[ hur-bert ]
/ ˈhɜr bərt /
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Frank, 1920–86, U.S. science-fiction writer.
George, 1593–1633, English clergyman and poet.
Victor, 1859–1924, U.S. composer and orchestra conductor, born in Ireland.
a male given name: from Old English words meaning “army” and “bright.”



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/ (ˈhɜːbət) /


Edward, 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury. 1583–1648, English philosopher and poet, noted for his deistic views
his brother, George . 1593–1633, English Metaphysical poet. His chief work is The Temple: Sacred Poems and Private Ejaculations (1633)
Zbigniew (ə zˈbɪɡnɪəf), 1924–98, Polish poet and dramatist, noted esp for his dramatic monologues
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