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George Mostow

George Daniel Mostow was an American mathematician, renowned for his contributions to Lie theory. He was the Henry Ford II Professor of Mathematics at Yale University, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the 49th President of the American Mathematical Society, former Trustee of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey; the rigidity phenomenon for lattices in Lie groups he discovered and explored is known as Mostow rigidity. His work on rigidity played an essential role in the work of three Fields medalists, namely Grigori Margulis, William Thurston, Grigori Perelman, he served as a Trustee of the Institute for Advanced Study from 1982 to 1992. In 1993 he was awarded the American Mathematical Society's Leroy P. Steele Prize for Seminal Contribution to Research. In 2013, he was awarded the Wolf Prize in Mathematics "for his fundamental and pioneering contribution to geometry and Lie group theory." George Mostow was born in 1923 in Massachusetts. His parents were Jews from Ukraine.

He received his Ph. D. from Harvard University in 1948, with a thesis written under the supervision of Garrett Birkhoff. His academic appointments had been at Syracuse University from 1949 to 1952, at Johns Hopkins University from 1952 to 1961, at Yale University from 1961 until his retirement in 1999. Mostow was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1974, served as the President of the American Mathematical Society in 1987 and 1988, was a Trustee of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey from 1982 to 1992, he was awarded the AMS Leroy P. Steele Prize for Seminal Contribution to Research in 1993 for his book Strong rigidity of locally symmetric spaces, he died on April 4, 2017. Strong rigidity Superrigidity Hochschild–Mostow group Science 20 October 1978: Vol. 202. No. 4365, pp. 297–298. Pierre Deligne and Daniel Mostow, Commensurabilities among lattices in PU. Annals of Mathematics Studies, 132. Princeton University Press, 1993 ISBN 0-691-00096-4 Roger Howe, Discrete groups in geometry and analysis.

Papers in Honor of G. D. Mostow on His Sixtieth Birthday, Progress in Mathematics, Vol. 67. Birkhäuser, Boston–Basel–Stuttgart ISBN 0-8176-3301-4 George Mostow, Strong rigidity of locally symmetric spaces, Annals of Mathematics Studies, no. 78, Princeton University Press, Princeton, 1973 Alexander Lubotzky, Tannaka duality for discrete groups. American Journal of Mathematics Vol. 102, pp. 663 – 689, 1980 AMS Presidents: A Timeline at the American Mathematical Society website

Baba, Baroness d'Erlanger

Mary Liliane Matilda, Baroness d'Erlanger Princess Jean-Louis de Faucigny-Lucinge, nicknamed "Baba", together with Paula Gellibrand, "the Gellibrand", were known as "The Twins" and became Cecil Beaton's models. Baba was the Gellibrand's fashion stylist and she is considered a style icon of the 1920s. Mary Liliane Matilda, Baroness d'Erlanger, was born in 1901, the daughter of Baron Emile Beaumont d'Erlanger and Marie-Rose Antoinette Catherine de Robert d'Acquéria de Rochegude, her siblings were: Robert "Robin" Emile Frédéric d'Erlanger Regis. Born in France, she was educated in England, she became a lifelong friend of Paula Gellibrand, "the Gellibrand", who became Cecil Beaton's favorite model. Baba became her fashion stylist and they were so inseparable that became known as "The Twins". In 1919 Augustus John painted the portrait Portrait of Baronne Baba d’Erlanger and Miss Paula Gellibrand, it was commissioned by Freddie Guest, Winston Churchill's cousin, who, at the time, had an affair with Gellibrand.

In March 1923 she was the bridesmaid to Gellibrand. On 14 November 1923 Baba married Prince Jean-Louis de Faucigny-Lucinge, a French aristocrat, descendant of Louis IX of France, she is the mother of Isabel Catherine Emilie Ratisbonne De Ravenel. Baba, Princesse de Faucigny-Lucinge, her husband were patrons of José Maria Sert, Salvador Dalí and Man Ray. Baba's friend of this time was Natalie Paley, cousin of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and wife of the couturier Lucien Lelong, Baba became a model for him. About Baba, Cecil Beaton said "Baba d’Erlanger-Lucinge was the first to bring into fashion the exotic, simian grace of the jungle and thereby created an astonishing effect of originality"

Thomas Edington

Thomas Edington FRSE FGS MWS was a Scottish foundry owner and important amateur geologist and mineralogist. He was proprietor of Thomas Son, he was born in Glasgow the eldest son of Thomas Edington of Glasgow a keen mineralogist and member of the Geological Society of London, after whom Edingtonite is named. He published the obituary of his father in 1841 and speculated as to the fate of his large mineral collection, his mother was Anne Storey Grey. He had six siblings. Edington's grandfather Thomas Edington was founder of Thomas Sons in Glasgow. Edington senior had worked under William Cadell at Cramond Iron Works and had married Cadell’s daughter, Christian Cadell co-founding the Clyde Ironworks with him. Thomas Edington & Sons began in 1797 at 52 Queen Street in Glasgow and by 1804 was a major industry, specialising in ornamental cast iron work, it cast cannon, including many used in the Crimean War. It moved to Garscube Road. Thomas the younger began managerial roles in the foundry from 1831/32.

From the 1840s they began making railway engines for the Glasgow, Paisley and Ayr Railway. In 1835 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh his proposer being a cousin, William Archibald Cadell involved in the iron foundry business. In life he served as a Manager of Anderson’s College in Glasgow. At this time he lived at 15 Newton Place a new terraced house, still surviving, just north of Sauchiehall Street. Thomas died at the Royal Asylum in Perth on 26 July 1859; the firm had been taken over in 1857 by its sole remaining partner, David Low, who had joined in 1844, but continued under its previous name. The site of the Phoenix Foundry became the Phoenix Park in 1891; the company itself survived until 1903. The entrance gates to the Jewish Burial Ground at the foot of the Glasgow Necropolis - lost The entrance gates to the Glasgow Necropolis Thomas’ uncle James Edington was involved in the running and management of the Eagle Foundry at Port Dundas. Thomas’ great nephew was the geologist Henry Cadell

Alexander Kirkland

William Alexander Kirkland was a leading man in Hollywood during the early sound era, as well as a notable stage actor who starred in productions of the Group Theatre in New York. Kirkland was born on September 15, 1901, in Mexico City, the son of Robert Gowland Kirkland and Charlotte Megan, he was the grandson of rear admiral William Alexander Consuela Gowland. Kirkland attended the Taft School, Watertown and the University of Virginia, he attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and while in Philadelphia he began his acting career at the Hedgerow Theatre in Media, Pennsylvania. His first play on Broadway was The Devil to Pay, he was a freelance writer and contributed stories to popular national magazines of the time. In the late 1920s Kirkland moved to Hollywood and starred as leading man to Tallulah Bankhead in Tarnished Lady. Other credits include Charlie Chan's Chance, Social Register A Face In The Crowd, A Passport to Hell and Devil's Lottery. In the 1930s he was associated with the Group Theatre, founded by Harold Clurman, Cheryl Crawford and Lee Strasberg.

On radio, Kirkland played David Brewster in the soap opera Big Sister in the early 1940s, Curt Lansing in John's Other Wife, Russell Barrington in Society Girl in that same era. He toured as one of the Yale Puppeteers and worked with the troupe at the Turnabout Theatre in Los Angeles, which operated from 1941 to 1956, his friend and theater colleague Forman Brown used him as the model for one of his characters in the early gay romance novel Better Angel. He married entertainer Gypsy Rose Lee in 1942. Carl Van Doren introduced them, they separated after three months and were divorced in 1944. Their son Eric was recognized by director Otto Preminger. From 1944 to 1950, he was married to socialite, TV producer Phyllis Adams, whom he had a story before Lee, they had one daughter, Alexandra "Sandy" Marsh, who committed suicide falling down from the Park Belvedere 28th floor in 1987. Adams remarried, in 1955, to art director George Jenkins. In the 1950s Kirkland owned an art gallery in Palm Beach, in 1945 he purchased Villa del Sarmiento, an oceanfront Palm Beach estate.

In 1959 he married Greta Hunter-Thompson Baldridge, a former Ziegfeld Follies girl, widow of a co-heir of the National Steel Corporation. They lived in Palm Beach, Fairfield and Cuernavaca, Mexico. Greta died in 1972 in Mexico City. After the death of his third wife, Kirkland was connected to British actress Margot Grahame. Little is known about his years, but there have been no sources indicating his death, save from a source on IMDB, claiming his death sometime in the 1980s. At the time of his death, Kirkland was living in Cuernavaca and his daughter said he had wasted all his money. Wings Over Europe Men in White Gold Eagle Guy Till the Day I Die Weep for the Virgins The Case of Clyde Griffiths Many Mansions This filmography is believed to be complete. Alexander Kirkland at the Internet Broadway Database Alexander Kirkland on IMDb Alexander Kirkland profile,, August 2009. Profile,

Gyama Palace

Gyama Palace or Gyama Mingyur Ling in Maizhokunggar County, Tibet, now ruined, was built by Namri Songtsen in the 6th century as the new capital of the expanding Tubo kingdom. His son, Songtsen Gampo, was born there but moved the capital to Lhasa; the palace is now in ruins. The ruined Gyama Palace lies in the Gyama Valley in the south of Lhasa, it was built by Namri Songtsen in the 6th century. Songtsen Gampo, his son, was born in the palace. Songtsen Gampo established the Tibetan Empire, he moved the capital of the kingdom to Lhasa. The transfer took place in 633 AD; the traces of the mountainside palace indicate. Three more recent white pagodas mark Songtsen Gampo's birthplace. Gyama was the site of fierce battles against the Mongolian Güshi Khan, invited to Tibet by the Gelug sect. Beside the palace there are ruins of various fortifications from the Yuan and Ming dynasties.35 million yuan were spent between June 2008 and June 2010 to develop the Gyama scenic spot. It covers 470 mu, with an architectural complex that covers 7,800 square metres

Guilty of Love (film)

Guilty of Love is a 1920 American silent drama film directed by Harley Knoles and written by Rosina Henley who adapted the play by Avery Hopwood. The film stars Dorothy Dalton, Julia Hurley, Henry Carvill, Augusta Anderson, Edward Langford, Charles Lane; the film was released on August 1920, by Paramount Pictures. As described in a film magazine, Thelma Miller becomes the governess in the Florida home of Goddard Townsend and is met, loved and deserted by Norris Townsend, the uncle of the children. Learning that there is to be a child, Norris expects to marry Thelma, but the interference of his father and sister persuade him to approach Thelma with an offer to buy her off, she forces the marriage at the point of a gun and leaves Florida. Five years the repentant Norris ends a five-year search when he finds the mother and child in a western town. For the sake of her son Thelma agrees to return to the Florida home, but only as the mother of the child. After a near accident involves the son and Norris are reunited in the tenderness of their first love.

Dorothy Dalton as Thelma Miller Julia Hurley as Aunt Martha Henry Carvill as Dr. Wentworth Augusta Anderson as Mrs. Watkins Edward Langford as Norris Townsend Charles Lane as Goddard Townsend Douglas Redmond as David Ivy Ward as Mary Lawrence Johnson as Bob With no copies located in any film archives, Guilty of Love is a lost film. Guilty of Love on IMDb Synopsis at AllMovie