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Strindberg, Johan August(Encyclopedia)Strindberg, Johan August strnd´brg, Swed. yoo´hän ou´gst strnd´bry [key], 1849–1912, Swedish dramatist and novelist. He was a master of the Swedish language and an innovator in ...
August(Encyclopedia)August: see month.
Falkberget, Johan(Encyclopedia)Falkberget, Johan y´hän fälk´brg [key], 1879–1967, Norwegian novelist. Falkberget's early poverty and toil in the mines colored all his works. The trilogies Christianus Sextus (1927–35) ...
Sverdrup, Johan(Encyclopedia)Sverdrup, Johan yhän´ svr´droop [key], 1816–92, Norwegian prime minister. As a member of the Storting (1851–84) and as prime minister (1884–89) he successfully advocated parliamentary g...
Bojer, Johan(Encyclopedia)Bojer, Johan y´hän boi´r [key], 1872–1959, Norwegian writer. Bojer's novels of contemporary Norwegian life treat social issues from a classical liberal viewpoint. The Power of a Lie (1903, tr...
Banér, Johan(Encyclopedia)Banér, Johan yoo´hän bänâr´ [key], 1596–1641, Swedish field marshal in the Thirty Years War. He served (1626–29) in Poland and Russia and accompanied (1630) Gustavus II of Sweden to German...
Huizinga, Johan(Encyclopedia)Huizinga, Johan yhän´ hoi´zng [key], 1872–1945, Dutch historian. He began his academic career in Indian literature, but his reputation rests on his work in the cultural history of the late ...
Cruyff, Johan(Encyclopedia)Cruyff, Johan, 1947–2016, Dutch soccer player. He played forward (1964–73) for the Dutch League's Amsterdam Ajax team, assuming a key role in their six league championships, four Dutch Cups, and t...
Vermeylen, August(Encyclopedia)Vermeylen, August ou´goost vrm´ln [key], 1872–1945, Flemish writer and critic. Active in the Flemish literary revival, he was the chief founder (1893) of the journal Van Nu en Straks [toda...
Fick, August(Encyclopedia)Fick, August ou´goost fk [key], 1833–1916, German philologist. Fick compiled the first comparative etymological dictionary of the Indo-European languages (1868). ...
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