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  • Duets: An American Classic (album by Bennett)

    Tony Bennett: …80th birthday with the star-studded Duets: An American Classic (2006). Bennett was joined by a wide range of collaborators on the project, from country songstresses the Dixie Chicks to Colombian pop star Juanes to contemporary crooner Michael Bublé.

  • Dufault, Joseph Ernest Nephtali (American author)

    children's literature: Peaks and plateaus (1865–1940): …the best of them are Will James, with his horse story Smoky (1926); Rachel Field, whose Hitty (1929) is one of the best doll stories in the language; Elizabeth Coatsworth, with her fine New England tale Away Goes Sally (1934); and the well-loved story of a New York tomboy in…

  • Dufaure, Armand (French politician)

    Armand Dufaure, French political figure whose longevity as a conservative republican—his career bridged the July Monarchy and the early years of the Third Republic—reflected the variable fortunes of republicanism in 19th-century France. After a legal career in Bordeaux, Dufaure was elected to the

  • Dufaure, Jules-Armand-Stanislas (French politician)

    Armand Dufaure, French political figure whose longevity as a conservative republican—his career bridged the July Monarchy and the early years of the Third Republic—reflected the variable fortunes of republicanism in 19th-century France. After a legal career in Bordeaux, Dufaure was elected to the

  • Dufay and His Contemporaries (work by Stainer)

    Sir John Stainer: …to the 16th century, and Dufay and His Contemporaries (publication begun in 1898), an edition of 15th-century music prepared with the help of his children. Both publications helped open the way to the study of Medieval and Renaissance music, which during Stainer’s time was almost unknown.

  • Dufay, Guillaume (Franco-Flemish composer)

    Guillaume Dufay, Franco-Flemish composer noted for both his church music and his secular chansons. Dufay became a chorister at the Cambrai cathedral (1409), entered the service of Carlo Malatesta of Rimini in 1420, and in 1428 went to Rome, where he joined the papal singers. In 1436 he became a

  • Dufek intrusion (geological formation, Antarctica)

    Antarctica: Mineral resources: The Dufek Intrusion, an immense layered gabbroic complex in the northern Pensacola Mountains, is geologically similar to, though much younger than, the Bushveld Complex of South Africa, which is a leading producer of platinum-group metals, chromium, and other resources. Scientific expeditions have found valuable minerals in…

  • Duff House (architectural site, Banff, Scotland, United Kingdom)

    Banff: Duff House, the town’s architectural showpiece, was designed by William Adam (c. 1735) and presented to the burgh in 1906. Local industries include fishing, brewing, distilling, food processing, and tourism. The area is well known for its golf courses. Banff is the historic county town…

  • Duff’s Hill (hill, India)

    Shevaroy Hills: …5,231 feet (1,594 metres) at Sanyasimalai (Duff’s Hill) on the Yercaud plateau. Widespread bauxite deposits are the basis for aluminum-processing plants at Mettur and Yercaud. Coffee is extensively grown on the plateau. In 1845 the British established a hill station at Yercaud, which is now a resort and educational centre.

  • Duff, Alan (New Zealand author)

    New Zealand literature: Modern Maori literature: …this came from Maori novelist Alan Duff—author of Once Were Warriors (1990; film 1994)—who argued that the Maori must take responsibility for their own failures and find the means to correct them and who spoke somewhat scornfully of his fellow Maori writers, saying that they sentimentalize Maori life. This polarization…

  • Duff, Alexander (Scottish minister)

    Alexander Duff, the Church of Scotland’s first missionary to India, highly influential on later missionary endeavours through his promotion of higher education. Duff was twice shipwrecked before reaching Calcutta (May 1830), where he opened an English language school for Hindus and Muslims,

  • Duff, Howard (American actor)

    Ida Lupino: Later work: …appeared with her third husband, Howard Duff, in the television sitcom Mr. Adams and Eve (1957–58); she also was cast in countless television shows as a guest star. In 1966 she directed her last motion picture, the innocuous but pleasant comedy The Trouble with Angels; it centres on a rebellious…

  • Duff, Mary Ann Dyke (American actress)

    Mary Ann Dyke Duff, American tragic actress who, at the peak of her career, was as highly regarded as the famed English actress Sarah Siddons. Mary Ann Dyke early took up the study of ballet under the ballet master of the King’s Theatre. In 1809 she and her two sisters made their dancing debut at

  • Dufferin and Ava, Frederick Temple Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 1st Marquess of (British diplomat)

    Frederick Temple Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 1st marquess of Dufferin and Ava, British diplomat who was a distinguished governor-general of Canada and viceroy of India. The son of the 4th Baron Dufferin, he was educated at Eton and Christ Church College, Oxford. He held undersecretaryships in

  • Dufferin and Ava, Frederick Temple Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 1st Marquess of, Earl of Ava, Earl of Dufferin, Viscount Clandeboye, Baron Clandeboye, Baron Dufferin and Claneboye of Ballyleidy and Killyleagh (British diplomat)

    Frederick Temple Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 1st marquess of Dufferin and Ava, British diplomat who was a distinguished governor-general of Canada and viceroy of India. The son of the 4th Baron Dufferin, he was educated at Eton and Christ Church College, Oxford. He held undersecretaryships in

  • Duffieux, Pierre-Michel (French physicist)

    optics: Coherent optical systems: …work of a French physicist, Pierre-Michel Duffieux, on the Fourier integral and its application to optics, and the subsequent use of communication theory in optical research. The work was initiated in France by André Maréchal and Paul Croce, and today a variety of problems can be attempted by the technique.…

  • Duffy antigen (biochemistry)

    Duffy blood group system: …presence of glycoproteins known as Fy antigens on the surface of red blood cells, endothelial cells (cells lining the inner surface of blood vessels), and epithelial cells in the alveoli of the lungs and in the collecting tubules of the kidneys. The Duffy antigens Fya (Fy1) and Fyb (Fy2) were…

  • Duffy blood group system (biology)

    Duffy blood group system, classification of human blood based on the presence of glycoproteins known as Fy antigens on the surface of red blood cells, endothelial cells (cells lining the inner surface of blood vessels), and epithelial cells in the alveoli of the lungs and in the collecting tubules

  • Duffy, Carol Ann (British poet)

    Carol Ann Duffy, British poet whose well-known and well-liked poetry engaged such topics as gender and oppression, expressing them in familiar, conversational language that made her work accessible to a variety of readers. In 2009–19 she served as the first woman poet laureate of Great Britain.

  • Duffy, Dame Carol Ann (British poet)

    Carol Ann Duffy, British poet whose well-known and well-liked poetry engaged such topics as gender and oppression, expressing them in familiar, conversational language that made her work accessible to a variety of readers. In 2009–19 she served as the first woman poet laureate of Great Britain.

  • Duffy, Mike (Canadian politician)

    Stephen Harper: Majority government: Mike Duffy’s voluntary repayment of his overexpenditures had actually been paid by Harper’s chief of staff, Nigel Wright, from his own funds. Harper expressed surprise at the news of Wright’s gift and suggested that his chief of staff had acted alone in his “deception”; however,…

  • Duffy, Patrick (American actor)

    Dallas: ’s youngest brother, Bobby (Patrick Duffy, in a career-defining role), and Pamela Barnes (Victoria Principal), the sister of rival oil tycoon—and J.R.’s chief nemesis—Cliff Barnes (Ken Kercheval).

  • Duffy, Sir Charles Gavan (Irish politician)

    Sir Charles Gavan Duffy, Irish nationalist who later became an Australian political leader. While studying law in Dublin, Duffy, along with John Blake Dillon and Thomas Davis, founded the Nation (1842), a weekly journal of Irish nationalist opinion. Later he and his two colleagues formed the “Young

  • Duflo, Esther (French American economist)

    Esther Duflo, French-American economist who, with Abhijit Banerjee and Michael Kremer, was awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize for Economics (the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel) for helping to develop an innovative experimental approach to alleviating global

  • Dufour, Guillaume-Henri (Swiss engineer and army officer)

    Guillaume-Henri Dufour, engineer and army officer who was elected four times to supreme command of the Swiss army. After studying in Geneva, at the école Polytechnique in Paris, and at the école du Génie in Metz, Dufour served in Napoleon’s army, defending Corfu in 1813 and taking part in the

  • Dufour, Joseph (French artist)

    wallpaper: …Réveillon and panoramic decorations by Joseph Dufour. By this time French wallpapers used not only paysage (country landscape) designs but also simulated architectural forms, such as moldings, columns, and capitals, and narrative themes that called for special experience in hanging to match the scenes accurately.

  • Dufourny, Léon (French architect)

    Western architecture: Italy: …Garden, Palermo (1789–92), built by Léon Dufourny, who had been a pupil of LeRoy and Peyre.

  • Dufourspitze (mountain, Switzerland)

    Dufourspitze, highest peak (15,203 feet [4,634 m]) of Switzerland and second highest of the Alps, lying 28 miles (45 km) south-southwest of Brig in the Monte Rosa Massif of the Pennine Alps near the Italian border. The summit of the mountain was first reached by an English party in 1855. The peak

  • Dufresne, Jean–V. (Canadian journalist)

    Jean-V. Dufresne, Canadian journalist (born July 15, 1930, Montreal, Que.?—died Sept. 16, 2000, Montreal), had a nearly 50-year career during which he wrote for almost all the leading Quebec newspapers, both French and English, as well as appeared on radio and television; he twice served as m

  • Dufresnoy, Charles-Alphonse (French painter and writer)

    Charles-Alphonse Du Fresnoy, French painter and writer on art whose Latin poem De arte graphica (1668) had great influence on the aesthetic discussions of the day. It remained in print continuously into the 19th century. Du Fresnoy studied painting with Simon Vouet. At age 21 he went to Rome, and

  • Dufy, Raoul (French painter)

    Raoul Dufy, French painter and designer noted for his brightly coloured and highly decorative scenes of luxury and pleasure. In 1900 Dufy went to Paris to attend the école des Beaux-Arts. He painted in an Impressionist style in his early work, but by 1905 he had begun to employ the broad

  • Dugan, Alan (American poet)

    Alan Dugan, American poet who wrote with bemused sarcasm about mundane topics, infusing them with irony. A fully developed style is evident in his first verse collection, Poems (1961), which in 1962 won a National Book Award and a Pulitzer Prize. Dugan served in World War II and attended Queens

  • Dugdale, Sir William (British scholar)

    Sir William Dugdale, English antiquary who was preeminent among the medievalist scholars in his time. An authority on genealogy and charters, he displayed accurate scholarship and insight unusual for his period. Dugdale married early and settled as a small landowner at Blythe Hall, Warwickshire.

  • Duggan, Andrew (American actor)

    The Incredible Mr. Limpet: Cast:

  • Duggan, Mike (American politician)

    Detroit: History: …and that November voters elected Mike Duggan, a former Wayne county executive, as mayor. Duggan, who had orchestrated financial turnarounds at numerous Detroit-area organizations, was the city’s first white mayor in nearly 40 years. In finding the city eligible for bankruptcy in December 2013, a federal judge stated that cuts…

  • Duggar language

    Dogri language, member of the Indo-Aryan group within the Indo-European languages. Dogri is spoken by approximately 2.3 million people, most commonly in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is an officially recognized language of India. The earliest written reference to Dogri (using the

  • Dughet, Gaspard (French painter)

    Gaspard Dughet, landscape painter of the Baroque period known for his topographic views of the Roman Campagna. He worked chiefly in Rome and its vicinity throughout his life, but, because his father was French, it is usual to class him among the French school. Dughet’s sister married Nicolas

  • Dughlat (Mongolian clan)

    history of Central Asia: Mongol rule: …emirs of the important Mongol Dughlat clan, with whom the Chagataids were closely linked through marriage alliances, ruled the Tarim Basin on their behalf from Kashgar. To the inhabitants of Transoxania and Iran, the eastern Chagataid khanate was known as Mughulistān (literally, “Land of the Mongols”) and its inhabitants, unflatteringly,…

  • dugite (snake)

    brown snake: nuchalis) and the dugite (P. affinis).

  • Dugléré, Adolphe (French chef)

    restaurant: French restaurants of the 19th century: …rue Marivaux, where the chef, Adolphe Dugléré, created classic dishes such as sole Dugléré (filets poached with tomatoes and served with a cream sauce having a fish stock base) and the famous sorrel soup potage Germiny. On June 7, 1867, the Café Anglais served the now-famous “Three Emperors Dinner” for…

  • dugong (mammal)

    Dugong, (Dugong dugon), a marine mammal inhabiting the warm coastal waters of the Indian and Pacific oceans that feeds on seagrasses and is similar to the American manatee. Australia harbours the largest populations, but dugongs also occur along the western coast of Madagascar, the eastern coast of

  • Dugong dugon (mammal)

    Dugong, (Dugong dugon), a marine mammal inhabiting the warm coastal waters of the Indian and Pacific oceans that feeds on seagrasses and is similar to the American manatee. Australia harbours the largest populations, but dugongs also occur along the western coast of Madagascar, the eastern coast of

  • Dugongidae (mammal family)

    dugong: …living members of the family Dugongidae. Dugongidae and the family Trichechidae (manatees) constitute the mammalian order Sirenia.

  • Dugonics, András (Hungarian writer)

    Hungarian literature: The period of the Enlightenment: …basically traditionalists, József Gvadányi and András Dugonics produced amusing works that were both of some literary merit and popular. Gvadányi’s best work, Egy falusi nótáriusnak budai utazása (1790; “The Journey to Buda of a Village Notary”), is a defense of national and traditional values against encroaching foreign ideas. The novel…

  • dugout (boat)

    Dugout, any boat made from a hollowed log. Of ancient origin, the dugout is still used in many parts of the world, including Dominica, Venezuela, and Melanesia. Sizes of dugouts vary considerably, depending on the bodies of water they ply. The hull of a dugout used for ocean travel—as it was on

  • dugout canoe (boat)

    Dugout, any boat made from a hollowed log. Of ancient origin, the dugout is still used in many parts of the world, including Dominica, Venezuela, and Melanesia. Sizes of dugouts vary considerably, depending on the bodies of water they ply. The hull of a dugout used for ocean travel—as it was on

  • Duguay, Raoul (Canadian poet)

    Canadian literature: The Quiet Revolution: …works of Lucien Francoeur and Raoul Duguay. Committed to the notion that there exists an essential harmony between music and poetry, Duguay founded the Infonie group and dedicated himself to the performance of his poetry (Or le cycle du sang dure donc [1967; “So the Cycle of the Blood Endures”]).…

  • dugue (title)

    Duke, a European title of nobility, having ordinarily the highest rank below a prince or king (except in countries having such titles as archduke or grand duke). The title of dux, given by the Romans to high military commanders with territorial responsibilities, was assumed by the barbarian

  • Duguetia quitarensis (tree)

    lancewood: The yellow lancewood tree (Duguetia quitarensis), or yari-yari, of the Guianas, is of similar dimensions and is used by the Indians for arrow points as well as for spars and beams. Trees of the genus Rollinia of the Guianas are also called lancewood. Australian lancewood is…

  • Duguit, Léon (French jurist)

    Léon Duguit, French jurist, one of the most revolutionary legal thinkers of his generation, who elaborated an influential natural-law philosophy. Duguit studied law at the University of Bordeaux and was appointed professor in the faculty of law at Caen in 1883. In 1886 he returned as professor to

  • Duhalde, Eduardo (president of Argentina)

    Alberto Fernández: …unsuccessful presidential campaign of Peronist Eduardo Duhalde (subsequently elected in 2002). In 2001 Fernández became a candidate for the Buenos Aires city legislature on the ticket headed by Cavallo, who was running for mayor. Cavallo lost. Fernández won.

  • Duhamel, Georges (French author)

    Georges Duhamel, French author most noted for two novel cycles: Vie et aventures de Salavin, 5 vol. (1920–32), and Chronique des Pasquier, 10 vol. (1933–44). Duhamel took a science degree in 1908 and qualified as a doctor of medicine in 1909. He began by writing poetry, plays, and literary

  • Duhamel, Jean-Marie-Constant (French mathematician and physicist)

    Jean-Marie-Constant Duhamel, French mathematician and physicist who proposed a theory dealing with the transmission of heat in crystal structures, based on the work of the French mathematicians Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Fourier and Siméon-Denis Poisson. Duhamel attended the école Polytechnique in Paris

  • Duhem, Pierre-Maurice-Marie (French physicist and philosopher)

    Pierre Duhem, French physicist, mathematician, and philosopher of science who emphasized a history of modern science based on evolutionary metaphysical concepts. He maintained that the role of theory in science is to systematize relationships rather than to interpret new phenomena. Duhem studied at

  • duhka (Buddhism)

    Dukkha, (Pāli: “sorrow,” “suffering”) in Buddhist thought, the true nature of all existence. Much Buddhist doctrine is based on the fact of suffering; its reality, cause, and means of suppression formed the subject of the Buddha’s first sermon (see Four Noble Truths). Recognition of the fact of

  • duhkha (Buddhism)

    Dukkha, (Pāli: “sorrow,” “suffering”) in Buddhist thought, the true nature of all existence. Much Buddhist doctrine is based on the fact of suffering; its reality, cause, and means of suppression formed the subject of the Buddha’s first sermon (see Four Noble Truths). Recognition of the fact of

  • Dühring, Eugen (German philosopher and economist)

    Eugen Dühring, philosopher, political economist, prolific writer, and a leading German adherent of positivism, the philosophical view that positive knowledge is gained through observation of natural phenomena. Dühring practiced law from 1856 to 1859 and lectured on philosophy at the University of

  • Dühring, Karl Eugen (German philosopher and economist)

    Eugen Dühring, philosopher, political economist, prolific writer, and a leading German adherent of positivism, the philosophical view that positive knowledge is gained through observation of natural phenomena. Dühring practiced law from 1856 to 1859 and lectured on philosophy at the University of

  • dui (bronze work)

    Dui, type of Chinese bronze vessel produced in the late Zhou dynasty (c. 600–256/255 bc), it was a food container consisting of two bowls—each supported on three legs—that, when placed together, formed a sphere. The dui usually had two loop handles on either side of the rim of each bowl. The

  • DUI (law)

    alcohol consumption: United States: …the tolerance sometimes found for driving under the influence of alcohol. In response to the large percentage of automobile fatalities involving alcohol consumption—according to some studies alcohol use was present in more than 40 percent of fatal crashes in the United States in the 1980s—and pressure from interest groups (e.g.,…

  • duiker (mammal)

    Duiker, (tribe Cephalophini), any of 17 or 18 species of forest-dwelling antelopes (subfamily Cephalophinae, family Bovidae) found only in Africa. Duiker derives from the Afrikaans duikerbok (“diving buck”), which describes the sudden headlong flight of duikers flushed from hiding. No other tribe

  • duileasc (red algae)

    Dulse, (Palmaria palmata), edible red alga (Rhodophyta) found along the rocky northern coasts of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Dulse can be eaten fresh or dried. In traditional dishes, it is boiled with milk and rye flour or made into a relish and is commonly served with fish and butter. The

  • duileasg (red algae)

    Dulse, (Palmaria palmata), edible red alga (Rhodophyta) found along the rocky northern coasts of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Dulse can be eaten fresh or dried. In traditional dishes, it is boiled with milk and rye flour or made into a relish and is commonly served with fish and butter. The

  • Duilius, Gaius (Roman admiral)

    Gaius Duilius, Roman commander who won a major naval victory over the Carthaginians during the First Punic War (264–241 bc). As consul in 260, Duilius was in charge of the army in Sicily when he was assigned to command Rome’s newly created fleet. Realizing that his forces lacked skill in naval

  • Duillier, Nicolas Fatio de (Swiss mathematician)

    Isaac Newton: International prominence: His friendship with Fatio de Duillier, a Swiss-born mathematician resident in London who shared Newton’s interests, was the most profound experience of his adult life.

  • Duineser Elegien (work by Rilke)

    Duino Elegies, series of 10 poems by Rainer Maria Rilke, published in German as Duineser Elegien in 1923. Acknowledged as Rilke’s finest achievement (with the possible exception of his Sonnets to Orpheus) and one of the century’s poetic masterpieces, the Duino Elegies is praised for its supple

  • Duino Elegies (work by Rilke)

    Duino Elegies, series of 10 poems by Rainer Maria Rilke, published in German as Duineser Elegien in 1923. Acknowledged as Rilke’s finest achievement (with the possible exception of his Sonnets to Orpheus) and one of the century’s poetic masterpieces, the Duino Elegies is praised for its supple

  • Duisberg, Carl (German chemist)

    Bayer: In 1912 Carl Duisberg (1861–1935), a chemist, became Bayer’s general director and soon began spearheading the movement that would result in 1925 in the consolidation of Germany’s chemical industries known as IG Farben; Duisberg was IG Farben’s first chairman, and Bayer remained within the cartel until it…

  • Duisburg (Germany)

    Duisburg, city, North Rhine–Westphalia Land (state), western Germany. It lies at the junction of the Rhine and Ruhr rivers and is connected with the North Sea German ports by the Rhine-Herne Canal, which links it to Dortmund and thus with the Dortmund-Ems Canal. Known to the Romans as Castrum

  • Duisburg-Neuenkamp Bridge (bridge, Germany)

    Duisburg: …1,148 feet (350 metres), the Duisburg-Neuenkamp Bridge across the Rhine is one of the world’s longest-span truss structures. Pop. (2011) 488,468; (2016 est.) 502,634.

  • Duisenberg, Wim (Dutch banker)

    Wim Duisenberg, (Willem Frederik Duisenberg), Dutch economist (born July 9, 1935, Heerenveen, Neth.—died July 31, 2005, Faucon, France), as the first president (1998–2003) of the European Central Bank (ECB), presided over the introduction (1999–2002) of the euro, the single currency that replaced t

  • Duispargum (Germany)

    Duisburg, city, North Rhine–Westphalia Land (state), western Germany. It lies at the junction of the Rhine and Ruhr rivers and is connected with the North Sea German ports by the Rhine-Herne Canal, which links it to Dortmund and thus with the Dortmund-Ems Canal. Known to the Romans as Castrum

  • Duitama (Colombia)

    Duitama, city, northwestern Boyacá departamento, north-central Colombia. It lies along the Chicamocha River in the Cordillera Oriental of the Andes Mountains, at an elevation of 8,300 feet (2,530 m) above sea level. Duitama is a resort and a commercial and manufacturing centre; flour milling and

  • Dujardin, édouard (French writer)

    édouard Dujardin, French writer and journalist who is best known for his novel Les Lauriers sont coupés (1888; “The Laurels Are Cut Down”; We’ll to the Woods No More), which was the first work to employ the interior monologue from which James Joyce derived the stream-of-consciousness technique he

  • Dujardin, édouard-émile-Louis (French writer)

    édouard Dujardin, French writer and journalist who is best known for his novel Les Lauriers sont coupés (1888; “The Laurels Are Cut Down”; We’ll to the Woods No More), which was the first work to employ the interior monologue from which James Joyce derived the stream-of-consciousness technique he

  • Dujardin, Félix (French biologist)

    Félix Dujardin, French biologist and cytologist, noted for his studies in the classification of protozoans and invertebrates. Largely self-educated, Dujardin was appointed to the chair of geology and mineralogy on the faculty of sciences at the University of Toulouse (1839) and professor of botany

  • Dujardin, Jean (French actor)

    The Artist: …idol George Valentin (played by Jean Dujardin). Peppy Miller (Bérénice Bejo), one of Valentin’s adoring fans, contrives to slip past the security cordon and reach Valentin’s side, where she playfully kisses him. A photograph of the kiss appears in the next day’s newspaper, captioned “Who’s That Girl?” She auditions as…

  • Dujardin, Karel (Dutch painter)

    Karel Dujardin, Dutch Romanist painter and etcher, best known for his spirited representations of Italian peasants and shepherds with their animals. Dujardin was a son of the painter Guilliam Dujardin. After a trip to Italy, he worked in Amsterdam and The Hague from 1652 until 1674; after that he

  • Dujiangyan irrigation system (irrigation system, China)

    Chengdu: …Chengdu Plain, the site of Dujiangyan, one of China’s most ancient and successful irrigation systems, watered by the Min River. The system and nearby Mount Qingcheng, an early centre of Daoism, were collectively designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2000. The irrigation system, first set up during the Qin…

  • Dujmovits, Ralf (German mountaineer)

    Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner: …2007 Kaltenbrunner married German mountaineer Ralf Dujmovits, who accompanied her on several expeditions and who also climbed all 14 of the 8,000-metre peaks; the couple later divorced. Kaltenbrunner wrote (with Karin Steinbach Tarnutzer) the autobiography Ganz bei mir: Leidenschaft Achttausender (2009; Mountains in My Heart: A Passion for ClimbingMic: not…

  • Duk Koo Kim (Korean boxer)

    boxing: Professional boxing: …1982 when South Korean boxer Kim D?k-gu (Duk Koo Kim) died after being knocked out by Ray (“Boom Boom”) Mancini in a championship fight that was nationally televised in the United States. (It was most likely the cumulative effect of the punishing blows throughout the match that led to Kim’s…

  • Duk-pa (Buddhist sect)

    Bka'-brgyud-pa: …authority of Tibet, while the ’Brug-pa became the main school of Buddhism in Bhutan.

  • Dukagjin Plain (plain, Kosovo)

    Serbia: The Golden Age: …southward to Pe?, in the Metohija Plain. In 1375 the archbishop of Pe? was raised to the status of patriarch, in spite of the pronouncement of an anathema by Constantinople. During this time great churches and monasteries were endowed—particularly the Mile?evo (c. 1235), Pe? (1250), Mora?a (1252), Sopo?ani (c. 1260),…

  • Dukakis, Michael (American politician)

    Michael Dukakis, American politician and lawyer, who was the Democratic Party’s nominee for president in 1988. The son of Greek immigrants, Michael Dukakis graduated from Swarthmore College in 1955. After serving in the U.S. Army in South Korea, he attended Harvard Law School, earning his law

  • Dukakis, Michael Stanley (American politician)

    Michael Dukakis, American politician and lawyer, who was the Democratic Party’s nominee for president in 1988. The son of Greek immigrants, Michael Dukakis graduated from Swarthmore College in 1955. After serving in the U.S. Army in South Korea, he attended Harvard Law School, earning his law

  • Dukakis, Olympia (American actress)
  • Dukān Dam (dam, Asia)

    Tigris-Euphrates river system: Physiography of the Tigris: …controlled by the Bakhma and Dukān dams. The rapids of Al-Fat?ah Gorge impede navigation.

  • Dukas family (Byzantine family)

    Ducas family, Byzantine family that supplied several rulers to the empire. First prominent in the 10th century, the family suffered a setback when Constantine Ducas, son of General Andronicus Ducas, lost his life attempting to become emperor in 913. Another Ducas family, perhaps connected with the

  • Dukas, Paul-Abraham (French composer)

    Paul Dukas, French composer whose fame rests on a single orchestral work, the dazzling, ingenious L’Apprenti sorcier (1897; The Sorcerer’s Apprentice). Dukas studied at the Paris Conservatory and, after winning a second Grand Prix de Rome with his cantata Velléda (1888), established his position

  • Dukduk (Oceanic secret society)

    Oceanic art and architecture: New Britain: The Dukduk society used male (dukduk) and female (tubuan) masks. Both types are cone-shaped and were constructed of cane and fibre. The dukduk is taller than the tubuan and is faceless. The tubuan has circular eyes and a crescent-shaped mouth painted on a dark background. Both…

  • dukduk (mask)

    Oceanic art and architecture: New Britain: The dukduk is taller than the tubuan and is faceless. The tubuan has circular eyes and a crescent-shaped mouth painted on a dark background. Both masks have short, bushy capes of leaves.

  • duke (title)

    Duke, a European title of nobility, having ordinarily the highest rank below a prince or king (except in countries having such titles as archduke or grand duke). The title of dux, given by the Romans to high military commanders with territorial responsibilities, was assumed by the barbarian

  • Duke (American actor)

    John Wayne, major American motion-picture actor who embodied the image of the strong, taciturn cowboy or soldier and who in many ways personified the idealized American values of his era. Marion Morrison was the son of an Iowa pharmacist; he acquired the nickname “Duke” during his youth and billed

  • Duke and Peacock Records

    A decade before the ascendance of Motown, Houston’s Duke and Peacock record labels flourished as an African-American-owned company. Don Robey, a nightclub owner with reputed underworld connections, founded Peacock Records in 1949 and ran it with an iron hand. In 1952 Robey and James Mattias of Duke

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