humorously depicting contemporary life at ...
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