biographical name see Alfred

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  • Ælfred — m ( es/ as) Alfred, the wise, king of Northumbria for twenty years, 685 705 AD. He was educated in Ireland for the Church, and was the first literary king of the Anglo Saxons; [æl all; ald, eald old; fred = friþ peace, var of Ælfréd] …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • Ælfréd — m ( es/ as) Alfred the Great, born 849 AD, grandson of Egbert, and fourth son of king Ethelwulf, reigned thirty years, 871 901 AD; [ælf an elf; réd = rǽd counsel, wise in counsel] …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • Ælfred — (849 901)    King of the West Saxons, and writer and translator, s. of Ethelwulf, b. at Wantage. Besides being the deliverer of his country from the ravages of the Danes, and the restorer of order and civil government, Æ. has earned the title of… …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

  • Ælfred of Selsey — NOTOC Infobox bishopbiog name = Ælfred of Selsey religion =Catholic See =Diocese of Selsey Title = Bishop of Selsey Period = ffl 950 Predecessor = Wulfhun Successor =Daniel ordination = bishops = post = date of birth = place of birth = date of… …   Wikipedia

  • Housman, A(lfred) E(dward) — Hous·man (housʹmən), A(lfred) E(dward). 1859 1936. British poet and scholar whose works appeared in A Shropshire Lad (1896) and Last Poems (1922). * * * born March 26, 1859, Fockbury, Worcestershire, Eng. died April 30, 1936, Cambridge English… …   Universalium

  • Ayer, Sir A(lfred) J(ules) — born Oct. 29, 1910, London, Eng. died June 27, 1989, London British philosopher. He taught at University College London (1946–59) and later at Oxford (1959–78). He gained international notice in 1936 with the publication of his first book,… …   Universalium

  • Fowler, William A(lfred) — born Aug. 9, 1911, Pittsburgh, Pa., U.S. died March 14, 1995, Pasadena, Calif. U.S. nuclear astrophysicist. He received his Ph.D. from Caltech and became a professor there in 1939. His theory of element generation (nucleosynthesis) suggests that …   Universalium

  • Hershey, A(lfred) D(ay) — born Dec. 4, 1908, Owosso, Mich., U.S. died May 22, 1997, Syosset, N.Y. U.S. biologist. He worked principally at the Carnegie Institution in Washington, D.C. He and Salvador Luria independently demonstrated the occurrence of spontaneous mutation… …   Universalium

  • Kissinger, Henry A(lfred) — born May 27, 1923, Fürth, Ger. German born U.S. political scientist and foreign policy adviser (1969–76). He immigrated with his family to the U.S. in 1938. He taught at Harvard University, where he directed the Defense Studies Program (1959–69) …   Universalium

  • Kroeber, A(lfred) L(ouis) — born June 11, 1876, Hoboken, N.J., U.S. died Oct. 5, 1960, Paris, Fr. U.S. anthropologist. Trained under Franz Boas (Ph.D., 1901), he later taught at the University of California at Berkeley. Kroeber s career nearly coincided with the emergence… …   Universalium

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