Agnes, 1855–1950, U.S. essayist.
Alfred, 1934–1998, Russian composer. noun Alfred. 1934–98, Russian composer: his works include four symphonies, four violin concertos, choral, chamber, and film music
Arnold [ahr-nuh ld;; German ahr-nuh lt] /ˈɑr nəld;; German ˈɑr nəlt/ (Show IPA), 1874–1951, Austrian composer in the U.S. Historical Examples schonberg, too, was known to be as good a skater as Hammond had had for many years. The Crimson Sweater Ralph Henry Barbour schonberg, Mr. his attempts to engrave in metallic relief, 634. A […]
Alan, 1888–1916, U.S. poet. Peter (“Pete”) 1919–2014, U.S. folk singer and folklorist. Contemporary Examples The Seeger Sessions was as joyous as Devils and Dust was depressed. Springsteen, Seeger, and the Joy of Political Music Howard Wolfson February 1, 2014 Seeger showed Springsteen that political music could be buoyant, even as it dealt with the weightiest […]
Alexander (originally Alexander Selcraig) 1676–1721, Scottish sailor marooned on a Pacific island: supposed prototype of Robinson Crusoe. Also called Selkirkshire [sel-kurk-sheer, -sher] /ˈsɛl kɜrkˌʃɪər, -ʃər/ (Show IPA). a historic county in SE Scotland. Contemporary Examples “If you had any guts, Lou, you’d be the one hitting a couple, instead of me,” Selkirk yelled back. The […]
Aloys [ah-loh-ys,, ah-lois] /ˈɑ loʊ üs,, ˈɑ lɔɪs/ (Show IPA), 1771–1834, German inventor of lithography. Historical Examples Senefelder lived to see his invention extensively adopted, and to reap benefit from his ingenuity. Great Facts Frederick C. Bakewell When Senefelder wrote, he had to invent many names for the processes, manipulation-methods, and tools. The Invention of […]