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david
  • n  patron saint of Wales (circa 520-600)
  • n  French neoclassical painter who actively supported the French Revolution (1748-1825)
  • n  (Old Testament) the 2nd king of the Israelites; as a young shepherd he fought Goliath (a giant Philistine warrior) and killed him by hitting him in the head with a stone flung from a sling; he united Israel with Jerusalem as its capital; many of the Psalms are attributed to David (circa 1000-962 BC)
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david_alfaro_siqueiros
  • n  Mexican painter of murals depicting protest and revolution (1896-1974)
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david_barnard_steinman
  • n  United States civil engineer noted for designing suspension bridges (including the George Washington Bridge) (1886-1960)
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david_ben_gurion
  • n  Israeli statesman (born in Poland) and active Zionist who organized resistance against the British after World War II; prime minister of Israel (1886-1973)
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david_bruce
  • n  Australian physician and bacteriologist who described the bacterium that causes undulant fever or brucellosis (1855-1931)
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david_bushnell
  • n  American inventor who in 1775 designed a man-propelled submarine that was ineffectual but subsequently earned him recognition as a submarine pioneer (1742-1824)
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david_crockett
  • n  United States frontiersman and Tennessee politician who died at the siege of the Alamo (1786-1836)
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david_garrick
  • n  English actor and theater manager who was the foremost Shakespearean actor of his day (1717-1779)
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david_glasgow_farragut
  • n  United States admiral who commanded Union ships during the American Civil War (1801-1870)
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david_grun
  • n  Israeli statesman (born in Poland) and active Zionist who organized resistance against the British after World War II; prime minister of Israel (1886-1973)
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david_hartley
  • n  English philosopher who introduced the theory of the association of ideas (1705-1757)
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david_herbert_lawrence
  • n  English novelist and poet and essayist whose work condemned industrial society and explored sexual relationships (1885-1930)
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david_hubel
  • n  United States neuroscientist noted for his studies of the neural basis of vision (born in 1926)
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david_hume
  • n  Scottish philosopher whose sceptical philosophy restricted human knowledge to that which can be perceived by the senses (1711-1776)
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david_john_moore_cornwell
  • n  English writer of novels of espionage (born in 1931)
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david_lewelyn_wark_griffith
  • n  United States film maker who was the first to use flashbacks and fade-outs (1875-1948)
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david_livingstone
  • n  Scottish missionary and explorer who discovered the Zambezi River and Victoria Falls (1813-1873)
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david_low
  • n  British political cartoonist (born in New Zealand) who created the character Colonel Blimp (1891-1963)
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