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Rus·sell(rŭs′əl), Bertrand Arthur William Third Earl Russell. 1872-1970.
British philosopher, mathematician, social critic and writer who had a profound influence on the development of symbolic logic and 20th-century analytic philosophy. His numerous written works include Principia Mathematica (1910-1913), written with Alfred North Whitehead. He won the 1950 Nobel Prize for literature.
Russell, Charles Taze 1852-1916.
American religious leader who founded (1884) the sect now called Jehovah's Witnesses.
Russell, George William Pen name "A.E." 1867-1935.
Irish writer and nationalist who was a leader of the Irish literary renaissance at the turn of the 20th century.
Russell, Henry Norris 1877-1957.
American astronomer who developed a theory of stellar evolution and devised the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram.
Russell, John First Earl Russell. 1792-1878.
British politician who served as prime minister (1846-1852 and 1865-1866) and advocated parliamentary reform.
Russell, William Felton Known as "Bill." Born 1934.
American basketball player and coach. A center for the Boston Celtics (1956-1969), he led his team to victory in 11 National Basketball Association championships (1957, 1959-1966 and 1968-1969).
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1. (Biography) Bertrand (Arthur William), 3rd Earl. 1872–1970, British philosopher and mathematician. His books include Principles of Mathematics (1903), Principia Mathematica (1910–13) with A. N. Whitehead, Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy (1919), The Problems of Philosophy (1912), The Analysis of Mind (1921), and An Enquiry into Meaning and Truth (1940): Nobel prize for literature 1950
2. (Biography) George William pen name æ. 1867–1935, Irish poet and journalist
3. (Biography) Henry Norris. 1877–1957, US astronomer and astrophysicist, who originated one form of the Hertzsprung–Russell diagram
4. (Biography) John, 1st Earl. 1792–1878, British statesman; prime minister (1846–52; 1865–66). He led the campaign to carry the 1832 Reform Act
5. (Biography) Ken. 1927–2011, British film director. His films include Women in Love (1969), The Music Lovers (1970), The Boy Friend (1971), Valentino (1977), Gothic (1986), and The Rainbow (1989)
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1. Bertrand (Arthur William), 3rd Earl, 1872–1970, English philosopher and mathematician: Nobel prize for literature 1950.
2. John Russell, 1st Earl (Lord John Russell), 1792–1878, British prime minister 1846–52, 1865–66.
3. Lillian (Helen Louise Leonard), 1861–1922, U.S. singer and actress.
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|Noun||1.||Russell - United States religious leader who founded the sect that is now called Jehovah's Witnesses (1852-1916)|
|2.||Russell - English film director (born in 1927)|
|3.||Russell - United States basketball center (born in 1934)|
|4.||Russell - United States entertainer remembered for her roles in comic operas (1861-1922)|
|5.||Russell - United States astronomer who developed a theory of stellar evolution (1877-1957)|
|6.||Russell - Irish writer whose pen name was A.E. (1867-1935)|
|7.||Russell - English philosopher and mathematician who collaborated with Whitehead (1872-1970)|
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