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Gratz, Rebecca(Encyclopedia)Gratz, Rebecca grts [key], 1781–1869, American philanthropist, b. Philadelphia; daughter of Michael Gratz. Well known for her philanthropies in Philadelphia, she is remembered chiefly as the proba...
Gratz, Barnard(Encyclopedia)Gratz, Barnard grts [key], 1738–1801, American merchant, b. Langensdorf, Upper Silesia. Having worked in his cousin's countinghouse in London, Gratz emigrated (1754) to Philadelphia, where he beca...
Rebecca(Encyclopedia)Rebecca or Rebekahboth: rbk´ [key], wife of Isaac and mother of Jacob. One day, as was her custom, she drew water at the city well; while there she showed kindness to Eliezer, Abraham's servant...
Grätz, Heinrich(Encyclopedia)Grätz or Graetz, Heinrich both: hn´rkh grts [key], 1817–91, German Jewish historian. He was the first modern historian to write, from a Jewish perspective, a comprehensive history of the Jew...
Gratz, Michael(Encyclopedia)Gratz, Michael: see Gratz, Barnard.
Brown, Benjamin Gratz(Encyclopedia)Brown, Benjamin Gratz, 1826–85, U.S. Senator (1863–67) and governor of Missouri (1871–73), b. Lexington, Ky. An able lawyer in St. Louis, Brown was a leader in the Free-Soil movement in Missouri...
West, Dame Rebecca(Encyclopedia)West, Dame Rebecca, 1892–1983, English novelist and critic, b. Ireland as Cicily Isabel Fairfield. West began her career as a journalist for feminist and suffragist publications. At various times sh...
Davis, Rebecca Harding(Encyclopedia)Davis, Rebecca Harding, 1831–1910, American novelist, b. Washington, Pa.; mother of Richard Harding Davis. Her early nonfiction pieces, particularly those collected under the title Life in the Iron ...
Graetz, Heinrich(Encyclopedia)Graetz, Heinrich: see Grätz, Heinrich.
Rebekah(Encyclopedia)Rebekah: see Rebecca.
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