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William Carr Beresford Beresford
Beresford, William Carr Beresford, Vis Count (1768-1854), British General And Portuguese Marshal, Illegitimate Son Of The First Marquis Of Waterford, Was Born On Oct. 2 1768. He Entered The British Army In 1785, And While In Nova Scotia With His Regiment In The Following Year Lost The Sight Of One ...

William Ed Gar Borah
Borah, William Ed Gar ( 86 S-194o). American Politician, Was Born At Fairfield, Ill., On June 29, 1865. He Studied At The Enfield Academy, Ill., And Entered The University Of Kan Sas With The Class Of 1889, But Did Not Finish His Course. He Was Admitted To The Bar In ...

William Garden Blaikie
Blaikie, William Garden Scottish Divine, Was Born On Feb. 5 1820, At Aberdeen, And Was One Of The 474 Ministers Who Signed The Deed Of Demission And Gave Up Their Livings At The Time Of The Disruption. He Was Free Church Minister At Pilrig, Between Edinburgh And Leith, From 1844 ...

William Henry West Betty
Betty, William Henry West Eng Lish Boy Actor, Known As "the Young Roscius," Was Born On Sept. 13, 1791, At Shrewsbury. He First Appeared On The Stage At Bel Fast Before He Was Twelve In An English Version Of Voltaire's Zaire. He Afterwards Played With Success In Dublin, Glasgow And ...

William I Beckford
Beckford, William (i The Author Of Vathek, Was Born On Oct. 1, 1760, And At The Age Of Ii Inherited A Princely Fortune From His Father, Alderman Beckford. He Studied Architecture Under Sir W. Chambers And Music Under Mozart. In I 780 He Published Biographical Memoirs Of Extraor Di:zary Painters, ...

William Lisle Bowles
Bowles, William Lisle (1762-185o), English Poet And Critic, Was Born At King's Sutton, Northamptonshire, Of Which His Father Was Vicar. He Was Educated At Winchester And At Trinity College, Oxford. In 1789 He Published Fourteen Sonnets, Which Was Hailed With Delight By Coleridge And His Young Con Temporaries. They Were ...

William Maxwell Aitken Beaverbrook
Beaverbrook, William Maxwell Aitken, 1st Baron (1879- ), Was Born At Newcastle (n.b.), May 25, 1879, The Son Of The Rev. William Aitken, A Presbyterian Minister At Newcastle. At An Early Age He Started Business In Halifax (n.s.), But Later Removed To The Wider Field Of Montreal, Where In 1907 ...

William Pulteney Bath
Bath, William Pulteney, 1st Earl Of (1684 1764), English Politician, Was A Member Of An Old Leicestershire Family, And Was Educated At Westminster School And At Christ Church, Oxford. He Obtained, By Patronage, A Seat In Parliament For Hedon, Yorkshire, Which He Held Continuously From From 1734-42 He Sat For ...

William Roxby Beverley
Beverley, William Roxby English Artist And Scene-painter, Was Appointed Scenic Director For The Covent Garden Operas In 1853. In 1854 He Entered The Service Of The Drury Lane Theatre And For 3o Years Continued To Produce Wonderful Scenes For The Pantomimes, Besides Working For Covent Garden And A Number Of ...

William Shepherd Benson
Benson, William Shepherd Ameri Can Naval Officer, Was Born At Macon, Ga., On Sept 25, 1855. He Graduated From The U.s. Naval Academy In 1877; Became Captain In 1909, And Rear Admiral In 1915. He Had Been Commandant Of The Philadelphia Navy Yard For Two Years When, In 1915, He ...

William Shirley Bayley
Bayley, William Shirley ), American Geologist, Was Born In Baltimore, Md., On Nov. 1o, 1861. He Graduated At Johns Hopkins University In 1883 And In 1886 Re Ceived The Degree Of Doctor Of Philosophy From That Institution. From 1888 Until 1906 He Taught In Colby College And Lehigh Uni Versity ...

William Thomas Best
Best, William Thomas (1826-1897), English Or Ganist, The Son Of A Solicitor, Was Born At Carlisle On Aug. 13, 1826. After Holding Various Smaller Appointments He Became, In 1855, Organist Of St. George's Hall, Liverpool, Where His Perform Ances Rapidly Became Famous Throughout England. Ill-health Com Pelled Him At Last ...

William Thomas Blanford
Blanford, William Thomas Eng Lish Geologist And Naturalist, Was Born In London. He Was On The Staff Of The Geological Survey Of India And Was Later Engaged In The Coalfield Near Talchir, Where Boulders Considered To Have Been Ice-borne Were Found In The Talchir Strata—a Discovery Con Firmed By Subsequent ...

William Wildman Shute Barrington
Barrington, William Wildman Shute, 2nd Viscount (i 717-1793 ) , Eldest Son Of The 1st Viscount Barrington, Was Born On Jan. 15, 1717, And Died At Becket On Feb. 1, 1793. He Was Returned To Parliament In March 174o As Member For Berwick-upon-tweed. In 1755 He Was Made A Privy ...

William Worth Belknap
Belknap, William Worth American Soldier And Politician, Was Born At Newburgh, N.y., On Sept. 22, 1829. Entering The Union Army In 1861, He Took Part In The Battles Of Shiloh, Corinth And Vicksburg, As Major Of The 15th Iowa Volunteers. In The Atlanta Campaign Under Sherman He Gained Distinction, Rising ...

Willibald Beyschlag
Beyschlag, Willibald (1823-1900), German Prot Estant Divine, Was Born At Frankfort-on-main On Sept. 5, 1823, And Died At Halle On Nov. 25, 1900. He Became Professor Ordi Naries Of Practical Theology At Halle In 186o. Theologian Of The Mediating School, He Became Leader Of The Mittelpartei, And With Albrecht Wolters ...

Wilson Barrett
Barrett, Wilson (1846-1904), English Actor, Man Ager, And Playwright, Was Born In Essex On Feb. 18 1846, The Son Of A Farmer. After Experience In Acting And Management In The Provinces, In 1879 He Took The Old Court Theatre, Where He Intro Duced Madame Modjeska To London, In Adaptations Of ...

Wnp Barbellion
Barbellion, W.n.p., Pen Name Of Bruce Frederick Cummings (1889-1919), English Diarist And Biologist, Was Born On Sept. 7, 1889, Son Of A Journalist. He Obtained A Post At The Natural History Museum, South Kensington, And Contributed Articles On Scientific Subjects To Scientific Papers. He Suffered From Ill-health During His Whole ...

Wolf Heinrich Baudissin
Baudissin, Wolf Heinrich, Count (i 789-1878), German Man Of Letters, Was Born In Rantzau On Jan. 3o, 1789, And Died At Dresden On April 4, 1878. As Secretary To The Lega Tion, He Was Employed By The Danish Diplomatic Service, Between 1810-14; On Missions To Stockholm, Vienna And Paris. In ...

Yedaiah Bedaresi
Bedaresi, Yedaiah (127o-134o), Jewish Poet, Phy Sician And Philosopher Of Provence. His Most Successful Work Was An Ethical Treatise, Behinath 'olam (examination Of The World), A Didactic Poem, Translated Into English By Tobias Goodman. ...

Yevgeniy Abramovich Baratynski
Baratynski, Yevgeniy Abramovich (1800 1844) , Russian Poet. He Served For Eight Years In The Army In Finland, Where He Composed His First Poem, Eda. In 1827 He Settled Near Moscow. There He Completed His Chief Work, The Gipsy, A Poem Written In The Melancholy And Romantic Style Then The ...

Yugoslavia R W S W
Yugoslavia). (r. W. S.-w.) Bibliography.—the Best Modern History Of Bosnia Is By Vjekoslav Bibliography.—the Best Modern History Of Bosnia Is By Vjekoslav K1aic, Geschichte Bosniens (leipzig, 1884), Which May Be Supple Mented By His Larger History Of The Croats (povijest Hrvata), And K. J Irecek's Geschichte Der Serben (gotha, 1911 ...

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Zachary Boyd
Boyd, Zachary (i585?-1653), Scottish Divine, Was Educated At The Universities Of Glasgow And St. Andrews. For Many Years A Teacher In The Protestant College Of Saumur In France, He Returned To Scotland In 1621, To Escape The Huguenot Persecu Tion. In 1623 He Was Appointed Minister Of The Barony Church ...