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Smollett, Tobias George

(Encyclopedia)Smollett, Tobias George sml´t [key], 1721–71, Scottish novelist. After studying at Glasgow he came to London in 1739. Failing to get his tragedy The Regicide produced, he shipped as a surgeon's...


(Encyclopedia)Tobias: see Tobit.

Le Sage, Alain René

(Encyclopedia)Le Sage, Alain René älN´ rn´ lsäzh´ [key], 1668–1747, French novelist and dramatist. His masterpiece, Gil Blas de Santillane (1715–35, tr. by Tobias Smollett, The Adventures of Gil B...

Mayer, Johann Tobias

(Encyclopedia)Mayer, Johann Tobias y´hän tb´äs m´r [key], 1723–62, German mathematician and astronomer. In 1751 he became professor of economics and mathematics at the Univ. of Göttingen, and in 1...

Sergel, Johan Tobias

(Encyclopedia)Sergel, Johan Tobias yoo´hän toob´äs sr´yl [key], 1740–1814, Swedish sculptor. He studied (1767–79) in Rome, and much of his sculpture is in the neoclassical style. His subjects, ot...

Tobias, Philip Valentine

(Encyclopedia)Tobias, Philip Valentine, 1925–2012, South African paleoanthropologist, b. Durban. He graduated from the Univ. of Witwatersrand (Ph.D., 1953) and taught there for five decades. Tobias entered paleoa...

Asser, Tobias Michael Carel

(Encyclopedia)Asser, Tobias Michael Carel tb´äs m´khl kä´rl äs´r [key], 1838–1913, Dutch jurist. He was a delegate to many international conferences, including the Hague Conference of 1899, and...


(Encyclopedia)Tobit t´bt [key] [Gr. from Heb. Tobijah=God is my good], book of the Old Testament Apocrypha, not included in the Hebrew Bible. It is the account of Tobit, a devout Jew in exile, and of his son T...

George I

(Encyclopedia)George I (George Louis), 1660–1727, king of Great Britain and Ireland (1714–27); son of Sophia, electress of Hanover, and great-grandson of James I. He became (1698) elector of Hanover, fought in ...

George V

(Encyclopedia)George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert), 1865–1936, king of Great Britain and Ireland (1910–36), second son and successor of Edward VII. At the age of 12 he commenced a naval career, but this en...

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