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Open Babbage, Charles, 1791-1871
Babbage, Charles, 1791-1871

Place: United Kingdom, England Subject : biography, computing, maths and statistics English mathematician, one of the greatest pioneers of mechanical

Open Bacall, Lauren, 1924-2014
Bacall, Lauren, 1924-2014

originally Betty Joan Perske 1924- ♦ US film actress Born in New York City, she became a student at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and made her

Bacharach, Burt

( băk'Әrăk´´ ), 1928–, American composer, arranger, and conductor, b. Kansas City, Mo. He began his career playing piano with jazz bands in the 1940s

Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel, 1714-1788

German composer. He was the third son of Johann Sebastian Bach. He introduced a new ‘homophonic’ style, light and easy to follow, which influenced

Bachelard, Gaston, 1884-1962

( gästôN' bäshlär' ), 1884–1962, French philosopher. He held degrees in physics, mathematics, and philosophy and taught at Dijon (1930–40) and the

Bach, Johann Sebastian, 1685-1750

German composer. A master of counterpoint , his music represents the final stage of the baroque polyphonic style. His orchestral music includes the

Open Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626
Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626

Francis Bacon, Viscount St. Albans, politician, author, and natural historian, was truly a Renaissance man. He was involved in public life, he

Open  Bacon, Francis, 1909-1992
Bacon, Francis, 1909-1992

1910–92, English painter, b. Dublin. A self-taught artist, Bacon rejected abstraction in painting to explore a repertoire of strange, fractured, and

Open Baer, Karl Ernst von, 1792-1876
Baer, Karl Ernst von, 1792-1876

Karl Ernst Ritter von Baer was the modern founder of embryology and comparative embryology, as well as an accomplished zoologist and biologist. No

Baeyer, Adolf von, 1835-1917

German organic chemist who synthesized the dye indigo in 1880. He discovered barbituric acid in 1863, later to become the parent substance of a major