Smith, George
   England. 19th-century preacher. He wanted to settle the Gypsies and saw the Gypsy way of life as requiring reform through education and improved sanitary conditions. His books on the subject were Gipsy Life: Being an Account of Our Gipsies and Their Children, with Suggestions for Their Improvement (1880) and the antiromantic view of Gypsy life in I've Been a-Gipsying. The Moveable Dwellings Bills, which he tried to promote in Parliament, failed to be adopted.

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  • Smith, George — born March 19, 1824, London, Eng. died April 6, 1901, Byfleet, near Weybridge, Surrey British publisher. He took over his father s bookselling and publishing business in 1846. Under his leadership the firm issued works by such noted Victorian… …   Universalium

  • Smith, George — (1840 1876)    An English scholar and leading Assyriolo gist who produced the first English translation of the ancient great flood story contained in the famous Epic of Gilgamesh. As a young man studying to be a bank engraver, Smith took a keen… …   Ancient Mesopotamia dictioary

  • Smith, George — ► (1840 76) Asiriólogo británico. Descifró las inscripciones chipriotas. * * * (19 mar. 1824, Londres, Inglaterra–6 abr. 1901, Byfleet, cerca de Weybridge, Surrey). Editor inglés. Heredó la editorial y librería de su padre en 1846. Bajo su tutela …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • SMITH, GEORGE —    Assyriologist, born at London; trained as a bank note engraver, but attracted the attention of Sir Henry Rawlinson by his interest in cuneiform inscriptions, and in 1867 received an appointment in the British Museum; acquired great skill as an …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Smith, George Washington — ▪ American dancer born c. 1820, , Philadelphia died Feb. 18, 1899, Philadelphia       American dancer, ballet master, and teacher, considered the only male American ballet star of the 19th century.       Smith s talents were developed by studying …   Universalium

  • Smith, George Adam —    D.D., LL.D. (b. 1856)    Biblical scholar, etc. The Book of Isaiah (1888 90), Historical Geography of the Holy Land (1894), Jerusalem (1907), etc …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

  • Smith, George Gregory — (b. 1865)    Critic, etc. The Days of James IV., The Transition Period (of European literature of the fifteenth century), Specimens of Middle Scots (1902), Elizabethan Critical Essays (1904), etc …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

  • George Joseph Smith — (* 11. Januar 1872 in London; † 13. August 1915 in Maidstone) war ein britischer Bigamist, der drei Frauen tötete. Inhaltsverzeichnis …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • George albert smith (mormonisme) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir George Albert Smith. Georges Albert Smith George Albert …   Wikipédia en Français

  • George Smith (assyriologiste) — George Smith (assyriologue) Tablette du Déluge de l’épopée de Gilgamesh, rédigée en akkadien George Smith( Né le 26 mars 1840, à Chelsea, et mort le 19 août 1876, à Alep) est un assyriologue brit …   Wikipédia en Français

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