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{i} family name; Harold Macmillan (1894-1986), former prime minister of the United Kingdom from 1957 to 1963; river that flows in northwest Canada
Macmillan Daniel and Alexander MacMillan Sir Kenneth Macmillan Harold Maurice Harold Macmillan 1st earl of Stockton Viscount Macmillan of Ovenden
1st earl of Stockton Viscount Macmillan of Ovenden Maurice Harold Macmillan
in full Maurice Harold Macmillan, 1st earl of Stockton, Viscount Macmillan of Ovenden born Feb. 10, 1894, London, Eng. died Dec. 29, 1986, Birch Grove, Sussex British prime minister (1957-63). He served in the House of Commons (1924-29, 1931-64) and held posts in Winston Churchill's wartime coalition government. After the war he served as minister of housing (1951-54), minister of defense (1954), foreign secretary (1955), and chancellor of the Exchequer (1955-57). In 1957 he became prime minister and leader of the Conservative Party. He worked to improve relations with the U.S. and visited Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev in 1959. Domestically, Macmillan supported Britain's postwar social programs. His government began to lose popularity in 1961 because of a wage freeze and other deflationary measures and a Soviet espionage scandal involving John Profumo, secretary of state for war. He championed membership in the European Economic Community, though Britain's membership application was vetoed in 1963 by Charles de Gaulle. Demands for a new party leader led to his resignation in 1963. He wrote a series of memoirs (1966-75) and served as chair (1963-74) of his family's publishing house, Macmillan & Co
Daniel and Alexander Macmillan
born Sept. 13, 1813, Isle of Arran, Buteshire, Scot. died June 27, 1857, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Eng. born Oct. 3, 1818, Irvine, Ayrshire, Scot. died Jan. 26, 1896, London? Scottish booksellers and publishers. Apprenticed to a bookseller in Scotland at age 11, Daniel worked for London booksellers from 1837 to 1843. In 1843 he and his brother Alexander founded Macmillan & Co., a successful bookshop in Cambridge that began publishing textbooks in 1844 and novels in 1855. After Daniel's death, Alexander expanded the firm's list and founded Macmillan's Magazine (1859-1907), a literary periodical, and from 1869 Nature, still a leading scientific journal. He established offices abroad and published many important Victorian writers. Long led by Daniel's descendants, the company grew into one of the largest publishing firms in the world
Harold Macmillan
a British politician in the Conservative Party, who was Prime Minister from 1957 to 1963, during a period of great economic improvement. He made two expressions popular in the UK, when he told the British people "You've never had it so good" (meaning that most people had more money and a better life than they ever had before), and when he talked about "the winds of change" blowing through Africa (meaning that many African countries were becoming independent at that time). He later became Lord Stockton (1894-1986). in full Maurice Harold Macmillan, 1st earl of Stockton, Viscount Macmillan of Ovenden born Feb. 10, 1894, London, Eng. died Dec. 29, 1986, Birch Grove, Sussex British prime minister (1957-63). He served in the House of Commons (1924-29, 1931-64) and held posts in Winston Churchill's wartime coalition government. After the war he served as minister of housing (1951-54), minister of defense (1954), foreign secretary (1955), and chancellor of the Exchequer (1955-57). In 1957 he became prime minister and leader of the Conservative Party. He worked to improve relations with the U.S. and visited Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev in 1959. Domestically, Macmillan supported Britain's postwar social programs. His government began to lose popularity in 1961 because of a wage freeze and other deflationary measures and a Soviet espionage scandal involving John Profumo, secretary of state for war. He championed membership in the European Economic Community, though Britain's membership application was vetoed in 1963 by Charles de Gaulle. Demands for a new party leader led to his resignation in 1963. He wrote a series of memoirs (1966-75) and served as chair (1963-74) of his family's publishing house, Macmillan & Co
Harold Macmillan
{i} (1894-1986) former prime minister of the United Kingdom from 1957 to 1963
Sir Kenneth MacMillan
born Dec. 11, 1929, Dunfermline, Fife, Scot. died Oct. 29, 1992, London, Eng. British dancer and choreographer. After studies at the Sadler's Wells ballet school, he danced with its ballet companies from 1946. He choreographed his first work, Somnambulism, in 1953 and followed that with Danses concertantes (1955). His ballet Romeo and Juliet (1965) made an international impact. He was ballet director of the German Opera in Berlin (1966-69). In 1970 he was appointed director of the Royal Ballet; in 1977 he resigned to become its principal choreographer. His other successful ballets included Anastasia (1971), Manon (1974), and Isadora (1981)
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