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Gabelsberger, Franz Xaver(Encyclopedia)Gabelsberger, Franz Xaver fränts ksävr´ gä´blsbrgr [key], 1780–1849, German stenographer. He invented a popular German shorthand system. ...
Scharwenka, Franz Xaver(Encyclopedia)Scharwenka, Franz Xaver fränts ksävâr´ shärvng´kä [key], 1850–1924, Polish-German pianist and composer. He founded his own conservatories in Berlin (1881) and New York City (1891). Beginnin...
Winterhalter, Franz Xaver(Encyclopedia)Winterhalter, Franz Xaver fränts ksävâr´ vn´trhältr [key], 1806–73, German portrait painter. Most of European royalty sat for him, and his decorative pictures of court figures are in l...
Rosenzweig, Franz(Encyclopedia)Rosenzweig, Franz fränts r´zntsvkh [key], 1886–1929, German-Jewish philosopher, b. Kassel. As a youth he was thoroughly trained in German philosophy and, after a near conversion to Christi...
Vranitzky, Franz(Encyclopedia)Vranitzky, Franz fräns vränt´sk [key], 1937–, Austrian political leader, chancellor of Austria (1986–97), b. Vienna. After receiving a doctorate in economics he became a banker (1961–70)....
Werfel, Franz(Encyclopedia)Werfel, Franz fränts vr´fl [key], 1890–1945, Austrian writer, b. Prague. He expressed his belief in the brotherhood of man in lyric verse, in expressionist and conventional plays, and in novel...
West, Franz(Encyclopedia)West, Franz, 1947–2012, Austrian artist, known especially for his eccentric and fanciful sculpture, studied Academy of Applied Arts, Vienna. He first became known in the 1970s for his adaptives, rel...
Boas, Franz(Encyclopedia)Boas, Franz b´z, –s [key], 1858–1942, German-American anthropologist, b. Minden, Germany, Ph.D. Univ. of Kiel, 1881. He joined an expedition to Baffin Island in 1883 and initiated his field...
Franz, Robert(Encyclopedia)Franz, Robert r´brt fränts [key], 1815–92, German composer of about 350 lieder, intimate songs, usually in strophic form. The first of them (pub. 1843) drew warm praise from Schumann. Franz ch...
Franz Joseph(Encyclopedia)Franz Joseph, emperor of Austria and king of Hungary: see Francis Joseph.
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