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( măbĭnō'gēən ), title given to a collection of medieval Welsh stories. Scholars differ as to the meaning of the word mabinogion: some think it to be

Macaulay, Thomas (1800 - 1859)

1800–1859, English historian and author, b. Leicestershire, educated at Cambridge. After the success of his essay on Milton in the Edinburgh Review


One of Shakespeare's later tragedies ( see tragedy ), Macbeth was probably written in 1606, the year after the Gunpowder Plot (a failed attempt to

Open MacDonald, George, 1824-1905
MacDonald, George, 1824-1905

The literary career of George MacDonald (1825–1905) was prolific and diverse. After his heterodox religious beliefs cost him his first and only

Machen, Arthur (1863 - 1947)

Welsh writer. His stories of horror and the occult include The Great God Pan 1894 and The Terror 1917. Partly autobiographical, The Hill of Dreams

Open Machiavelli, Niccolò (1469 - 1527)
Machiavelli, Niccolò (1469 - 1527)

Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527) was an Italian historian, statesman, and political philosopher. His political theory, as presented in his works The

Mackenzie, Sir Compton (1883 - 1972)

Scottish writer. He published his first novel, The Passionate Elopement , in 1911. Subsequent novels included Carnival (1912), a melodrama of stage

Mackenzie, William Lyon (1795 - 1861)

1795–1861, Canadian journalist and insurgent leader, b. Scotland; grandfather of William Lyon Mackenzie King . Emigrating to Upper Canada in 1820, he

MacLaine, Shirley (1934 - )

originally Shirley MacLean Beaty 1934- ♦ US actress Born in Richmond, Virginia, she entered show business as a teenager and made her film debut in

Maclean, Alistair (Apr 28, 1922 - Feb 2, 1987)

1922-87 Scottish author Born in Glasgow, he was educated at Glasgow University and served in the Royal Navy (1941-46). In 1954, while a schoolteacher,