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Cage, John, 1912-1992

1912–92, American composer, b. Los Angeles. A leading figure in the musical avant-garde from the late 1930s, he attended Pomona College and later

Open Caldecott Medal
Caldecott Medal

The Caldecott Medal is a US award for the most distinguished picture book for children. Named after English illustrator Randolph Caldecott, it is

Open Calderón de la Barca, Pedro, 1600-1681
Calderón de la Barca, Pedro, 1600-1681

Unquestionably the most important playwright of the Spanish Golden Age (roughly 1500–1700), he studied at the Colegio Imperial of the Jesuits before

Caldwell, Erskine, 1903-1987

1903-1987 American novelist Erskine Caldwell's first novels, The Bastard (1929) and Poor Fool (1930) were followed by a short story collection,

Open Calligraphy

( kӘlĭg'rӘfē ) [Gr.,=beautiful writing], skilled penmanship practiced as a fine art. See also inscription ; paleography . In Europe two sorts of

Open Callow, Simon, 1949-
Callow, Simon, 1949-

1949- ♦ English actor, director and writer He was born in London and made his London debut in The Plumber's Progress (1975). He joined the Joint Stock

Camerarius, Joachim, 1500-1574

German scholar, theologian, and diplomat. A leading figure in the Reformation , he was a close friend of Luther and Melanchthon . He took part in

Campanella, Tommaso, 1568-1639

Italian philosopher. Born in Calabria, he was implicated in the Calabrian revolt against their Spanish ruler and was imprisoned 1599–1626. He wrote

Campbell, Alastair, 1957-

UK journalist and Labour Party media strategist. He was appointed to Tony Blair 's staff when Blair became leader of the Labour Party in 1994 and he

Open Campion, Thomas, 1567-1620
Campion, Thomas, 1567-1620

English poet and musician. He was the author of the critical Art of English Poesie (1602) and four books of Ayres (1601–17), for which he composed