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Steyn, Martinus Theunis(Encyclopedia)Steyn, Martinus Theunis märt´ns tö´ns stn [key], 1857–1916, last president (1896–1900) of the Orange Free State (see Free State), educated in the Netherlands and in England. He was adm...
Pretorius, Martinus Wessel(Encyclopedia)Pretorius, Martinus Wessel märt´ns vs´l prtôr´s [key], 1818?–1901, Boer (Afrikaner) statesman; son of Andries Pretorius. In 1857 he was elected the first president of the South Af...
Veltman, Martinus Justinus Godefriedus(Encyclopedia)Veltman, Martinus Justinus Godefriedus, 1931–, Dutch physicist, Ph.D. Univ. of Utrecht, 1963. Veltman was a professor at the Univ. of Utrecht from 1966 to 1981. He joined the faculty at the Univ. of...
Scriblerus Club(Encyclopedia)Scriblerus Club, English literary group formed about 1713 to satirize all the false tastes in learning. Among its chief members were Arbuthnot, Gay, Thomas Parnell, Pope, and Swift. Meetings of the cl...
't Hooft, Gerardus(Encyclopedia)'t Hooft, Gerardus, 1946–, Dutch theoretical physicist, Ph.D. Univ. of Utrecht, 1972. He has been a professor at the Univ. of Utrecht since 1977. 't Hooft shared the 1999 Nobel Prize in Physics with...
Castalion, Sébastien(Encyclopedia)Castalion or Castellio, Sébastien kstl´yn, kstl´y [key], 1515–63, French Protestant theologian. Castalion was with Calvin at Strasbourg and Geneva until he split with Calvin over doct...
Arbuthnot, John(Encyclopedia)Arbuthnot, John ärbth´nt, är´bthnt [key], 1667–1735, Scottish author and scientist, court physician (1705–14) to Queen Anne. He is best remembered for his five John Bull pamphlets (171...
musicals(Encyclopedia)musicals, earlier known as musical comedies, plays that incorporate music, song, and dance. These elements move with the plot, heightening and commenting on the action. Mixing the sprightly songs and ...
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