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Rostand, Edmond(Encyclopedia)Rostand, Edmond dmôN´ rôstäN´ [key], 1868–1918, French poet and dramatist. In 1890 appeared his first volume of verse, Les Musardises. His first plays were light, fanciful, and charmingly poe...
Edmond(Encyclopedia)Edmond, city (1990 pop. 52,315), Oklahoma co., central Okla.; settled 1889. It is a trading center with a huge oil field and small industries that manufacture concrete, petroleum products, and other g...
Cyrano de Bergerac, Savinien(Encyclopedia)Cyrano de Bergerac, Savinien sävnyN´ srän´ d brzhräk´ [key], 1619–55, French novelist. Satirizing the customs and beliefs of his time, he wrote two fantastic romances about visit...
Napoleon II(Encyclopedia)Napoleon II, 1811–32, son of Napoleon I and Marie Louise, known as the king of Rome (1811–14), as the prince of Parma (1814–18), and after that as the duke of Reichstadt. Napoleon's abdication i...
Malone, Edmond(Encyclopedia)Malone, Edmond, 1741–1812, English literary critic and Shakespearean scholar, b. Ireland. His studies (1778) in the chronology of Shakespeare's plays are still considered highly valuable. He was amo...
Halley, Edmond(Encyclopedia)Halley, Edmond hl´, hô´l [key], 1656–1742, English astronomer and mathematician. He is particularly noted as the first astronomer to predict the return of a comet and the first to point out...
Picard, Edmond(Encyclopedia)Picard, Edmond dmôN´ pkär´ [key], 1836–1924, Belgian jurist and author. A brilliant lawyer, he was at various times president of the Belgian bar association and a member of the supreme court...
Hoyle, Edmond(Encyclopedia)Hoyle, Edmond hoil [key], 1672–1769, English writer on games, b. London. He codified the rules of whist in his book A Short Treatise on the Game of Whist (1742) and in successive editions of the boo...
Frohman, Charles(Encyclopedia)Frohman, Charles fr´mn [key], 1860–1915, American theatrical manager and producer, b. Sandusky, Ohio. Starting his career as a box-office clerk in Brooklyn, N.Y., Frohman became a successful pr...
Quinn, Edmond Thomas(Encyclopedia)Quinn, Edmond Thomas, 1868–1929, American sculptor and painter, b. Philadelphia, studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, with Thomas Eakins, and in Paris. His monumental work is marked...
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