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Thackeray, William Makepeace(Encyclopedia)Thackeray, William Makepeace thk´r [key], 1811–63, English novelist, b. Calcutta (now Kolkata), India. He is important not only as a great novelist but also as a brilliant satirist. In 1830, ...
Ritchie, Anne Isabella Thackeray, Lady(Encyclopedia)Ritchie, Anne Isabella Thackeray, Lady, 1837–1919, English writer; eldest daughter of William Makepeace Thackeray. In 1877 she married a cousin, Richmond T. W. Ritchie (knighted 1907). She wrote sev...
Thackeray, Bal Keshav(Encyclopedia)Thackeray, Bal Keshav bäl kshäv´ täk´r [key], 1926–2012, Indian political leader. He first became known in his hometown of Mumbai (then Bombay) as a mainly political newspaper cartoonist,...
Hamilton, James Douglas, 4th duke of(Encyclopedia)Hamilton, James Douglas, 4th duke of, 1658–1712, Scottish nobleman. He served at the courts of Charles II and James II and remained, after his grudging acceptance of William III, a sympathizer with ...
Charterhouse(Encyclopedia)Charterhouse [Fr.,=Chartreuse], in London, England, once a Carthusian monastery (founded 1371), later a hospital for old men and then a school for boys, endowed in 1611. The school, which became a lar...
William I(Encyclopedia)William I, 1797–1888, emperor of Germany (1871–88) and king of Prussia (1861–88), second son of the future King Frederick William III of Prussia and Louise of Mecklenburg. Essentially conservati...
William(Encyclopedia)William, ruler of Albania: see William, prince of Wied.
William I(Encyclopedia)William I or William the Conqueror, 1027?–1087, king of England (1066–87). Earnest and resourceful, William was not only one of the greatest of English monarchs but a pivotal figure in European hi...
William I(Encyclopedia)William I, 1772–1843, first king of the Netherlands and grand duke of Luxembourg (1815–40), son of Prince William V of Orange, last stadtholder of the Netherlands. He commanded (1793–95) the Dut...
William(Encyclopedia)William, king of Scotland: see William the Lion.
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