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Edward

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Edward
N
King of England and Ireland in 1936; his marriage to Wallis Warfield Simpson created a constitutional crisis leading to his abdication (1894-1972)
Edward
N
King of England from 1901 to 1910; son of Victoria and Prince Albert; famous for his elegant sporting ways (1841-1910)
Edward
N
King of England and Ireland from 1547 to 1553; son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour; died of tuberculosis (1537-1553)
Edward
N
King of England who was crowned at the age of 13 on the death of his father Edward IV but was immediately confined to the Tower of London where he and his younger brother were murdered (1470-1483)
Edward
N
King of England from 1461 to 1470 and from 1471 to 1483; was dethroned in 1470 but regained the throne in 1471 by his victory at the battle of Tewkesbury (1442-1483)
Edward
N
son of Edward II and King of England from 1327-1377; his claim to the French throne provoked the Hundred Years' War; his reign was marked by an epidemic of the Black Plague and by the emergence of the House of Commons as the powerful arm of British Parliament (1312-1377)
Edward
N
King of England from 1307 to 1327 and son of Edward I; was defeated at Bannockburn by the Scots led by Robert the Bruce; was deposed and died in prison (1284-1327)
Edward
N
King of England from 1272 to 1307; conquered Wales (1239-1307)
Edward
N
third son of Elizabeth II (born in 1964)
Edward
N
son of Edward III who defeated the French at Crecy and Poitiers in the Hundred Years' War (1330-1376)
Edward Albee
N
United States dramatist (1928-)
N
third son of Elizabeth II (born in 1964)
Edward Appleton
N
English physicist remembered for his studies of the ionosphere (1892-1966)
N
major English composer of the 20th century; noted for his operas (1913-1976)
N
English theologian who (with John Henry Newman and John Keble) founded the Oxford movement (1800-1882)
N
United States biochemist who discovered cortisone (1886-1972)
Edward D. White
N
United States jurist appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1910 by President Taft; noted for his work on antitrust legislation (1845-1921)
Edward Douglas White Jr.
N
United States jurist appointed chief justice of the United States Supreme Court in 1910 by President Taft; noted for his work on antitrust legislation (1845-1921)
Edward Durell Stone
N
United States architect (1902-1978)
N
United States writer noted for his typographically eccentric poetry (1894-1962)
Edward Everett Hale
N
prolific United States writer (1822-1909)
Edward Fitzgerald
N
English poet remembered primarily for his free translation of the poetry of Omar Khayyam (1809-1883)
N
United States dramatist (1928-)
Edward G. Robinson
N
United States film actor noted for playing gangster roles (1893-1973)
N
English writer of historical romances (1803-1873)
Edward Gibbon
N
English historian best known for his history of the Roman Empire (1737-1794)
Edward Goldenberg Robinson
N
United States film actor noted for playing gangster roles (1893-1973)
N
United States railway tycoon (1848-1909)
Edward I
N
King of England from 1272 to 1307; conquered Wales (1239-1307)
Edward II
N
King of England from 1307 to 1327 and son of Edward I; was defeated at Bannockburn by the Scots led by Robert the Bruce; was deposed and died in prison (1284-1327)
Edward III
N
son of Edward II and King of England from 1327-1377; his claim to the French throne provoked the Hundred Years' War; his reign was marked by an epidemic of the Black Plague and by the emergence of the House of Commons as the powerful arm of British Parliament (1312-1377)
Edward IV
N
King of England from 1461 to 1470 and from 1471 to 1483; was dethroned in 1470 but regained the throne in 1471 by his victory at the battle of Tewkesbury (1442-1483)
Edward James Hughes
N
English poet (born in 1930)
Edward James Muggeridge
N
United States motion-picture pioneer remembered for his pictures of running horses taken with a series of still cameras (born in England) (1830-1904)
Edward Jean Steichen
N
United States photographer who pioneered artistic photography (1879-1973)
Edward Jenner
N
English physician who pioneered vaccination; Jenner inoculated people with small amounts of cowpox to prevent them from getting smallpox (1749-1823)
Edward Kendall
N
United States biochemist who discovered cortisone (1886-1972)
N
United States jazz composer and piano player and bandleader (1899-1974)
Edward Lawrie Tatum
N
United States biochemist who discovered how genes act by regulating definite chemical events (1909-1975)
Edward Lear
N
British artist and writer of nonsense verse (1812-1888)
Edward Lee Thorndike
N
United States educational psychologist (1874-1949)
Edward MacDowell
N
United States composer best remembered as a composer of works for the piano (1860-1908)
Edward Morley
N
United States chemist and physicist who collaborated with Michelson in the Michelson-Morley experiment (1838-1923)
N
United States entomologist who has generalized from social insects to other animals including humans (born in 1929)
Edward Pusey
N
English theologian who (with John Henry Newman and John Keble) founded the Oxford movement (1800-1882)
Edward R. Murrow
N
United States broadcast journalist remembered for his reports from London during World War II (1908-1965)
Edward Roscoe Murrow
N
United States broadcast journalist remembered for his reports from London during World War II (1908-1965)
Edward Sapir
N
anthropologist and linguist; studied languages of North American Indians (1884-1939)
Edward Teach
N
an English pirate who operated in the Caribbean and off the Atlantic coast of North America (died in 1718)
Edward Teller
N
United States physicist (born in Hungary) who worked on the first atom bomb and the first hydrogen bomb (1908-2003)
English Definitions from WordNet 3.0
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