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Knox(nŏks), Henry 1750-1806.
American Revolutionary soldier who transported 55 captured British cannon from Fort Ticonderoga, New York, to Boston, where George Washington used them to force the British to evacuate the city (1776).
Knox, John 1514?-1572.
Scottish religious reformer and founder of Scottish Presbyterianism. While living in exile (1553-1559) during the reign of Mary Queen of Scots, a Catholic, he came under the influence of John Calvin. After returning to Scotland, he led the campaign that successfully established Protestantism (1560) as the state religion.
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1. (Biography) John. ?1514–72, Scottish theologian and historian. After exile in England and on the Continent (1547–59), he returned to Scotland in 1559 and established the Presbyterian Church of Scotland (1560). His chief historical work was the History of the Reformation in Scotland (1586)
2. (Biography) Ronald (Arbuthnott). 1888–1957, British priest and author. A convert to Roman Catholicism, he is noted for his translation of the Vulgate (1945–49)
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1. Henry, 1750–1806, American Revolutionary general.
2. John, c1510–72, Scottish religious reformer and historian.
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