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 (mŏn′tə-gyo͞o′), Ashley Originally Israel Ehrenberg. 1905-1999.
British-born American anthropologist whose books, such as The Natural Superiority of Women (1953), helped popularize anthropology.


, Lady Mary Wortley 1689-1762.
English writer noted for her erudite and amusing letters, first published in Turkish Letters (1763).


1. (Biography) Charles. See (Earl of) Halifax12
2. (Biography) Lady Mary Wortley. 1689–1762, English writer, noted for her Letters from the East (1763)


(ˈmɒn təˌgyu)

Lady Mary Wortley (Mary Pierrepont), 1689–1762, English author.
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My diary informs me, that I was accidentally passing Aunt Verinder's house in Montagu Square, on Monday, 3rd July, 1848.
Godfrey's absence from our Monday evening meeting had been occasioned by a consultation of the authorities, at which he was requested to assist--and all the explanations required being now given, I may proceed with the simpler story of my own little personal experiences in Montagu Square.
This Jacqueline was so called from the name of the wife of Jean Montagu, who had given it to the church, which had not prevented his going and figuring without his head at Montfauçon.
So I tuck Asa Montagu, and he tuck Absalom Bement, and they two tuck old Squire Napthali Green.
I am sure I knew nothing about him, except that he had originally been alone in the business, and now lived by himself in a house near Montagu Square, which was fearfully in want of painting; that he came very late of a day, and went away very early; that he never appeared to be consulted about anything; and that he had a dingy little black-hole of his own upstairs, where no business was ever done, and where there was a yellow old cartridge-paper pad upon his desk, unsoiled by ink, and reported to be twenty years of age.
MONTAGU and North Fenham Under-16 Girls enjoyed a week to remember.
M2 EQUITYBITES-December 30, 2016-Air Liquide sells Aqua Lung to Montagu Private Equity
Montagu-Manchester stated that he believed police took his comment that his wife, Laura Montagu, "might have" attacked him to mean that he blamed her for a wound on his thumb.
HISTORIC vehicle champion Edward, 3rd Baron Montagu of Beaulieu, has died, aged 88, after a short illness.
LORD Montagu, who established the National Motor Museum, has died aged 88.
27 June 2014 - UK Montagu Private Equity on Friday said it had agreed to divest domestic consumer electronics retailer Maplin Electronics to buyout firm Rutland Partners in a GBP85m (USD144.
UK based electronics retailer Maplin is up for sale with a GBP400 to GBP500m price tag, after a number of approaches to the business's owner Montagu Private Equity, the Telegraph reported on Saturday,.