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Open Iago (Fictitious character)
Iago (Fictitious character)

Othello 's trusted ancient. Truly evil, he abuses the trust, loyalty and love he gains from others in his burning desire to destroy Othello, his

Ibn Saud

(Abd al-Aziz ibn Saud) ĭ'bən säud' , c.1880–1953, founder of Saudi Arabia and its first king. His family, with its regular seat at Riyadh in the Nejd

Open Ibsen, Henrik (1828 - 1906)
Ibsen, Henrik (1828 - 1906)

Norwegian dramatist and poet. His realistic and often controversial plays revolutionized European theatre. Driven into voluntary exile (1864–91) by

Open Icarus (Greek mythology)
Icarus (Greek mythology)

Son of the supreme inventor and craftsman DAEDALUS , borne to him by a slave-girl while he was living at the court of MINOS , king of Crete. When

Ichikawa, Kon, 1915-2008

Japanese film director and screenwriter. His international reputation rests on two powerful pacifist pictures, Biruma no tategoto/The Burmese Harp

Iddesleigh, Stafford Henry Northcote, Earl of, 1818-1887

British politician, leader of the Conservative Party 1880–85. He was chancellor of the Exchequer 1874–80 and foreign secretary 1886–87. As party

Open Ignatius of Loyola, Saint (1491 - 1556)
Ignatius of Loyola, Saint (1491 - 1556)

( ĭgnā'shəs, loiyō'lə ), 1491–1556, Spanish churchman, founder of the Jesuits (see Jesus, Society of ), b. Loyola Castle near Azpeitia, Guipúzcoa,

Inge, William Ralph (1860 - 1954)

William Ralph Inge was born in Crayke, North Yorkshire on 6 June 1860 and died in Brightwell in Berkshire on 26 February 1954. After education at Eton

Open Ingres, Jean-Auguste-Dominique, 1780-1867
Ingres, Jean-Auguste-Dominique, 1780-1867

( zhäN ōgüst' dômēnēk' ăN'grə ), 1780–1867, French painter, b. Montauban; son of a sculptor. He studied with J. L. David in Paris and in 1801 won the

Inness, George (1825 - 1894)

( ĭn'ĭs ), 1825–94, American landscape painter, b. Newburgh, N.Y. His father intended Inness to be a grocer, but he showed artistic talent at an early