Hébert, Jacques René (1757–94), French revolutionary.
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Héloïse See: Abelard, Peter.
Healy, James Augustine (1830–1900), first U.S. black bishop and priest of the Roman Catholic Church.
Hearing See: Ear.
Hearing aid, device to improve hearing by amplifying sound waves.
Hearing loss See: Deafness.
Hearn, Lafcadio (1850–1904), U.S. writer of Irish-Greek origin.
Hearne, Samuel (1745–92), English explorer and fur trader.
Hearst, Phoebe Apperson (1842–1919), U.S. philanthropist; mother of William Randolph Hearst.
Hearst, William Randolph (1863–1951), U.S. newspaper and magazine publisher. Hearst's business acumen emerged early in his career, and he quickly built a huge, powerful newspaper empire. Spending big sums to attract readers, he competed with other publishers by employing sensationalistic journalism, printing splashy headlines, and pioneering color comics. By 1937, Hearst owned 25 dai…
Heart, muscular organ whose purpose is to pump blood through the body. The human heart is about the size of the closed fist, shaped like a blunt cone and is located in the chest cavity, slightly left of center. The heart is divided into right and left halves by a muscular partition. Each half is subdivided into two cavities, the upper (atrium) and the lower (ventricle). Blood from the veins of the…
Heart Association, American (AHA), U.S. health organization that structures programs to fight heart disease.
Heart murmur, abnormal sound heard on listening with a stethoscope to the chest over the heart.
Heat, internal energy of a body resulting from the motion of its atoms and molecules.
Heat capacity, quantity of heat required to increase the temperature of a system or substance 1° of temperature.
Heat pipe, device that moves heat while keeping the temperature relatively constant.
Heat pump, device that simultaneously transports heat and increases its temperature.
Heat rash See: Prickly heat.
Heath, low woody plants (family Ericaceae) found on poor, acidic soil in parts of Asia and Europe and naturalized in North America.
Heath, Edward Richard George (1916– ), British prime minister, 1970–74.
Heath hen See: Prairie chicken.
Heating, process of providing heat and controlling the temperature in a particular environment.
Heatstroke See: Sunstroke.
Heaven, in many religions and cultures, the abode of God, gods or spirits, and the righteous after death.
Heaves, or broken wind, lung disease of horses, resulting in difficult expiration and a chronic cough.
Heavy hydrogen See: Deuterium.
Heavy water, or deuterium oxide (D2O), chemical compound that occurs as 0.014% of ordinary water, which it closely resembles.
Hebe, daughter of Zeus and Hera and in Greek mythology goddess of youth.
Hebrew, Semitic language in which the Old Testament was written, and official language of the modern nation of Israel.
Hebrews, Epistle to the, New Testament book of unknown authorship, traditionally ascribed to St.
Hebrides, group of about 500 islands off the northwest coast of Scotland, fewer than 100 of them inhabited.
Hebron (pop. 80,000), city in Jordan, located near Jerusalem on the West Bank, one of the oldest cities in the world.
Hecate, in Greek mythology, goddess of ghosts and black magic.
Hecht, Ben (1894–1964), U.S. dramatist, screenwriter, and novelist.
Hecker, Isaac Thomas (1819–88), U.S.
Heckler, Margaret Mary (1931– ), U.S.
Hector, in Greek mythology, hero prince of Troy, eldest son of the Trojan King Priam and Queen Hecuba and the husband of Andromache.
Hecuba, in Greek mythology, second wife of Priam, king of Troy and mother to Hector, Paris, and Polydorus.
Hedge apple See: Osage orange.
Hedgehog, small insectivore (genus Erinaceus) of Asia, Africa, and Europe covered with spines.
Hedonism, philosophical doctrine that regards pleasure as the ultimate good.
Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich (1770–1831), German philosopher of idealism. During his life he was famous for his professorial lectures at the University of Berlin, and he wrote on logic, ethics, history, religion and aesthetics. The main feature of Hegel's philosophy was the dialectical method by which an idea (thesis) was challenged by its opposite (antithesis), the two ultimately …
Hegira, also spelled hijra or hejira, flight of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina in A.D. 622, which is the year from which Muslims date their calendar.
Heidegger, Martin (1889–1976), German philosopher.
Heidelberg (pop. 136,200), historic city in western Germany, in Baden-Wüttemberg on the Neckar River.
Heidelberg man, prehistoric human thought to have lived over 300,000 years ago.
Heidelberg, University of, oldest university in Germany, established in 1386.
Heifetz, Jascha (1901–87), Russian-born U.S. violinist.
Heimlich maneuver, emergency first-aid technique for choking victims whose breathing is blocked by food or a foreign element lodged in the airway.
Heine, Heinrich (1797–1856), German romantic lyric poet and essayist.
Heinlein, Robert Anson (1907–88), U.S. author who specialized in science fiction for both adults and children.
Heisenberg, Werner Karl (1901–76), German mathematical physicist generally regarded as the founder of quantum mechanics.
Heisman Trophy (John W.
Hejira See: Hegira.
Hel, in Scandanavian and early German mythology, cruel, greedy goddess of the dead, ruler of the underworld (Niflheim), and daughter of the evil Loki.
Held, John, Jr. (1889–1958), U.S. cartoonist and illustrator.
Helen of Troy, in Greek mythology, most beautiful of all women.
Helena (pop. 24,569), state capital of Montana and seat of Lewis and Clark County.
Helgoland, or Heligoland, island in the North Sea.
Helicopter, exceptionally maneuverable aircraft able to take off and land vertically, hover, and fly in any horizontal direction without necessarily changing the alignment of the aircraft. Lift is provided by 1 or more rotors mounted above the craft and rotating horizontally about a vertical axis. Change in the speed of rotation or in the pitch (angle of attack) of all the blades at once alters th…
Heliopolis (Greek, “city of the sun”), ancient Egyptian city located at the apex of the Nile Delta, 6 mi (10 km) from Cairo.
Helios, in Greek mythology, god of the sun and son of the Titans Hyperion and Theia.
Heliotrope, fragrant plant (genus Heliotropium) once popular in gardens.
Helium, chemical element, symbol He; for physical constants see Periodic Table. Helium was discovered by Pierre J. Janssen during the solar eclipse of 1868, when he detected a new line in the spectrum of the sun's chromosphere. After hydrogen, it is the second most abundant element in the universe. It is important in the proton-proton reaction and the carbon cycle, which account for the ene…
Hell, in several religions, abode of evil spirits and of the wicked after death, usually thought of as an underworld or abyss.
Hell Gate, channel in the East River in New York City.
Hellebore, any of a genus (Helleborus) of perennial plants of the crowfoot family, found mainly in Europe and Asia.
Hellenistic Age, period in which Greco-Macedonian culture spread through the lands conquered by Alexander the Great.
Heller, Joseph (1923– ), U.S. novelist and playwright best known for Catch-22 (1961), a grotesquely humorous novel about a U.S. bombardier's “deep-seated survival anxieties” during World War II.
Hellespont, ancient name for the Dardanelles, the strait separating Asia Minor from Europe, named for the legendary Helle, who drowned here while fleeing to Colchis with her brother Phrixus.
Hellgrammite (Corydalus cronutus), large, brown, aquatic larva of the 4-winged dobsonfly.
Hellman, Lillian (1905–84), U.S. playwright, screenwriter, and autobiographer.
Helmholtz, Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von (1821–94), German physiologist and physicist.
Helmont, Jan Baptista van (1580–1644), Flemish chemist and physician, regarded as the father of biochemistry.
Helms, Jesse Alexander (1921– ) U.S. senator from North Carolina.
Helsinki (Swedish: Helsingfors; pop. 501,500), capital of Finland, situated on a rocky peninsula of southern Finland, in the Gulf of Finland.
Helsinki Accords, final act of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, which began in 1972, on Aug. 1, 1975, by the United States, Canada, the USSR and 35 European countries.
Helvetia See: Switzerland.
Helvetians, tribe that lived just east of the Roman province of Gaul, now northwestern Switzerland.
Hemangioma See: Birthmark.
Hematite, common mineral consisting largely of iron oxide.
Hemingway, Ernest (1899–1961), U.S. novelist and short-story writer.
Hemisphere (from the Greek hemisphairion, “half a sphere”), term referring to any half of the earth.
Hemlock, or poison hemlock (Conium macalatum), poisonous herb of the parsley family found in Europe, Asia, and Africa.
Hemlock, any of a genus (Tsuga) of evergreen trees belonging to the pine family.
Hemoglobin (Hb), oxygen-carrying pigment found in the red blood cells of all vertebrates and some invertabrates.
Hemophilia, hereditary disease in which the blood clots very slowly, such that a minor cut or bruise can cause prolonged bleeding, and there is a tendency to bleed internally without any obvious cause.
Hemorrhoid, commonly called pile, varicose veins of the rectum or anus that may either be internal and bleed frequently, thus producing anemia, or become large and protrude from the anus, causing pain and discomfort.
Hemp (Cannabis sativa), tall herbaceous plant of the mulberry family native to Asia but now widely cultivated for fiber, oil, and a narcotic drug called cannabis, hashish, or marijuana.
Henderson, Fletcher (1898–1952), jazz musician who first introduced the “big band” sound.
Hendricks, Thomas Andrews (1819–1885), U.S.
Hendrix, Jimi (1942–70), U.S. rock music performer.
Henequen, fiber made from the henequen plant.
Henna (Lawsonia inermis), small shrub from whose leaves an orange dye is extracted.
Hennepin, Louis (1640–1701?), Belgian Franciscan missionary and explorer.
Henri, Robert (Robert Henry Cozad; 1865–1929), U.S. painter and art teacher, founder of the Ashcan School of realistic painters.
Henry (England), name of 8 kings of England. Henry I (1068–1135), reigned 1100–35. The son of William I, he seized the English throne on the death of his brother William II, while his other brother, Robert, was on a Crusade. Henry II (1133–89), reigned 1154–89, was the grandson of Henry I. He founded the Plantagent line. In 1152 he married Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine,…
Henry (France), name of 4 kings of France. Henry I (c.1008–60) reigned 1031–60. His rule was disturbed by feudal conflicts organized by his mother and brother. One of his chief enemies was the future William I of England. Henry II (1519–59) reigned 1547–59. In 1533 he married Catherine de Medícis, but he was dominated by his mistress, Diane de Poitiers, and his m…
Henry (Germany), name of 7 kings of Germany, 6 of whom were also Holy Roman emperors. Henry I, or Henry the Fowler (c.876–936), reigned 919–36. He established Germany as a new kingdom. Henry II (973–1024) reigned 1002–24 and was emperor from 1014. By political astuteness he ensured secular and clerical support. He was canonized in 1146; his feast day is July 15th. Henry…
Henry, John, African American folk hero.
Henry, Joseph (1797–1878), U.S. physicist best known for his electromagnetic studies.
Henry of Navarre See: Henry (France).
Henry the Navigator (1394–1460), Portuguese prince, third son of King John I of Portugal, whose active interest inaugurated Portuguese maritime exploration and expansion overseas.
Henry, O. (William Sidney Porter; 1862–1910), U.S. short-story writer noted for the “surprise ending.” He began writing stories while imprisoned in Ohio for embezzlement, and was already popular when released.
Henry, Patrick (1736–99), statesman, orator, and prominent figure of the American Revolution.
Henson, Jim See: Muppets.
Henson, Matthew Alexander (1866–1955), African-American Arctic explorer who, with Robert Peary, discovered the North Pole in 1909.
Henze, Hans Werner (1926– ), German composer.
Hepatica, or liverwort, plant (genus Hepatica) of the buttercup family with 3-lobed leaves that derives its Latin and English names from its resemblance to the human liver.
Hepatitis, inflammation of the liver, caused by a virus. The symptoms include fever, nausea, loss of appetite, and jaundice. At least two distinct forms of the disease are recognized. Hepatitis A (formerly called infectious, or epidemic, hepatitis) is spread by contaminated drinking water or food. In young children, the infections tend to be mild, but the clinical severity increases with the age o…
Hepburn, Katharine (1909– ), U.S. stage and film actress.
Hephaestus, or Hephaistos, Greek god of fire.
Hepplewhite, George (d. 1786), English furniture maker and designer, influenced by Robert Adam.
Heptarchy (from the Greek for “rule of seven”), the 7 kingdoms of Anglo-Saxon Britain before the 9th-century Danish conquests.
Hepworth, Dame Barbara (1903–75), English sculptor.
Hera, in Greek mythology, queen of the Olympian gods and sister and wife of Zeus; the goddess of marriage and birth.
Heracles See: Hercules.
Heraclitus (c.540–c.480 B.C.), Greek philosopher.
Heraldry, system of devising designs or insignia displayed on shields or coats of arms to identify individuals, families, towns, universities, military regiments, or nations.
Herb, name applied to any plant with soft stems and leaves that die at the end of the growing season; more specifically, those plants of which leaves or other parts are used medicinally and as spices to flavor food.
Herbart, Johann Friedrich (1776–1841), German philosopher and educator best remembered for his pedagogical system, which stressed the interrelated importance of ethics (to give social direction) and psychology (to understand the mind of the pupil).
Herbert, George (1593–1633), English poet and clergyman.
Herbert, Victor (1859–1924), Irish-born U.S. operetta composer and conductor.
Herbicide, chemical compound used to kill plants.
Herbivores, dietary classification of the animal kingdom including all animals that feed exclusively on plant materials.
Herblock See: Block, Herbert Lawrence.
Hercegovina See: Bosnia and Hercegovina.
Herculaneum, ancient city at the foot of Mt.
Hercules, or Heracles, in Greek mythology, hero famed for his strength and courage.
Hercules, constellation located in the Northern Hemisphere.
Hercules beetle, any of a genus (Dynastes) of large beetles belonging to the scarab family and found in North America.
Herder, Johann Gottfried von (1744–1803), German writer, critic, philosopher, and clergyman.
Heredity, process by which characteristics are passed on to offspring.
Herman, Woody (Woodrow Charles Herman; 1913–87), U.S. musician and band-leader.
Hermaphrodite, organism with both male and female reproduction organs.
Hermes, in Greek mythology, one of the 12 Olympian gods, son of Zeus, messenger of the gods, guard of roads and highways, and guide of souls to Hades.
Hermes of Praxiteles, statue of Hermes, messenger of the gods in Greek mythology, created by the Athenian sculptor Praxiteles in 330 B.C.
Hermit crab, crustacean with soft body that occupies the empty shells of sea snails.
Hermitage, Russian art museum in St.
Herndon, William Henry (1818–91), U.S lawyer and biographer (1889) of Abraham Lincoln, his friend and law partner from 1843.
Hernia, protrusion of an internal organ through an opening in the wall surrounding it.
Hero and Leander, tragic lovers in Greek folklore.
Herod, dynasty ruling in Palestine for nearly 150 years around the time of Jesus.
Herodotus (484?–425? B.C.), Greek historian, often called “the Father of History” for his writings about the causes of the Persian Wars fought between Greece and Persia (499–479 B.C.).
Heroin, highly addictive narcotic derivative of morphine.
Heron, long-billed, long-legged wading bird of the family Ardeidae.
Herpes, virus with various forms, causing painful blisters usually on the lips or genitals.
Herrera, Tomás (1804–54), Panamanian political leader.
Herrick, Robert (1591–1674), English lyric poet.
Herring, narrow-bodied blue and silver fish of the family Clupidae, common in the North Atlantic and the Pacific.
Herriot, Edouard (1872–1957), French politician.
Herschel, family of British astronomers of German origin.
Hersey, John Richard (1914– ), U.S. author, Pulitzer Prize winner with his first novel, A Bell for Adano (1944).
Herskovits, Melville Jean (1895–1963), U.S. anthropologist, particularly interested in culture change and African ethnology.
Hertz, Gustav Ludwig (1887–1975), German physicist who shared with J.
Hertz, Heinrich Rudolph (1857–94), German physicist who first broadcast and received radio waves (1886).
Hertzog, James Barry Munnik (1866–1942), South African prime minister (1924–39).
Herzen, Aleksander Ivanovich (1812–70), Russian writer and early advocate of socialism.
Herzl, Theodor (1860–1904), Austrian writer and founder of the political Zionist movement.
Hesiod (8th century B.C.), Greek epic poet.
Hesperides, in Greek mythology, nymphs who guarded the golden apples, which were a wedding gift from Gaea, goddess of earth, to her children, Zeus and Hera, Hercules stole the apples as one of his 12 labors.
Hesperornis, any of a genus (Hesperornis) of extinct birds that lived in North America during the Cretaceous Period, 60 to 125 million years ago.
Hess, Dame Myra (1890–1965), English pianist noted for her interpretations of Bach, Mozart, and Scarlatti.
Hess, Rudolf (1894–1987), German Nazi leader, Hitler's deputy (1933–39).
Hesse, state in western Germany, located along the Rhine River in an important agricultural and mining region.
Hesse, Hermann (1877–1962), German-born Swiss poet and novelist.
Hessian fly, small, biting insect (Mayetiola destructor) so named because it was brought to North America from Europe in straw used for the horses of Hessian soldiers employed by the British during the American Revolution.
Hessians, German mercenaries, mostly from Hesse-Kassel, sold into British military service by their government to fight against the colonials in the American Revolutionary War.
Hestia, in Greek mythology, goddess of the hearth.
Heterotropia See: Strabismus.
Hevesey, George Charles de (1885–1966), Hungarian chemist, awarded the 1943 Nobel Prize for chemistry for his work on radioactive tracers.
Hewes, Joseph (1730–79), American patriot.
Heydrich, Reinhard (1904–42), German Nazi leader, head of the security police, chief deputy to Himmler, head of the SS and organizer of the extermination of European Jews.
Heyerdahl, Thor (1914– ), Norwegian ethnologist and author best known for his expeditions to prove the feasibility of his theories of cultural diffusion.
Heyse, Paul Johann Ludwig von (1830–1914), German writer.
Heyward, DuBose (1885–1940), U.S. author, best known for his novel Porgy (1925), about the plight of Southern blacks, on which George Gershwin based his opera Porgy and Bess.
Heyward, Thomas, Jr. (1746–1809), American patriot.
Heywood, Thomas (1574?–1651), English dramatist and actor.
Hezekiah (d. c.686 B.C.), Judean king (c.715–c.686 B.C.).
Hi-fi See: High fidelity.
Hibbing (pop. 18,046), city located in the heart of Minnesota's Mesabi Range.
Hibernation, protective mechanism whereby certain animals reduce their bodies' activity and sleep through winter.
Hibiscus, any of various herbs, shrubs, and trees (genus Hibiscus) of the mallow family, having large showy flowers.
Hickok, Wild Bill (James Butler Hickok; 1837–76), legendary U.S. frontier law officer.
Hickory, tree (genus Carya) of the walnut family.
Hicks, Edward (1780–1849), U.S. painter.
Hidalgo y Costilla, Miguel (1753–1811), Mexican revolutionary priest, known as “the father of Mexican independence.” He organized a rebellion against Spanish rule in 1810 and won initial victories with an army made up mainly of Indian peasants.
Hidatsa See: Gros Ventre.
Hideyoshi (Toyotomi Hideyoshi; 1536–98), Japanese military leader and dictator (1585–98).
Hieroglyphics, writing system used in ancient Egypt and several other civilizations.
Higginson, Thomas Wentworth (1823–1911), U.S. pastor, abolitionist, and author.
High blood pressure See: Hypertension.
High Desert, or Great Basin, sparsely populated region of south-central Oregon, lying east of the Cascades and south of the Blue Mountains.
High fidelity, reproduction of an electronic signal or sound with a minimum of distortion, especially by phonographic equipment.
High jump, track and field event.
High priest, in Jewish history, head of the Israelite priesthood, whose duties included supervising worship in the temple of Jerusalem and conducting services on the Day of Atonement.
High seas, in maritime law, the sea beyond territorial waters, usually 200 nautical mi (370 km) from the coasts of nations that border the oceans.
Highlands See: Scotland.
Hijacking, mid-air takeover of aircraft.
Hijra See: Hegira.
Hiking, exercise in the form of endurance walking.
Hill, James Jerome (1838–1916), U.S. railroad magnate.
Hill, Joe (Joseph Hillstrom; 1879–1915), legendary Swedish-born U.S. labor organizer for the Industrial Workers of the World.
Hill, Octavia (1838–1912), English social reformer.
Hillary, Sir Edmund Percival (1919– ), New Zealand explorer and mountaineer.
Hillel (c.70 B.C.–10 A.D.), Jewish scholar born in Babylonia, one of the founders of rabbinic Judaism, and ethical leader of his generation.
Hilliard, Nicholas (1537–1619), English miniature painter.
Hillman, Sidney (1887–1946), U.S. labor leader.
Hills, Carla Anderson (1934– ), U.S. government official.
Hilo (pop. 35,400), city on the eastern shore of Hawaii Island.
Hilton, Conrad Nicholson (1887–1979), U.S. hotel chain founder.
Hilton, James (1900–54), English novelist.
Himalayas, highest mountain system in the world, over 1,500 mi (2,410 km) long, extending from Pakistan through India, Tibet, Nepal, Sikkim, and Bhutan.
Himmler, Heinrich (1900–45), German Nazi leader.
Hindemith, Paul (1895–1963), German-born U.S. composer and teacher.
Hindenburg See: Airship.
Hindenburg Line See: Siegfried Line.
Hindenburg, Paul von (1847–1934), German general, president of Germany (1925–34).
Hindi, official language of India, a written form of Hindustani.
Hindu Kush, mountain range in Asia, stretching about 500 m (800 km) from northeast Afghanistan to north Pakistan.
Hinduism, chief religion of India, embracing many different sects and trends. In terms of numbers of adherents, it is the third largest of the world's religions, after Christianity and Islam. Hinduism is based on the Veda, sacred writings dating back some 3,000 years. The Veda comprised four types of writing: the Samhita, which in turn consists of 4 books of hymns, chants, and prayersȁ…
Hines, Earl ‘Fatha’ (1905–83), U.S. jazz musician, pianist and composer.
Hinton, S(usan) E(loise) (1948– ), U.S. author of books for teenagers.
Hip, freely movable ball-and-socket joint formed by the cup-shaped hollow of the pelvic bone and the smooth, rounded head of the thighbone.
Hipparchus (c.180 B.C.–125 B.C.), Greek scientist, pioneer of systematic astronomy.
Hipparchus (6th century B.C.), Greek political figure.
Hippies, anti-establishment subculture in the U.S. in the 1960s, principally people under 25 who rejected conservative values and traditional authority.
Hippocampus See: Seahorse.
Hippocrates (c.460–c.377 B.C.), Greek physician often called the father of medicine.
Hippodrome, any open or closed structure for circuses or similar spectacles.
Hippopotamus, one of the largest living terrestrial mammals (Hippopotamus amphibius), distantly related to the pig, widespread in Africa.
Hirohito (1901–89), emperor of Japan from 1926 until his death.
Hiroshige, Ando (1797–1858), Japanese painter and printmaker of the ukiyo-e (popular) school led by Hokusai.
Hiroshima (pop. 1,071,900), industrial city on Honshu Island, Japan, located on a bay in the Inland Sea, capital of Hiroshima Prefecture.
Hispanic Americans, in the United States, those who have come from Spanish countries or their descendants. There are approximately 20 million Hispanic Americans, making up some 8% of the U.S. population, the second-largest minority in the country after African Americans. Thanks to both a high birth rate and continued immigration, Hispanic Americans are expected to become the largest minorit…
Hispaniola, second largest island in the West Indies, located west of Puerto Rico and east of Cuba.
Hiss, Alger (1904– ), U.S. public official accused of spying for the USSR.
Histamine See: Allergy; Antihistamine.
Histology, scientific study of the structure of the tissues that make up organisms.
Histoplasmosis, infectious disease that is endemic in parts of Africa, South America, and the United States, caused by the fungus Histoplasma capsulatum.
History, study of the past through documents, reports, and other artifacts. The past can be inferred through many sources—chronicles, myths, buildings, monuments, business documents, newspapers, works of art, archeological objects. Earlier times for which no such sources exist are known as prehistory. History as a branch of knowledge is generally confined to the written records of human act…
Hitchcock, Lambert (1795–1852), U.S. cabinetmaker who, in 1818, established a furniture factory at Barkhamsted, Conn.
Hitchcock, Sir Alfred Joseph (1899–1980), British film director known for his skillful suspense and macabre humor.
Hitler, Adolf (1889–1945), Austrian-born dictator of Germany, founder of the Nazi party. Drafted in World War I, he was wounded and awarded the Iron Cross. He blamed the German defeat in the war on Jews and Communists, and in 1920 helped to found the National Socialist (Nazi) Workers Party. In 1923, after an abortive coup against the Bavarian government (the “beer hall putsch”…
Hittites, Indo-European people of the Middle East in the 2nd millennium B.C.
Hives, or urticaria, itchy skin condition characterized by the formation of welts with surrounding erythema (reddening) due to histamine release in the body's tissues.
Hoatzin (Opisthocomos hoatzin), bird that lives in the flooded forests bordering the rivers of northern South America.
Hoban, James (1762–1831), Irish-born U.S. architect.
Hobart (pop. 183,500), capital of the island of Tasmania, south of the eastern tip of the Australian mainland.
Hobart, Garret Augustus (1844–99), U.S. vice president (1897–79) in the McKinley administration.