Encyclopædia Britannica
The Encyclopædia Britannica (Latin for "British Encyclopaedia"), published by Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., is a general knowledge English-language encyclopaedia. In 2012, it was announced that the 2...
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History of the Encyclopædia Britannica
The Encyclopædia Britannica has been published continuously since 1768, appearing in fifteen official editions. Several editions have been amended with multi-volume "supplements" (3rd, 5th/6th), consi...
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Benton Foundation
The Benton Foundation is a nonprofit organization set up by former U.S. Senator William Benton and his wife, Helen Hemingway Benton. Its present chairman and CEO is their son, Charles Benton.The Bent...
Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.
Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. is a Scottish-founded, now American company best known for publishing the Encyclopædia Britannica, the world's oldest continuously published encyclopedia.
The company...
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Jorge Cauz
Jorge Aguilar Cauz is an American businessman of Mexican descent and the president of Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., the publishers of the Encyclopædia Britannica, a position to which he was appointed ...
Robert McHenry
Robert Dale McHenry (born April 30, 1945) is an American editor, encyclopedist, philanthropist and writer. McHenry worked from 1967 for Encyclopædia Britannica Inc. or associated companies, becoming e...
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Macropædia
The 17-volume Macropædia is the third part of the Encyclopædia Britannica; the other two parts are the 12-volume Micropædia and the 1-volume Propædia. The name Macropædia is a neologism coined by Mor...
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Elkan Harrison Powell
Elkan Harrison Powell (21 November 1888 – 8 May 1966) was the president of Encyclopædia Britannica Inc. who introduced the policies of continuous revision and of leveraging the Britannica's fame to ma...
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Thomas Bonar
Thomson Bonar (died 1814) was a wine-merchant who married the daughter of the engraver Andrew Bell, who co-founded the Encyclopædia Britannica with Colin Macfarquhar.Bonar sold the 3rd through 5th edi...
Arthur Twining Hadley
Arthur Twining Hadley (April 23, 1856 – March 6, 1930, /ˈhædliː/, HAD-lee) was an economist who served as President of Yale University from 1899 to 1921.
He was born in New Haven, Connecticut, the...
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J. Gordon Melton
John Gordon Melton (born September 19, 1942) is an American religious scholar who was the founding director of the Institute for the Study of American Religion and is currently a research specialist ...
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William Robertson Smith
William Robertson Smith FRSE (8 November 1846 – 31 March 1894) was a Scottish orientalist, Old Testament scholar, professor of divinity, and minister of the Free Church of Scotland. He was an editor o...
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Anne Henrietta Martin
Anne Henrietta Martin (September 30, 1875 in Empire City, Reno, Nevada – April 15, 1951 in Carmel, California) (pseudonym, Anne O'Hara; nickname, Little Governor Anne) was a suffragist, pacifist...
Philip W. Goetz
Philip Whitehead Goetz (1927 – October 1, 2008) was the Executive Editor (under Chief Editor Warren E. Preece) for the first version of the 15th edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica. More imp...
Amos Urban Shirk
Amos Urban Shirk (1890? – October 20, 1956) was an American businessman, author and reader of encyclopedias.As a businessman he worked in the food industry. He wrote Marketing Through Food Broke...
George Gleig
George Gleig (12 May 1753 – 9 March 1840) was a Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church.
He was born at Boghall, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, the son of a farmer. At the age of thirteen he entered Kin...
Macvey Napier
Macvey Napier (born Napier Macvey) FRSE FRS WS (11 April 1776, Kirkintilloch – 11 February 1847, Edinburgh) was a Scottish solicitor, legal scholar, and an editor of the Encyclopædia Britannica....
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Donald Mackenzie Wallace
Sir Donald Mackenzie Wallace KCIE, KCVO (11 November 1841 – 10 January 1919) was a British public servant, editor and foreign correspondent of The Times (London).
Donald Mackenzie Wallace was born...
Andrew Bell (engraver)
Andrew Bell (1726–1809) was a Scottish engraver and printer, who co-founded Encyclopædia Britannica with Colin Macfarquhar.Bell was born in Edinburgh in 1726, his father a baker. He had little formal ...
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Harvey Einbinder
Dr. Harvey Einbinder (June 18, 1926 – January 30, 2013) was an American physicist and amateur historian.
Einbinder was born to Jacob B. Einbinder and Dora (née Abelson) in New Haven, Connecticut. ...
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Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition
The Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition (1910–1911) is a 29-volume reference work, an edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica. It was developed during the encyclopaedia's transition from a British...
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Thomas Stewart Traill
Thomas Stewart Traill FRSE PRCPE MWS RSSA (29 October 1781 – 30 July 1862) was a Scottish physician, chemist, mineralogist, meteorologist, zoologist and scholar of medical jurisprudence.He was the gra...
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A & C Black
A (named a /ˈeɪ/, plural aes) is the first letter and vowel in the ISO basic Latin alphabet. It is similar to the Ancient Greek letter alpha, from which it derives. The upper-case version consists of...
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William Smellie (encyclopedist)
William Smellie FRSE FSA (Scot) (1740–1795) was a Scottish master printer, naturalist, antiquary, editor and encyclopedist. He was friends with Robert Burns, whose assessment is engraved on Smellie's...
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Walter Alison Phillips
Walter Alison Phillips (1864–1950) was an English historian, a specialist in the history of Europe in the 19th century. From 1914 to 1939 he was the first holder of the Lecky chair of History in Trini...
Bicentennial of the Encyclopædia Britannica
The first two pamphlets ("numbers") of the Encyclopædia Britannica were issued in December 1768, being sold from the printing office of its originator, Colin Macfarquhar, in Nicholson Street in Edinbu...
Encyclopædia Britannica Third Edition
The Encyclopædia Britannica Third Edition (1797) is an 18-volume reference work, an edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica. It was developed during the encyclopedia's earliest period as a two-man oper...
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William Barclay Squire
William Barclay Squire (16 October 1855 – 13 January 1927) was a British musicologist, librarian and librettist.
William Barclay Squire was a devoted music enthusiast. He spent 35 years of his lif...
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Harry Ashmore
Harry Scott Ashmore (July 28, 1916 – January 20, 1998) was an American journalist who won a Pulitzer Prize for his editorials in 1957 on the school integration conflict in Little Rock, Arkansas....
Theodore Pappas
Theodore N. "Ted" Pappas is the current executive editor of Encyclopædia Britannica. Earlier he was managing editor of the paleoconservative magazine Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture. He has...