William Des Vœux

William Des Vœux

Sir George William Des Vœux, GCMG (22 September 1834 – 15 December 1909) was a British colonial governor who served as Governor of Fiji (1880–1885), Newfoundland (1886–1887), and Hong Kong (1887–1891).

Read more about William Des Vœux:  Early Life, Colonial Services, Governor of Hong Kong, Post-governorship, Personal Life, Honours, Places Named After Him

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William Des Vœux - Places Named After Him
... Des Voeux Road Central, located in Central District, and Des Voeux Road West, located in the Western District in Hong Kong Island were both named after him ... Des Voeux Peak, second highest peak on Taveuni Island, Fiji, was apparently also named for him ...
Pierre Bézier - Background
... Production Engineering at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers ... of Mechanical Engineers and of the Société Belge des Mécaniciens, president of the Société des Ingénieurs et Scientifiques de France, Société des Ing ...
Desiré-Raoul Rochette
... His first major work was Histoire critique de l'établissement des colonies grecques (4 vols ... following in 1836 and his Peintures de Pompei in 1844 ... He contributed to the Annali of the Roman Institute, the Journal des savants and the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres ...
Diethylstilbestrol
... Diethylstilbestrol (DES, former BAN stilboestrol) is a synthetic nonsteroidal estrogen that was first synthesized in 1938 ... Human exposure to DES occurred through diverse sources, such as dietary ingestion from supplemented cattle feed and medical treatment for certain ... From about 1940 to 1970, DES was given to pregnant women in the mistaken belief it would reduce the risk of pregnancy complications and losses ...
Dwarf Elliptical Galaxy - Examples
... One of the most nearby Dwarf ellipticals (dEs) is M32, a satellite of the Andromeda galaxy ... Resolving stars in NGC147 and NGC185 was only possible because these dEs are very nearby galaxies ... In the 1950s, dEs were also discovered in the nearby Fornax and Virgo clusters ...

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