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Uccello, Paolo (1397 - 1475)

Florentine painter. He was one of the first to experiment with perspective, though his love of detail, decorative colour, and graceful line remains

Unamuno, Miguel de (1864 - 1936)

( mēgĕl' dā unämu'nō ), 1864–1936, Spanish philosophical writer, of Basque descent, b. Bilbao. The chief Spanish philosopher of his time, he was

Undset, Sigrid (1882 - 1949)

( sĭ'grĭd ʊn'sĕt ), 1882–1949, Norwegian novelist. Poverty forced Undset to do secretarial work for a time (1898–1908). Her early novels of

Ungaretti, Giuseppe (1888 - 1970)

( juzĕp'pā ungärĕt'tē ), 1888–1970, Italian poet, critic, and translator, b. Alexandria, Egypt. Ungaretti spent his youth in North Africa, where he

Open Updike, John (1932 - 2009)
Updike, John (1932 - 2009)

John Updike was a tireless novelist, a transcriber of the individual consciousness in contemporary culture as well as history. His protagonists

Urban II

c.1042–1099, pope (1088–99), a Frenchman named Odo (or Eudes) of Lagery; successor of Victor III. He studied at Reims and became a monk at Cluny. He

Open Urey, Harold (1893 - 1981)
Urey, Harold (1893 - 1981)

Place : Ulugh Beg Subject : biography, chemistry US chemist who in 1931 discovered heavy water and deuterium, the isotope of hydrogen of mass 2. For

Urquiza, Justo José de (1801 - 1870)

( hu'stō hōsā' ðā urkē'sä ), 1801–70, Argentine general and politician, president of the confederation (1854–60). As the caudillo of Entre Ríos prov.,

Ustinov, Peter

English stage and film actor, writer, and director. Of Russian descent, he had an impressive screen presence, either as comic chat-show raconteur or