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Graves, Robert Ranke(Encyclopedia)Graves, Robert Ranke, 1895–1985, English poet, novelist, and critic; son of Alfred Percival Graves. He established his reputation with Good-bye to All That (1929), an outspoken book on his war exper...
Graves, Alfred Percival(Encyclopedia)Graves, Alfred Percival, 1846–1931, Irish poet. An inspector of schools, he was also twice president of the Irish literary society. He compiled several volumes of Irish music and folksongs. Included...
Graves, Thomas Graves, Baron(Encyclopedia)Graves, Thomas Graves, Baron, 1725?–1802, British admiral. During the American Revolution his fleet was routed (1781) by the comte de Grasse at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay, a defeat that led directl...
Graves, Michael(Encyclopedia)Graves, Michael, 1934–2015, American architect, b. Indianapolis, Ind., educated at the Univ. of Cincinnati and Harvard. He taught at Princeton from 1962 to 2002. Graves was a member of the New York ...
Graves' disease(Encyclopedia)Graves' disease: see thyroid gland.
Ranke, Leopold von(Encyclopedia)Ranke, Leopold von l´pôlt fn räng´k [key], 1795–1886, German historian, generally recognized as the father of the modern objective historical school. He applied and elaborated Barthold N...
Gwathmey, Robert(Encyclopedia)Gwathmey, Robert gwth´m [key], 1903–88, American painter, b. Richmond, Va. Gwathmey taught at Cooper Union from 1942 to 1968. Among the first white artists to portray African Americans with dig...
Graves, Frank Pierrepont(Encyclopedia)Graves, Frank Pierrepont, 1869–1956, American educator, b. Brooklyn, N.Y., grad. Columbia (B.A., 1890; Ph.D., 1912). He taught Greek and classical philology at Tufts College (1891–96), was preside...
Graves, William Sidney(Encyclopedia)Graves, William Sidney, 1865–1940, American army officer, b. Hill co., Tex., grad. West Point, 1889. He served (1899–1901) in the Philippines and commanded (1918–20) American forces in Siberia. ...
Otis, Elisha Graves(Encyclopedia)Otis, Elisha Graves, 1811–61, American inventor, b. Halifax, Vt. From his invention (1852) of an automatic safety device to prevent the fall of hoisting machinery he developed the first passenger el...
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