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Louis Chevrolet
Without even his name Chevrolet formed the Frontenac Motor Corporation. By 1917 he had a new and very advanced racing machine, complete with an aluminum engine block, but no production system. Seeking...
George Clemenceau
Abuse of power was, for Clemenceau, a bete noir. Early on in his career he warned of the potential danger of this in social legislation. Not that he wasnt in favor of some social legislation; only th...
Robert the Bruce
Because Robert the Bruce had pledged his allegiance to England, Edward I looked him upon positively, so he was named as one of four regents to rule over the Kingdom of Scotland. This angered the Comyn...
Plantin, Christophe
(kr stf plNt N) (KEY) , 151489, printer. Plantin left his native France for Belgium because of religious persecution. In Antwerp his work, at first as a bookbinder, began in 1549. He began the pr...
silverwork
utilitarian objects and works of art created from silver. Silverwork includes ecclesiastical and domestic plate, flatware, jewelry, buttons, buckles, boxes, toilet articles, weapons, furniture, and ho...
Kanauj
or Kannauj (both: k nouj) (KEY) , town (1991 pop. 58,932), Uttar Pradesh state, N central India, on the Ganges River. It is a market center for tobacco, perfume, and rose water. A very ancient town a...
Jos
(js) (KEY) , city (1991 est. pop. 182,000), central Nigeria, on the Jos Plateau. It is a mining center for tin ore, which is processed in the city, and a collection point for hides and skins and for ...
Singer, Isaac Bashevis
(bsh v s) (KEY) , 190491, American novelist and short-story writer in the Yiddish language, younger brother of I. J. Singer, b. Leoncin, Poland (then in Russia). The son of a provincial Hasidic rab...
Praxiteles
(pr ks t l z) (KEY) , fl. c.370c.330 B.C., famous Attic sculptor, probably the son of Cephisodotus. His Hermes with the Infant Dionysus, found in the Heraeum, Olympia, in 1877, is the only example o...
Purvits, Vilhelms
(v lh lms p rv ts) (KEY) , 18721945, Latvian landscape painter. He was director of the Latvian Academy of Art at Riga and was director of the city museums and professor at the Univ. of Latvia. A fo...
Morey, Charles Rufus
18771955, American art historian, b. Hastings, Mich. Morey was considered one of the foremost medievalists of his time. His principal works include Early Christian Art (2d ed. 1953) and Mediaeval Art...
Kahn, Otto Hermann
(kn), 18671934, American banker and patron of the arts, born and educated in Germany. He emigrated to the United States in 1893 and in 1897 joined the banking firm of Kuhn, Loeb & Company in New Yor...
Kalispel
(k l sp l, p l) (KEY) or Pend dOreille (p nd r ) (KEY) , Native North Americans whose language belongs to the Salishan branch of the Algonquian-Wakashan linguistic stock (see Native American...
Jokmeam
(j km m) (KEY) , in the Bible. 1 Unidentified Levitical town of Ephraim, in central ancient Palestine. An alternate form is Kibzaim. 2 Town, in Solomons 5th district. Some scholars correct the text...


 
 
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