Brown

Brown, Capability
(1716-83) a British garden designer, who planned many large and famous gardens in castles and large country houses in England
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Brown, Charlie
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a character from the US ↑cartoon strip called ↑peanuts by Charles Schultz. Charlie Brown is a nice boy who is not very confident and is often unlucky. He has a pet dog called Snoopy.
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Brown, James
(1928- ) a US popular musician, singer, and songwriter. Many people consider him one of the greatest ↑soul singers ever. He is sometimes called 'the Godfather of Soul'.
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Brown, John
(1800-59) a US ↑abolitionist (=someone who worked to end slavery) who tried to use violence to end slavery. With followers, he took over a government weapons establishment at Harper's Ferry, Virginia. He was caught and hanged for ↑treason, During the American Civil War, a song called John Brown's Body became popular in the North. The song is still well known and contains the words John Brown's body lies a-mouldering in the grave,/But his soul goes marching on.
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Brown, Sir Arthur Whitten

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  • Brown — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda El término Brown puede referirse: en biografías a: Alfred Reginald Radcliffe Brown, antropólogo de  Reino Unido. Amy Brown, dibujante de …   Wikipedia Español

  • Brown — bezeichnet: einen englischen Familiennamen, siehe Brown (Familienname) das englische Wort für die Farbe Braun Brown v. Board of Education, ein Grundsatzurteil des obersten Gerichtshofes der USA zum Thema Rassentrennung (1643) Brown, einen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Brown — Brown, Herbert Charles Brown, James Brown, John Brown, Michael S. Brown, Robert * * * (as used in expressions) Brown v. Board of Education (de Topeka) Brown, Capability Lancelot Brown Brown, Charles Brockden …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • BROWN (T.) — BROWN Trisha (1936 ) Après les grands pionniers, Ruth Saint Denis, Ted Shawn, Martha Graham ou Doris Humphrey, ceux là même qui défrichèrent des espaces nouveaux en manifestant leur rébellion contre l’académisme, la danse moderne américaine – ou… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Brown — (broun), a. [Compar. {Browner}; superl. {Brownest}.] [OE. brun, broun, AS. br?n; akin to D. bruin, OHG. br?n, Icel. br?nn, Sw. brun, Dan. bruun, G. braun, Lith. brunas, Skr. babhru. [root]93, 253. Cf. {Bruin}, {Beaver}, {Burnish}, {Brunette}.] Of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brown —   [braʊn],    1) Alexander Crum, britischer Chemiker, * Edinburgh 26. 3. 1838, ✝ ebenda 28. 10. 1922; benutzte seit 1861 Strukturformeln mit Valenzstrichen, untersuchte die Isomerie chemische Verbindungen sowie die räumliche Anordnung von Atomen… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • brown — brown; brown·ette; brown·ian; brown·ie; brown·ish; brown·ism; brown·ist; brown·ly; brown·mil·ler·ite; brown·ness; em·brown; brown·field; brown·ing; brown·is·tic; …   English syllables

  • Brown HT — IUPAC name Disodium 4 [(2E) 2 [(5Z) 3 (hydroxymethyl) 2,6 dioxo 5 [(4 sulfonatonaphthalen 1 yl)hydrazinylide …   Wikipedia

  • Brown — Brown, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Browned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Browning}.] 1. To make brown or dusky. [1913 Webster] A trembling twilight o er welkin moves, Browns the dim void and darkens deep the groves. Barlow. [1913 Webster] 2. To make brown by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • BROWN (J.) — BROWN JOHN (1800 1859) Appartenant à une famille de seize enfants du Connecticut, John Brown est nourri dès son enfance des principes antiesclavagistes que lui inculque son père, tanneur et fermier, et auxquels il devait consacrer une bonne… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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