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Brand, Sir John Henry(Encyclopedia)Brand, Sir John Henry, or Jan Hendrik Brandyän hn´drk bränt [key], 1823–88, South African politician, president of the Orange Free State, b. Capetown. He was called to the English bar in 1849...
Whitlock, Brand(Encyclopedia)Whitlock, Brand, 1869–1934, American author and diplomat, b. Urbana, Ohio. After working as a reporter and practicing law, he became reform mayor of Toledo (1905–13). Meanwhile he wrote realistic ...
Brand, Sebastian(Encyclopedia)Brand, Sebastian: see Brant, Sebastian.
Newbolt, Sir Henry John(Encyclopedia)Newbolt, Sir Henry John, 1862–1938, English poet and historian. He is best remembered for his vigorous and imperialistic poems of the sea, collections of which include Admirals All (1897), The Saili...
Fortescue, Sir John(Encyclopedia)Fortescue, Sir John fôr´tskyoo [key], c.1394–1476, English jurist. A supporter of the Lancastrian king Henry VI, he was chief justice of the Court of King's Bench from 1442 until 1461, when He...
Oldcastle, Sir John(Encyclopedia)Oldcastle, Sir John, 1378?–1417, English leader of Lollardry. He married the heiress of Lord Cobham in 1408 and was known as the good Lord Cobham. Under the rule of Henry IV he performed valuable mi...
Vane, Sir Henry(Encyclopedia)Vane, Sir Henry, 1613–62, English statesman; son of Sir Henry Vane (1589–1655). Early converted to Puritanism, he went to New England in 1635 and became governor of Massachusetts in 1636. His reli...
Irving, Sir Henry(Encyclopedia)Irving, Sir Henry, 1838–1905, English actor and theatrical manager, originally named John Henry Brodribb. He made his debut in 1856 and achieved fame in 1871 with his portrayal of Mathias in Leopold...
Henry, John(Encyclopedia)Henry, John: see John Henry.
John Henry(Encyclopedia)John Henry, legendary African American famous for his strength, celebrated in ballads and tales. In the most popular version of the story, John Henry tries to outwork a steam drill with only his hamme...
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