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Cecil B. De Mille

(Cecil Blount De Mille), 1881–1959, American movie director and producer, b. Ashfield, Mass. In 1914, together with Samuel Goldwyn , he made the first

Dahl, Roald

( rō'äl däl ), 1916–90, British writer known for inventive, often macabre children's books and horror-tinged adult fiction. Dahl spurned a university

Dampier, William (Aug 1651 - Mar 1715)

( dăm'pēr ), 1651–1715, English explorer, buccaneer, hydrographer, and naturalist. He fought (1673) in the Dutch War, managed a plantation in Jamaica

Danish language

member of the North Germanic, or Scandinavian, group of the Germanic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages. The official language of

D'Annunzio, Gabriele (1863 - 1938)

( gäbrēĕ'lā dän-nōn'tsyō ) 1863–1938, Italian poet, novelist, dramatist, and soldier, b. Pescara. He went to Rome in 1881 and there began his literary

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Dante Alighieri

A native son of the powerful Florentine city-state, Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) has long been celebrated as a politician, linguist, poet, and

Da Ponte, Lorenzo Emmanuele Conegliano. (1749 - 1838)

( lōrĕnt'sō dä pôn'tā ), 1749–1838, Italian librettist and teacher, b. Ceneda as Emmanuele Conegliano. Born Jewish, he converted to Catholicism at 14,

Open Darwin, Charles (1809 - 1882)
Darwin, Charles (1809 - 1882)

Charles Robert Darwin is one of the greatest naturalists who ever lived. He was not only the father of evolution but also a remarkable scientist whose

Daudet, Alphonse (1840 - 1897)

( älfôNs' dōdā' ), 1840–97, French writer, b. Nîmes (Provence). Daudet made his mark with gentle naturalistic stories and novels portraying French

Davis, Angela (1944 - )

Prison abolitionist, political prisoner, Black Panther, Communist, radical activist, Black feminist, critical resistor, public intellectual,