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Jan Hus
1369 – 6 July 1415), often referred to in English as John Hus or John Huss, was a Czech priest, philosopher, reformer, and master at Charles University in Prague ... After John Wycliffe, the theorist of ecclesiastical Reformation, Hus is considered the first Church reformer (living prior to Luther, Calvin, and Zwingli) ...
John Wyndham
... John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris (10 July 1903 – 11 March 1969) was an English science fiction writer who usually used the pen name John Wyndham, although he also used other combinations of his names ...
1782 - Births
1863) March 18 – John C. 1861) July 26 – John Field, Irish composer (d. 1840) November 1 – Frederick John Robinson, 1st Viscount Goderich, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d ...
John Peel
... John Robert Parker Ravenscroft, OBE (30 August 1939 – 25 October 2004), known professionally as John Peel, was an English disc jockey, radio presenter, record producer and ...
Gettysburg Address - Background
... to Gettysburg on November 18, Lincoln remarked to John Hay that he felt weak ... On the morning of November 19, Lincoln mentioned to John Nicolay that he was dizzy ... the President rode with his secretary, John G ...

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  • (noun): Youngest son of Henry II; King of England from 1199 to 1216; succeeded to the throne on the death of his brother Richard I; lost his French possessions; in 1215 John was compelled by the barons to sign the Magna Carta (1167-1216).
    Synonyms: King John, John Lackland

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