Anna Harriette Leonowens was an Anglo-Indian or Indian-born British travel writer and social activist. She became well known with the publication of her memoirs, beginning with The English Governess at the Siamese Court, which chronicled her experiences in Siam, as teacher to the children of the Siamese King Mongkut. Leonowens' own account has been fictionalised in Margaret Landon's 1944 best-selling novel Anna and the King of Siam, as well as films and television series based on the book, most notably Rodgers and Hammerstein's 1951 hit musical The King and I. During the course of her life, Leonowens lived in Australia and Penang, the United States and Germany. During her late life, she was a lecturer of a suffragist. Among other achievements, she co-founded the Nova Scotia College of Design. Anna Leonowens' mother, Mary Ann Glascott, married her father, Sergeant Thomas Edwards, a non-commissioned officer in the Honourable East India Company's Corps of Sappers and Miners, on 15 March 1829 in St James's Church, Bombay Presidency, British India.
Edwards was from a former cabinetmaker. Anna was born in Ahmednagar in the Bombay Presidency of Company-ruled India, on 5 November 1831, three months after the death of her father. While she was christened Ann Hariett Emma Edwards, Leonowens changed Ann to "Anna", Hariett to "Harriette" and ceased using her third given name. Leonowens' maternal grandfather, William Vawdrey Glascott, was an English-born commissioned officer of the 4th Regiment, Bombay Native Infantry, in the Bombay Army. Glascott arrived in India in 1810, was married in 1815, although his wife's name is not known. According to biographer Susan Morgan, the only viable explanation for the complete and deliberate lack of information regarding Glascott's wife, in official British records, is that she "was not European". Morgan suggests that she was "most likely... Anglo-Indian born in India." Anna's mother, Mary Anne Glascott, was born in 1815 or 1816. For most of her adult life, Anna Leonowens had no contact with her family and took pains to disguise her origins by claiming that she had been born with the surname "Crawford" in Caernarfon and giving her father's rank as Captain.
By doing so, she protected not only herself but her children, who would have had greater opportunities if their mixed-race heritage remained unknown. Investigations uncovered no record of her birth at Caernarfon, news which came as a shock to the town that had long claimed her as one of its most famous natives. A few months after Anna's birth, her mother remarried; the stepfather was an Irish Catholic corporal of the Royal Engineers. The family relocated within Western India, following the stepfather's regiment. In 1841, they settled in Gujarat. Anna attended the Bombay Education Society's girls school in Byculla that admitted "mixed-race" children whose military fathers were either dead or absent. Leonowens claimed to have attended a British boarding school and to have only arrived in India, a "strange land" to her, at the age of fifteen. Anna's relationship with her stepfather Donohoe was not a happy one, she accused him of putting pressure on her, like her sister, to marry a much older man.
In 1847, Donohoe was seconded as assistant supervisor of public works in Aden. Whether the rest of the family went with him or stayed in India is unsure. On 24 April 1845, Anna's 15-year-old sister, Eliza Julia Edwards, married James Millard, a Sergeant-Major with the 4th Troop Artillery, Indian Army in Deesa. Anna served as a witness to this marriage, their daughter, Eliza Sarah Millard, born in 1848 in India, married on 7 October 1864 in Surat, India. Her husband was a 38-year-old British civil servant. One of their sons, William Henry Pratt, born 23 November 1887 upon their return to London, was better known by his stage name of Boris Karloff, making Anna his grand-aunt. Anna Edwards never approved of her sister's marriage, her self-imposed separation from the family was so complete that, a decade when Eliza contacted her during her stay in Siam, she replied by threatening suicide if she persisted. Anna Leonowens claimed that she had gone on a three-year tour through Egypt and the Middle East with the orientalist Reverend George Percy Badger and his wife.
However, recent biographies consider this episode to be fictitious. Anna may read reports about his travels. Anna Edward's husband-to-be Thomas Leon Owens, an Irish Protestant from Enniscorthy, County Wexford, went to India with the 28th Regiment of Foot in 1843. From a private, he rose to the position of paymaster's clerk in 1844, serving first in Poona, from December 1845 until 1847 in Deesa. Biographer Alfred Habegger characterises him as "well read and articulate opinionated informed, a gentleman". Anna Edwards, seven years his junior, fell in love with him. However, her mother and stepfather objected to the relationship, as the suitor had poor prospects for gainful employment, had been temporarily downgraded from sergeant to private for a not specified offense. Anna and Thomas Leon Owens married on Christmas Day 1849 in the Anglican church of Poona. In the marriage certificate, Thomas merged his second and last names to'LeonOwens'. Patrick Donohoe signed the document as well, contradicting Leonowens' account that her stepfather had violently opposed the marriage.
She gave birth to her first daughter, Selina, in December 1850. The g
Wilmar Rubens Cabrera Sappa is a retired football striker from Uruguay, nicknamed "Toro". He obtained 21 caps for his national team. Having made his debut on June 2, 1983 in a match against Paraguay in Asunción, he played club football for Nacional, Millonarios of Colombia, Valencia C. F. and Real Valladolid from Spain. Necaxa from Mexico and OGC Nice in France. In his career he returned to Uruguay where he played for Huracán Buceo, Rampla Juniors and River Plate Montevideo LFP Stats Profile Necaxa:: Temporada 1989-1990
Qullikorsuit Island is an uninhabited island in the Qaasuitsup municipality in northwestern Greenland. It is located in the northern part of Upernavik Archipelago. Qullikorsuit Island was inhabited between 1916, when the Appaalissiorfik settlement was founded, 1923, when it was abandoned. Appaalissiorfik was perched on the southwestern cape of the island, on the shores of the Appaalissiorfiup Ikerasaa strait. Qullikorsuit Island is located in the north-central part of Upernavik Archipelago, in the group between Kangerlussuaq Icefjord in the south, Nuussuaq Peninsula in the north; the island defines the southern boundary of the Sugar Loaf Bay. The island is the largest within the group, is separated from the mainland of Greenland and smaller islands by narrow straits: from the unnamed nunataq on the mainland in the east by the narrow Ikerasassuaq strait, from the smaller, U-shaped Paornivik Island in the southeast by Paarniviup Tunua strait, from Mernoq Island in the south by the Mernup Tunua strait, from Apparsuit Island by the Appaalissiorfiup Ikerasaa strait.
The latter is an important waterway trail followed by the boats between Upernavik, the only town in the region, smaller settlements in the north: Nuussuaq and Kullorsuaq. The neighboring Kittorsaq Island to the northwest is sometimes used as a stopover on the marine route from Nuussuaq to Tasiusaq, further south to Upernavik; the island is mountainous throughout. At 822 m, the Sullaussartooq mountain is the highest point on the island, with the top of the ridge permanently glaciated; the coastline of the island is undeveloped, despite two distinct peninsulas and shallow, unnamed bays in the south