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  • brush-footed butterfly (insect)

    Brush-footed butterfly, (family Nymphalidae), any of a group of butterflies (order Lepidoptera) that are named for their characteristically reduced forelegs, which are frequently hairy and resemble brushes. The insects’ alternative name derives from the fact that there are only four functional, or

  • brush-furred rat (mammal)

    African spiny mouse: …forest mouse (Deomys ferrugineus), and brush-furred rats (genus Lophuromys).

  • brush-tailed bettong (marsupial)

    rat kangaroo: The brush-tailed bettong, or woylie (B. penicillata), has a similar crest, but the tail tip is not white; it is found in several small isolated pockets in Western Australia. The burrowing rat kangaroo, or boodie (B. lesueur), which has a thicker, non-crested tail, is the only member of the…

  • brush-tailed marsupial mouse (mammal)

    marsupial mouse: …marsupial mice, or tuans (Phascogale), are grayish above and whitish below in colour; the distal half of the long tail is thickly furred and resembles a bottle brush when the hairs are erected. Tuans are arboreal but may raid poultry yards. In both appearance and behaviour the flat-skulled marsupial…

  • brush-tailed porcupine (rodent)

    porcupine: Old World porcupines (family Hystricidae): Brush-tailed porcupines (genus Atherurus) move swiftly over the ground and can climb, jump, and swim. They sometimes congregate to rest and feed. Brush- and long-tailed species shelter in tree roots, hollow trunks, rocky crevices, termite mounds, caves, abandoned burrows, or eroded cavities along stream banks.…

  • brushed slip (Japanese pottery technique)

    pottery: Korea: …Japanese technique, “brush” (hakeme), or brushed slip, is used in conjunction with painted decoration in the early part of the dynasty, but later it is used alone. Korean influence on Japanese pottery was probably at its strongest during the ascendancy of the Japanese warrior Hideyoshi (1536–98), who invaded Korea. It…

  • brushing (agriculture)

    agricultural technology: Frost: Brushing is a frost-protection technique in which shields of paper or aluminum foil are set up to reduce radiation loss to the sky; it has been used with fair success for tomato culture in California.

  • brushite (mineral)

    Brushite, rare mineral, a hydrated calcium phosphate (CaHPO4·2H2O), that forms colourless to pale-yellow, transparent to translucent efflorescences or tiny crystals. It occurs in small quantities in many phosphate deposits, particularly as an incrustation on ancient bones and as a decomposition

  • brushtail possum (marsupial)

    marsupial: Paleontology and recent history: In Australia the brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) is an example of a marsupial that has readily adapted to changing conditions brought about by people and is even plentiful in some urban centres. Its adaptability to different locales is attributed to its tolerance for a variety of food, including…

  • brushwork (art)

    Brush, device composed of natural or synthetic fibres set into a handle that is used for cleaning, grooming, polishing, writing, or painting. Brushes were used by man as early as the Paleolithic Period (began about 2,500,000 years ago) to apply pigment, as shown by the cave paintings of Altamira

  • Brushy Bill (American outlaw)

    Billy the Kid, one of the most notorious gunfighters of the American West, reputed to have killed at least 27 men before being gunned down at about age 21. Born on New York City’s East Side, Billy as a child migrated with his parents to Kansas; his father died there, and the mother and her two boys

  • Brusilov Offensive (World War I [1916])

    Brusilov Offensive, Brusilov Offensive, (4 June–10 August 1916), the largest Russian assault during World War I and one of the deadliest in history. At last the Russians had a capable commander, General Aleksey Brusilov, and in this offensive he inflicted a defeat on Austro-Hungarian forces from

  • Brusilov, Aleksey Alekseyevich (Russian general)

    Aleksey Alekseyevich Brusilov, Russian general distinguished for the “Brusilov breakthrough” on the Eastern Front against Austria-Hungary (June–August 1916), which aided Russia’s Western allies at a crucial time during World War I. Brusilov was educated in the Imperial Corps of Pages, and he began

  • Brusoni, Girolami (Italian author)

    Italian literature: Poetry and prose: The Venetian novels of Girolamo Brusoni are still of interest, as are the travels of Pietro della Valle and the tales of the Neapolitan Giambattista Basile. All the restless energy of this period reached its climax in the work of Galileo, a scientist who laid the foundations of mathematical…

  • Brusque (Brazil)

    Santa Catarina: …cities of Blumenau, Joinvile, and Brusque. Many Italians immigrated after 1875, and Poles, Ukrainians, and Russians arrived in the 1880s. African slaves composed about 10 percent of the population in the 1870s; they were emancipated in 1888. Santa Catarina became a state of Brazil when, in 1889, a republic was…

  • Brussel (national capital, Belgium)

    Brussels, city, capital of Belgium. It is located in the valley of the Senne (Flemish: Zenne) River, a small tributary of the Schelde (French: Escaut). Greater Brussels is the country’s largest urban agglomeration. It consists of 19 communes, or municipalities, each with a large measure of

  • Brussel, James A. (American psychiatrist and criminologist)

    George Metesky: …Police’s crime lab turned to James A. Brussel, a private psychiatrist who had performed counterintelligence profiling work during World War II and the Korean War. Brussel developed an elaborate profile in December 1956 and predicted that the Mad Bomber was (1) a foreign-born male of eastern European descent; (2) between…

  • Brussels (national capital, Belgium)

    Brussels, city, capital of Belgium. It is located in the valley of the Senne (Flemish: Zenne) River, a small tributary of the Schelde (French: Escaut). Greater Brussels is the country’s largest urban agglomeration. It consists of 19 communes, or municipalities, each with a large measure of

  • Brussels Airlines (Belgian airline)

    Brussels Airlines, Belgian airline whose predecessor, SN Brussels Airlines, was formed in 2001 following the bankruptcy of SABENA (Société Anonyme Belge d’Exploitation de la Navigation Aérienne; Belgian Limited-Liability Company for the Development of Aerial Navigation). The airline serves cities

  • Brussels attacks of 2016 (terrorist attacks, Brussels, Belgium)

    Brussels: The 21st century: …four days after Abdeslam’s arrest, Brussels was shaken by a trio of bomb blasts that claimed at least 30 lives and injured more than 250 people. A pair of bombs were detonated in the crowded check-in area of the main terminal at Brussels Airport, killing at least 10 and injuring…

  • Brussels carpet

    Brussels carpet, type of machine-made floor covering with the loops of the pile uncut. All colours run with the warp, concealed, and are brought above the foundation in loops, as needed, to produce the pattern. Thought to have originated in or near Brussels, this technique became fashionable in the

  • Brussels Classification (library science)

    Universal Decimal Classification, system of library organization. It is distinguished from the Dewey Decimal Classification by expansions using various symbols in addition to Arabic numerals, resulting in exceedingly long notations. This system grew out of the international subject index of the

  • Brussels Convention (1924)

    carriage of goods: Mixed-carrier transportation: …of the rules of the Brussels Convention of 1924 to goods carried under through bills of lading by rail and sea. The rules of the Warsaw Convention for carriage of goods by air apply always to the portion of air carriage and to that portion only, but the International Air…

  • Brussels griffon (breed of dog)

    Brussels griffon, breed of toy dog developed in late 19th-century Belgium from the affenpinscher and an ordinary street dog. The Brussels griffon is a sturdily built dog and is noted for an intelligent and affectionate nature. It stands about 7 to 8 inches (18 to 20 cm) and weighs about 8 to 10

  • Brussels Institute of Bibliography (international organization)

    International Federation for Information and Documentation, international library organization that was founded in 1895 as the Institut International de Bibliographie (IIB) to promote a unified and centralized approach to bibliographic classification. The IIB was founded by two Belgian lawyers,

  • Brussels lace

    Brussels lace, lace named for the city of Brussels. It became distinguished from other bobbin laces made in Flanders during the second half of the 17th century. Brussels laces were of high quality, popular at court, and made professionally at workshops called béguinages (often associated with

  • Brussels sprouts (plant)

    Brussels sprouts, (Brassica oleracea, variety gemmifera), form of cabbage, belonging to the mustard family Brassicaceae, widely grown in Europe and North America for its edible buds called “sprouts.” Brussels sprouts may have been grown in Belgium as early as 1200, but the first recorded

  • Brussels Treaty (European history [1965])

    European Union: Creation of the European Economic Community: …of the EEC signed the Brussels Treaty, which merged the commissions of the EEC and Euratom and the High Authority of the ECSC into a single commission. It also combined the councils of the three organizations into a common Council of Ministers. The EEC, Euratom, and the ECSC—collectively referred to…

  • Brussels Treaty (European history [1948])

    Brussels Treaty, (1948) agreement signed by Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg, creating a collective defense alliance. It led to the formation of NATO and the Western European Union. A goal of the treaty was to show that western European states could cooperate, thus

  • Brussels World’s Fair (Belgium [1958])

    construction: Postwar developments in long-span construction: Pavilion at the 1958 Brussels World’s Fair, designed by the architect Edward Durell Stone. It was based on the familiar principle of the bicycle wheel; its roof had a diameter of 100 metres (330 feet), with a steel tension ring at the perimeter from which two layers of radial…

  • Brussels, Convention of (Belgium-Luxembourg [1921])

    international trade: The Benelux Economic Union: …of the Zollverein, signed the Convention of Brussels with Belgium, creating the Belgium–Luxembourg Economic Union. Belgium and Luxembourg thereby had the same customs tariff and a single balance of payments since 1921.

  • Brussels, Free University of (university, Brussels, Belgium)

    Brussels: Education: …in the region include the Free University of Brussels (founded 1834; divided since 1970 into separate French- and Flemish-speaking universities) and some faculties of the French-language branch of the Catholic University of Leuven (Université Catholique de Louvain).

  • Brussels, Treaty of (1522)

    House of Habsburg: The world power of the Habsburgs: By the Treaty of Brussels (1522) he assigned the Habsburg-Austrian hereditary lands to his brother, the future emperor Ferdinand I. In 1521 Ferdinand had married Anna, daughter of Louis II of Hungary and Bohemia; and Louis II’s untimely death in 1526, after his defeat by the Turks…

  • Brussels, Union of (Belgian history)

    William I: The Prince’s triumph: …peace, supplemented by the first Union of Brussels (January 1577), heralded the realization of his ambitions and ideals: not only were his governorships confirmed and his possessions restored to him, but the union of the so-called 17 Netherlands under a national government seemed about to be accomplished. But the idea…

  • Brussels-Antwerp Canal (canal, Belgium)

    Belgium: Transportation and telecommunications: …estuary; and a third links Brussels and Antwerp.

  • Brussels-Capital Region (region, Belgium)

    Brussels-Capital Region, region, north-central Belgium. The region is coextensive with Greater Brussels, a metropolitan area that contains the capital city of Brussels. The officially bilingual Brussels-Capital Region was one of three self-governing regions created during the federalization of

  • Brussels-Charleroi Canal (canal, Belgium)

    Belgium: Transportation and telecommunications: A canal from Charleroi to Brussels links the basins of the two main rivers through the Ronquières lock. The Albert Canal links Antwerp with the Liège region. A maritime canal connects Brugge and Zeebrugge; another connects Ghent and Terneuzen (Netherlands), on the Schelde estuary; and a third links…

  • Brusselse Hoofdstedeluke Gewest (region, Belgium)

    Brussels-Capital Region, region, north-central Belgium. The region is coextensive with Greater Brussels, a metropolitan area that contains the capital city of Brussels. The officially bilingual Brussels-Capital Region was one of three self-governing regions created during the federalization of

  • Brusso, Noah (Canadian boxer)

    Tommy Burns, Canadian world heavyweight boxing champion from February 23, 1906, when he won a 20-round decision over Marvin Hart in Los Angeles, until December 26, 1908, when he lost to Jack Johnson in 14 rounds in Sydney, Australia. This victory made Johnson the first black fighter to hold the

  • Brustolon, Andrea (Italian wood-carver)

    Andrea Brustolon, Italian wood-carver, known for his furniture in the Venetian Baroque style, characterized by extravagant curves and lavish ornamentation. Brustolon went to Venice in 1677 for a year of training, moving to Rome in 1678. Returning to Venice in 1680, he engaged in decorative carving

  • Brut (work by Wace)

    Wace: …of two verse chronicles, the Roman de Brut (1155) and the Roman de Rou (1160–74), named respectively after the reputed founders of the Britons and Normans.

  • Brut (medieval chronicle)

    Brut, any of several medieval chronicles of Britain tracing the history and legend of the country from the time of the mythical Brutus, descendant of Aeneas and founder of Britain. The Roman de Brut (1155) by the Anglo-Norman author Wace was one such chronicle. Perhaps the outstanding adaptation of

  • Brut (work by Layamon)

    Lawamon: …author of the romance-chronicle the Brut (c. 1200), one of the most notable English poems of the 12th century. It is the first work in English to treat of the “matter of Britain”—i.e., the legends surrounding Arthur and the knights of the Round Table—and was written at a time when…

  • Brutalism (architectural style)

    New Brutalism, one aspect of the International Style of architecture that was created by Le Corbusier and his leading fellow architects Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Frank Lloyd Wright and that demanded a functional approach toward architectural design. The name was first applied in 1954 by the

  • Brute Force (film by Dassin [1947])

    Brute Force, American film noir, released in 1947, that presents a grim portrayal of prison life, highlighted by a memorable war of wills between a convict and a sadistic guard. The setting of Brute Force is Westgate Penitentiary, where the brutal Capt. Munsey (played by Hume Cronyn) uses torture

  • brute luck (political theory)

    equal opportunity: Luck egalitarianism: …circumstances are a matter of brute luck—they are just if they are the product of people’s voluntary choices. Luck egalitarianism is thus a combination of two different claims: first, that justice requires the neutralization of the effects of differences in people’s circumstances, and, second, that it is just to require…

  • Brute, The (American musician)

    Ben Webster, American jazz musician, considered one of the most distinctive of his generation, noted for the beauty of his tenor saxophone tone and for his melodic inventiveness. Webster began playing the violin in childhood and then played piano accompaniments to silent films; after learning to

  • bruting (gem cutting)

    brilliant cut: …of which are above the girdle (the widest part of the stone) and 25 of which are below. When the stone is cut so that the facets of the crown (above the girdle) make an angle of 35° to the plane of the girdle and those of the pavilion (below…

  • Bruton Parish church (church, Williamsburg, Virginia, United States)

    Virginia: Population composition: Bruton Parish Church in Williamsburg, still active, was the main church in the early colonial capital; the church structure was completed in 1683. The Anglican church, which was disestablished in the colonies during the American Revolution, became the Episcopal Church, USA, but it retained only…

  • Bruton, John (prime minister of Ireland)

    John Bruton, taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland (1994–97). Bruton was educated at Clongowes Wood College and then studied economics at University College Dublin and law at King’s Inns in Dublin, qualifying as a barrister in 1970. He joined the Fine Gael party in 1965, and he was elected to Dáil

  • Bruton, John Gerard (prime minister of Ireland)

    John Bruton, taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland (1994–97). Bruton was educated at Clongowes Wood College and then studied economics at University College Dublin and law at King’s Inns in Dublin, qualifying as a barrister in 1970. He joined the Fine Gael party in 1965, and he was elected to Dáil

  • Bruttii (people)

    Bruttii, an ancient Italic people of what is now southwestern Italy, occupying an area coextensive with modern Calabria (an area sometimes referred to as the “toe of the boot”). This area was separated from Lucania (corresponding to modern Basilicata) on the north, and it was to part or the whole

  • Brutus (work by Cicero)

    Marcus Tullius Cicero: Oratory: Cicero in Brutus implicitly gives his own description of his equipment as an orator—a thorough knowledge of literature, a grounding in philosophy, legal expertise, a storehouse of history, the capacity to tie up an opponent and reduce the jury to laughter, the ability to lay down general…

  • Brutus (work by Voltaire)

    stagecraft: Costume of the 18th and 19th centuries: …scandal by appearing in Voltaire’s Brutus (first performed 1730) in a severely simple toga appropriate to the ancient Roman setting of the play.

  • Brutus (fictional character)

    Julius Caesar: ) He persuades the reluctant Brutus—Caesar’s trusted friend—to join them. Brutus, troubled and sleepless, finds comfort in the companionship of his noble wife, Portia. Caesar’s wife, Calpurnia, alarmed by prophetic dreams, warns her husband not to go to the Capitol the next day (for Caesar’s response, see video). Then, as…

  • Brutus Albinus, Decimus Junius (Roman general)

    Decimus Junius Brutus Albinus, Roman general who participated in the assassination of the dictator Julius Caesar, though he had been Caesar’s protégé. After serving under Caesar in Gaul, Brutus was given command of Caesar’s fleet. In 49, during the Civil War between Caesar and Pompey, he led a

  • Brutus, Dennis (South African author)

    Dennis Brutus, poet whose works centre on his sufferings and those of his fellow blacks in South Africa. For 14 years Brutus taught English and Afrikaans in South Africa. As the white minority government increased restrictions on the black population, he became involved in a series of

  • Brutus, Dennis Vincent (South African author)

    Dennis Brutus, poet whose works centre on his sufferings and those of his fellow blacks in South Africa. For 14 years Brutus taught English and Afrikaans in South Africa. As the white minority government increased restrictions on the black population, he became involved in a series of

  • Brutus, Lucius Junius (legendary Roman)

    Lucius Junius Brutus, a legendary figure, who is held to have ousted the despotic Etruscan king Lucius Tarquinius Superbus from Rome in 509 and then to have founded the Roman Republic. He is said to have been elected to the first consulship in that year and then to have condemned his own sons to

  • Brutus, Marcus (fictional character)

    Marcus Brutus, Roman general, one of the conspirators in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. Though he is Caesar’s friend and a man of honour, Brutus joins in the conspiracy against Caesar’s life, convincing himself that Caesar’s death is for the greater good of Rome. He argues, “And therefore think him

  • Brutus, Marcus Junius (Roman politician)

    Marcus Junius Brutus, Roman politician, one of the leaders in the conspiracy that assassinated Julius Caesar in 44 bce. Brutus was the son of Marcus Junius Brutus (who was treacherously killed by Pompey the Great in 77) and Servilia (who later became Caesar’s lover). After his adoption by an uncle,

  • Brutus, Quintus Caepio (Roman politician)

    Marcus Junius Brutus, Roman politician, one of the leaders in the conspiracy that assassinated Julius Caesar in 44 bce. Brutus was the son of Marcus Junius Brutus (who was treacherously killed by Pompey the Great in 77) and Servilia (who later became Caesar’s lover). After his adoption by an uncle,

  • Brutus: or, The Fall of Tarquin (play by Payne)

    John Howard Payne: The finest play Payne authored, Brutus: or, The Fall of Tarquin, was produced at Drury Lane on Dec. 3, 1818. Brutus persisted for 70 years, serving as a vehicle for three of the greatest tragedians of the 19th century: Edwin Booth, Edwin Forrest, and Edmund Kean. Other important plays were…

  • Bruun, Malte Conrad (Danish author)

    Conrad Malte-Brun, author and coauthor of several geographies and a founder of the first modern geographic society. Exiled from Denmark in 1800 for his verses and pamphlets in support of the French Revolution, Malte-Brun established himself as a journalist and geographic writer in Paris. His works

  • Brüx (Czech Republic)

    Most, city, northwestern Czech Republic. It lies along the Bílina River, southwest of útsí nad Labem. It was mentioned in early 11th-century German documents as Brüx, which means “bridge,” as does its Czech name. This probably refers to an ancient structure spanning marshy ground near the old town.

  • Bruxelles (national capital, Belgium)

    Brussels, city, capital of Belgium. It is located in the valley of the Senne (Flemish: Zenne) River, a small tributary of the Schelde (French: Escaut). Greater Brussels is the country’s largest urban agglomeration. It consists of 19 communes, or municipalities, each with a large measure of

  • bruxism (pathology)

    sleep: Parasomnias: enuresis (bed-wetting), bruxism (teeth grinding), snoring, and nightmares. Sleep talking seems more often to consist of inarticulate mumblings than of extended meaningful utterances. It occurs at least occasionally for many people and at that level cannot be considered pathological. Sleepwalking is common in children and can sometimes…

  • Bruyère, Jean de la (French author)

    Jean de La Bruyère, French satiric moralist who is best known for one work, Les Caractères de Théophraste traduits du grec avec Les Caractères ou les moeurs de ce siècle (1688; The Characters, or the Manners of the Age, with The Characters of Theophrastus), which is considered to be one of the

  • Bruzolo, Treaty of (French history)

    Charles Emmanuel I: By the Treaty of Bruzolo (April 1610), Charles Emmanuel aligned himself with the French against the Spanish and Austrian Habsburgs in exchange for a free hand in Lombardy. Although Henry IV’s assassination aborted this alliance, Charles Emmanuel seized Monferrato from the Spanish in 1613, provoking a war…

  • Bry, Dietrich de (Flemish-German engraver)

    Theodor de Bry, Flemish-born German engraver and editor. De Bry fled the Spanish persecution of Flemish Protestants and lived in Strassburg (Strasbourg) from 1570 to 1578 and then in Frankfurt am Main, where he established an engraving and publishing business. He twice visited London, where he

  • Bry, Dirk de (Flemish-German engraver)

    Theodor de Bry, Flemish-born German engraver and editor. De Bry fled the Spanish persecution of Flemish Protestants and lived in Strassburg (Strasbourg) from 1570 to 1578 and then in Frankfurt am Main, where he established an engraving and publishing business. He twice visited London, where he

  • Bry, Theodoor de (Flemish-German engraver)

    Theodor de Bry, Flemish-born German engraver and editor. De Bry fled the Spanish persecution of Flemish Protestants and lived in Strassburg (Strasbourg) from 1570 to 1578 and then in Frankfurt am Main, where he established an engraving and publishing business. He twice visited London, where he

  • Bry, Theodor de (Flemish-German engraver)

    Theodor de Bry, Flemish-born German engraver and editor. De Bry fled the Spanish persecution of Flemish Protestants and lived in Strassburg (Strasbourg) from 1570 to 1578 and then in Frankfurt am Main, where he established an engraving and publishing business. He twice visited London, where he

  • Brya ebenus (plant)

    ebony: … is produced by the unrelated Brya ebenus, a leguminous tree or shrub; the heartwood is a rich dark brown, very heavy, exceedingly hard, and capable of receiving a high polish.

  • Bryan (Texas, United States)

    Bryan, city, seat (1843) of Brazos county, east-central Texas, U.S. It is located 99 miles (159 km) northwest of Houston. Settled in the 1820s and formally founded in 1855, it was named for William Joel Bryan, who inherited the land for the town site from his uncle, Stephen F. Austin (a founder of

  • Bryan, Charles W. (American politician)

    United States presidential election of 1924: The candidates: …contest was much easier, with Charles W. Bryan, brother of William Jennings Bryan and governor of Nebraska, nominated on the first ballot. The Democratic platform condemned child labour and demanded prosecution of monopolies and federal aid for education. There was a vote on whether the KKK should be denounced by…

  • Bryan, Dora (British actress)

    A Taste of Honey: …and alcoholic mother (played by Dora Bryan). After a one-night stand with a black sailor, Jo finds herself pregnant. She befriends a gay man who becomes her roommate, whereupon her mother reenters the scene and dashes the brief moment of happiness and calm in her daughter’s life.

  • Bryan, John (British art director)
  • Bryan, John Neely (American pioneer)

    Dallas: History: In 1841 John Neely Bryan, a lawyer and trader from Tennessee, built the first cabin (now restored) in the area on the riverbank. Other settlers moved into the region, and a town site was laid out in 1844. The origin of the community’s name is uncertain; most…

  • Bryan, Margaret (American behavioral biologist and and paleoecologist)

    Margaret Bryan Davis, American paleoecologist best known for her pioneering work in the science of palynology (the study of plant pollen and spores). Her most-influential work involved the use of pollen recovered from lake sediment and soil to reconstruct ancient plant communities. Her research was

  • Bryan, Margaret A. (British anthropologist)

    Nilo-Saharan languages: History of classification: …lead of scholars such as Margaret A. Bryan, Carlo Conti Rossini, Sir Harry Johnston, Johannes Lukas, G.W. Murray, Roland C. Stevenson, and Archibald N. Tucker, whose pioneering descriptive and comparative work had resulted in more detailed knowledge of the language map of eastern and central Africa.

  • Bryan, Sarah Morgan (American poet)

    Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt, American poet whose particular blend of convention and innovation won her praise and censure during her lifetime and whose writing was rediscovered by scholars beginning in the 1980s. Sarah Morgan Bryan was born to a slave-holding family in 1836 and lived a somewhat

  • Bryan, William Jennings (American politician)

    William Jennings Bryan, Democratic and Populist leader and a magnetic orator who ran unsuccessfully three times for the U.S. presidency (1896, 1900, and 1908). His enemies regarded him as an ambitious demagogue, but his supporters viewed him as a champion of liberal causes. He was influential in

  • Bryan-Chamorro Treaty (Nicaraguan-United States history)

    Bryan-Chamorro Treaty, (Aug. 5, 1914), treaty between the United States and Nicaragua, by which the United States gained the right to construct a canal across Nicaragua, an option to build a naval base on the Gulf of Fonseca, and a long-term lease on the Corn Islands in the Caribbean. Nicaragua’s

  • Bryanka (Ukraine)

    Bryanka, city, eastern Ukraine. Bryanka is located on the Lozova River, a tributary of the Luhan (Lugan) River, in the Donets Basin. It developed around a mining camp in 1889. Until 1962, when it became a city, Bryanka was a district of the city of Kadiyevka (now Stakhanov). Besides coal mines,

  • Bryansk (oblast, Russia)

    Bryansk, oblast (province), western Russia, in the broad basin of the Desna River. In the north and east are low hills with mixed forest cover, but elsewhere most of the land has been plowed. Agriculture, especially grain and industrial crops, is highly developed. Towns are small (except for

  • Bryansk (Russia)

    Bryansk, city and administrative centre of Bryansk oblast (province), western Russia, on the Desna River just below its confluence with the Bolva. First mentioned in 1146, it stood in an important strategic and geographic position on the trade route between Moscow and Ukraine, and it was a

  • Bryant, Andy (American businessman)

    Intel: Expansion and other developments: …when she was succeeded by Andy Bryant. The following year Brian Krzanich became CEO. In 2019 chief financial officer Bob Swan became CEO, and Intel ranked 43 on the Fortune 500 list of the largest American companies.

  • Bryant, Bear (American football coach)

    Bear Bryant, American college football coach who set a record (later broken) for more games won than any other collegiate coach, with the majority of the victories coming during his tenure (1958–82) at the University of Alabama. Bryant played tackle and was all-state at Fordyce (Arkansas) High

  • Bryant, Felice (American musician)

    Felice Bryant, (Matilda Genevieve Scaduto), American songwriter (born Aug. 7, 1925, Milwaukee, Wis.—died April 22, 2003, Gatlinburg, Tenn.), with her husband, Boudleaux Bryant, formed one of the most successful and prolific songwriting teams in history. The pair met and married in 1945, and soon h

  • Bryant, Gyude (Liberian businessman)

    Liberia: Return to peace: …(NTG), headed by Liberian businessman Gyude Bryant and supported by United Nations peacekeeping troops, was established and ruled until a new administration was democratically elected and installed. With the assistance of the UN, presidential elections were held in late 2005, and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of the Unity Party (UP) defeated…

  • Bryant, Kobe (American basketball player)

    Kobe Bryant, American professional basketball player, who helped lead the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA) to five championships (2000–02 and 2009–10). Bryant’s father, Joe (“Jelly Bean”) Bryant, was a professional basketball player who spent eight seasons in the NBA

  • Bryant, Mary Anne (American farm organizer)

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    Bear Bryant, American college football coach who set a record (later broken) for more games won than any other collegiate coach, with the majority of the victories coming during his tenure (1958–82) at the University of Alabama. Bryant played tackle and was all-state at Fordyce (Arkansas) High

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    Emmett Till: …morning hours of August 28, Roy Bryant, the cashier’s husband, and J.W. Milam, Bryant’s half brother, forced their way into Wright’s home and abducted Till at gunpoint. Bryant and Milam severely beat the boy, gouging out one of his eyes. They then took him to the banks of the Tallahatchie…

  • Bryant, Sir Arthur (British historian)

    Sir Arthur Bryant, British historian and biographer particularly noted for his three-volume life of Samuel Pepys (1933, 1935, 1938). His histories have an epic sweep that gained them popular readership. Typical of his approach is the panoramic view of English history he began during World War II

  • Bryant, Sir Arthur Wynne Morgan (British historian)

    Sir Arthur Bryant, British historian and biographer particularly noted for his three-volume life of Samuel Pepys (1933, 1935, 1938). His histories have an epic sweep that gained them popular readership. Typical of his approach is the panoramic view of English history he began during World War II

  • Bryant, William Cullen (American author)

    William Cullen Bryant, poet of nature, best remembered for “Thanatopsis,” and editor for 50 years of the New York Evening Post. A descendant of early Puritan immigrants, Bryant at 16 entered the sophomore class of Williams College. Because of finances and in hopes of attending Yale, he withdrew

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  • Bryce Canyon National Park (national park, Utah, United States)

    Bryce Canyon National Park, area of spectacular rock formations in southern Utah, U.S., roughly 40 miles (64 km) northeast of Zion National Park. The park actually is a series of natural amphitheatres rather than a canyon, below which stands an array of white, pink, and orange limestone and

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