biographical name Sir John 1875-1940 1st Baron Tweedsmuir Scottish author; governor-general of Canada (1935-40)

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  • Buchan — (pronEng|ˈbʌkn̩; locally pronEng|ˈbʌxən) is one of the six committee areas and administrative areas of Aberdeenshire Council, Scotland. These areas were created by the council in 1996, when the Aberdeenshire unitary council area was created under …   Wikipedia

  • Buchan — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Alexander Buchan (1829–1907), britischer Meteorologe Andrew Buchan (* 1979), britischer Schauspieler. Angus Buchan, südafrikanischer Farmer schottischer Abstammung Charlie Buchan (1891–1960), englischer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Buchan — (spr. Bökkänn), 1) Wilhelm, geb. 1728 zu Ancran in der schottischen Grafschaft Roxburgh u. gest. 1805 in London; er schr.: Domestic medicine, Lond. 1772 u.ö. (deutsch von K. Sprengel, Altenb. 1792); Observat. concerning the prevention and cure ot …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Buchan — (spr. böckĕn oder schott. buchĕn), Alex., Meteorolog, geb. 11. April 1829 in Kinneswood (Kinroßshire), lebt in Edinburgh; schrieb bes. »The mean pressure and prevailing winds over the globe« …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Buchan —   [ bʌkən],    1) Alastair, britischer Militärexperte, * London 9. 9. 1918, ✝ ebenda 5. 2. 1976; Journalist, leitete 1958 69 das Institute for Strategic Studies in London, 1969 72 das Imperial War College, wurde 1972 Professor für internationale… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Buchan — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Le nom Buchan peut se référer à : la ville de Buchan en Écosse la ville de Buchan en Australie John Stuart, 2e comte de Buchan William Buchan,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Buchan — This interesting surname has two possible origins. Firstly, it may derive from the Welsh bychan meaning small and would have originated as nickname for a small person. One, Lewelin Bochan, is noted in the Pipe Rolls of Shropshire (1198). The… …   Surnames reference

  • Buchan — /buk euhn/; Scot. /bukh euhn/, n. John (Baron Tweedsmuir), 1875 1940, Scottish novelist and historian: governor general of Canada 1935 40. * * * …   Universalium

  • BUCHAN —    a district in the NE. of Aberdeenshire, between the rivers Deveron and Ythan; abounds in magnificent rock scenery. The Comyns were earls of it till they forfeited the title in 1309 …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Buchan — /ˈbʌkən/ (say bukuhn) noun John (Baron Tweedsmuir), 1875–1940, Scottish novelist and historian; author of The Thirty Nine Steps (1915); governor general of Canada 1935–40 …   Australian English dictionary

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