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 (sĭmp′sən), George Gaylord 1902-1984.
American paleontologist whose synthesis of population genetics with paleontology in his work on fossil mammals contributed to the development of modern evolutionary biology.


, Sir James Young 1811-1870.
British physician who pioneered the use of ether and chloroform in obstetrics (1847).
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(ˈsɪmpsən; ˈsɪmsən)
1. (Biography) Sir James Young. 1811–70, Scottish obstetrician, who pioneered the use of chloroform as an anaesthetic
2. (Biography) Wallis (Warfield). See Edward VIII
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(ˈsɪmp sən)

Wallis Warfield, Windsor, Duchess of.
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Noun1.Simpson - United States divorcee whose marriage to Edward VIII created a constitutional crisis leading to his abdication
2.Simpson - Scottish obstetrician and surgeon who pioneered in the use of ether and discovered the anesthetic effects of chloroform (1811-1870)Simpson - Scottish obstetrician and surgeon who pioneered in the use of ether and discovered the anesthetic effects of chloroform (1811-1870)
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"The Dukedom of Windsor is unlikely ever to be used again as it will forever be identified with the Queen's uncle, who abdicated in 1936 to marry the twice-divorced Wallis Simpson," Fitzwilliams said.
These words came courtesy of royal expert and authorAnna Pasternak,who also claims the mum-to-be might soon find herself facing a "tricky situation" much like Princess Diana and Wallis Simpson before her.
Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle's rumored feud is reportedly rejuvenating the spirit of Wallis Simpson.
His short-lived reign ended in constitutional crisis when he abdicated in order to marry the American divorcee Wallis Simpson.
He choose his love of American divorcee Wallis Simpson over his royal duty.
1936: Wallis Simpson, the future Duchess of Windsor, was divorced in Ipswich from her husband Ernest.
The story of how Edward VIII gave up the throne for the love of his life Wallis Simpson is enshrined in British royal folklore.
This two-parter looks at the marriages of the Queen Mum, Wallis Simpson, Diana, Fergie, Camilla, as well as Edward's wife Sophie Wessex and Kate Middleton.
Not exes of Harry, of course - women who have wed into the family: the Queen Mother, Wallis Simpson, Lady Diana Spencer, Sarah Ferguson, Camilla Parker Bowles, Sophie Rhys-Jones and Kate Middleton.
However, V Johnson does raise an interesting point as to "why Harry can now marry an American divorcee but the Queen's uncle could not marry Wallis Simpson who was an American divorcee?" That smacks of double standards.
Georgina Rich as Wallis Simpson WALLIS: THE QUEEN THAT NEVER WAS Channel 5, 9pm THIS is a historical documentary that has been given the cinema treatment, complete with booming voiceover, Hollywood trailer style.
But he had well-known friends in very powerful places including Charlie Chaplin, Lawrence of Arabia, Winston Churchill, the Duke of Windsor and Wallis Simpson. And he loved to party hard.