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Havemeyer, Henry Osborne(Encyclopedia)Havemeyer, Henry Osborne hv´myr [key], 1847–1907, American industrialist, b. New York City. He inherited large family interests in sugar refining and, with his brother Theodore, expanded ...
Reynolds, Osborne(Encyclopedia)Reynolds, Osborne, 1842–1912, British mechanical engineer. He was educated at Cambridge and became (1868) the first professor of engineering at the Univ. of Manchester, where his courses attracted a...
Osborne, Dorothy(Encyclopedia)Osborne, Dorothy z´brn [key], later Lady Temple, 1627–95, English letter writer. The daughter of a royalist, she became engaged to Sir William Temple against the wishes of her family. Her lette...
Osborne, John(Encyclopedia)Osborne, John (John James Osborne), 1929–94, English dramatist. He began his theatrical career as an actor and playwright in provincial English repertory theaters. Osborne's plays usually focus on a...
Osborne House(Encyclopedia)Osborne House, a favorite residence of Queen Victoria, near East Cowes, on the Isle of Wight, S England. The queen died there in 1901. The state apartments are open to the public.
Wilson, Edward Osborne(Encyclopedia)Wilson, Edward Osborne, 1929–, American sociobiologist, b. Birmingham, Ala. Founder of sociobiology, Wilson was educated at the Univ. of Alabama and Harvard. He joined the Harvard faculty in 1956, e...
duPont, Margaret Osborne(Encyclopedia)duPont, Margaret Osborne, 1918–2012, American tennis player, b. Joseph, Oreg. Known for her aggressive play and endurance, she was one of the finest female players in the mid-20th cent. Ranked numbe...
Osborne, Thomas Burr(Encyclopedia)Osborne, Thomas Burr, 1859–1929, American chemist, b. New Haven, Conn., grad. Yale, 1881. From 1886 he was with the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station. An authority on nutrition, especially...
Osborne, Thomas Mott(Encyclopedia)Osborne, Thomas Mott, 1859–1926, American prison reformer, b. Auburn, N.Y., grad. Harvard, 1884. As chairman (1913) of the state commission on prison reform he became a voluntary prisoner in the Aub...
Leeds, Thomas Osborne, 1st duke of(Encyclopedia)Leeds, Thomas Osborne, 1st duke of: see Danby, Thomas Osborne, earl of.
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