William Gilbert

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Noun1.William Gilbert - a librettist who was a collaborator with Sir Arthur Sullivan in a famous series of comic operettas (1836-1911)
2.William Gilbert - English court physician noted for his studies of terrestrial magnetism (1540-1603)
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| 1911: Sir William Gilbert, librettist of Gilbert & Sullivan operas, died after rescuing two women from a garden pond.
William Gilbert and Esoteric Romanticism: A Contextual Study and Annotated Edition of The Hurricane
The Michael Hillegas chapter was so honored to have had the opportunity to honor William Gilbert Ledbetter in June.
? It was a shoemaker in Rugby, William Gilbert, who is thought to have made the first oval-shaped rugby ball using leather wrapped around an inflated pig's bladder which provided a distinctive shape.
It was Magee's shop that printed, not only the sheets, but the variant title-page, for the copies issued with the imprint of William Gilbert of Dublin.
Peter Davies was 13 when his father, William Gilbert Davies, drowned with the rest of the Mumbles RNLI lifeboat crew and the crew of the stricken Samtampa they had gone to rescue off Porthcawl in April 1947.
Doctor William Gilbert is still considered one of the greatest players of all time.
In 1600, William Gilbert picked up on the work of Thales of Miletus and invented the versorium, an early electrometer.
Keene - William Gilbert "Bill" Keene, 87, of West Linn, formerly of Cottage Grove, died Nov.
The first electroscope, a pivoted needle called the versorium, was invented by British physician William Gilbert around 1600.