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Ashford Evelyn Byrd Richard Evelyn Cromer Evelyn Baring 1st earl of Evelyn John Waugh Evelyn Arthur St. John
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Evelyn Arthur St. John Waugh
born Oct. 28, 1903, London, Eng. died April 10, 1966, Combe Florey, near Taunton, Somerset English novelist. After an Oxford education, he devoted himself to solitary, observant travel and the writing of novels, soon earning a wide reputation for sardonic wit and technical brilliance. His finest satirical novels are Decline and Fall (1928), Vile Bodies (1930), Black Mischief (1932), A Handful of Dust (1934), Scoop (1938), and The Loved One (1948). He converted to Roman Catholicism in 1930, and his Catholicism is insistently reflected in his novels from then on. After service in World War II he led a retired life, growing increasingly conservative and misanthropic. His later works, more serious and ambitious but written with less élan, include Brideshead Revisited (1945) and the Sword of Honour trilogy Men at Arms (1952), Officers and Gentlemen (1955), and Unconditional Surrender (1961)
Evelyn Ashford
born April 15, 1957, Shreveport, La., U.S. U.S. sprinter. She attended UCLA, where she won four national collegiate championships and competed in the 1976 Olympics in Montreal. She went on to win world championships (100-and 200-m sprints) in 1979 and 1981 and was named Woman Athlete of the Year both years. She won two gold medals in the 1984 Olympics (100-m dash, 4 100-m relay) and a silver and a gold medal in the 1988 Olympics (in the same events). At the 1992 games, her fifth Olympics, she became the oldest woman (at 35) to win a gold medal in track and field (4 100-m relay)
Evelyn Baring 1st earl of Cromer
born Feb. 26, 1841, Cromer Hall, Norfolk, Eng. died Jan. 29, 1917, London British administrator in Egypt. After serving as an army officer (1858-72), he became private secretary to his cousin Lord Northbrook, viceroy of India. In 1877 he went to Egypt to help resolve Egypt's financial problems. Named British agent and consul general in 1883, he instituted a form of government known as the Veiled Protectorate, whereby he ruled the Egyptian khedives. Egypt was made financially solvent by 1887, and Cromer's parsimony and encouragement of agricultural projects increased its prosperity. Until his resignation in 1907, he remained the country's real ruler, profoundly influencing Egypt's development as a modern state
Evelyn Waugh
a British writer who wrote novels about upper-class English people in the period between World War I and World War II. His early books, such as Decline and Fall, are very funny satires on English upper-class society, but his later books, such as Brideshead Revisited are much more serious (1903-66). born Oct. 28, 1903, London, Eng. died April 10, 1966, Combe Florey, near Taunton, Somerset English novelist. After an Oxford education, he devoted himself to solitary, observant travel and the writing of novels, soon earning a wide reputation for sardonic wit and technical brilliance. His finest satirical novels are Decline and Fall (1928), Vile Bodies (1930), Black Mischief (1932), A Handful of Dust (1934), Scoop (1938), and The Loved One (1948). He converted to Roman Catholicism in 1930, and his Catholicism is insistently reflected in his novels from then on. After service in World War II he led a retired life, growing increasingly conservative and misanthropic. His later works, more serious and ambitious but written with less élan, include Brideshead Revisited (1945) and the Sword of Honour trilogy Men at Arms (1952), Officers and Gentlemen (1955), and Unconditional Surrender (1961)
John Evelyn
born Oct. 31, 1620, Wotton, Surrey, Eng. died Feb. 27, 1706, Wotton British writer. A country gentleman from a wealthy landowning family, he wrote some 30 books on the fine arts, forestry, and religious topics. His Diary (published 1818), which he kept from 1631 to 1706, is an invaluable source of information on 17th-century social, cultural, religious, and political life. His Life of Mrs. Godolphin (published 1847) is one of the most moving of 17th-century biographies
Richard Evelyn Byrd
born Oct. 25, 1888, Winchester, Va., U.S. died March 11, 1957, Boston, Mass. U.S. naval officer, aviator, and polar explorer. After serving in World War I, he worked developing navigational aids for aircraft. In 1926 he and Floyd Bennett claimed to have reached the North Pole by airplane, becoming the first to do so. In 1928 Byrd began his explorations of Antarctica with the first expedition to his "Little America" base, which was followed in 1929 by a flight with three companions over the South Pole, again the first such flight. He led subsequent expeditions that discovered and mapped large areas of Antarctica. His several books include Discovery (1935) and Alone (1938), which chronicled his months spent alone in a camp near the South Pole. His brother Harry F. Byrd (1887-1966) served as a U.S. senator from Virginia (1933-65)
evelyn

    Silbentrennung

    Eve·lyn

    Türkische aussprache

    evılın

    Aussprache

    /ˈevələn/ /ˈɛvələn/

    Etymologie

    [ 'Ev-l&n, 'ev- ] (biographical name.) Medieval English form of the Old French female name Aveline, diminutive of the Germanic root avi, of uncertain meaning, possibly "desired, wished for" , or aval "strength". By folk etymology the female name is seen as a diminutive of Eve.

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