- Dame Myra,1890–1965, English pianist.
- Victor Francis,1883–1964, U.S. physicist, born in Austria: Nobel Prize 1936.
- Walter Rudolf,1881–1973, Swiss physiologist: Nobel Prize in Medicine 1949.
- (Wal·ther Rich·ard) Ru·dolf [vahl-tuh r rikh-ahrt roo-dawlf] /ˈvɑl tər ˈrɪx ɑrt ˈru dɔlf/, 1894–1987, German official in the Nazi party.
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Examples from the Web for hess
Hess concludes, “the vilest [online] communications are still disproportionately lobbed at women.”Will the Internet Ever Be Safe for Women?
August 28, 2014
These are household names, global corporate titans: Sony, Pepsi,Apple, Microsoft, Hess.Welcome to the Golden Age of Activist Investors
August 15, 2013
Both Hess and Shaffir are saying that women's prayer at the Western Wall is not top on the average Israeli's priority list.Women Of The Wall And The Culture Clash In Israel
March 13, 2013
Hess scoffs at the notion that friendships drive Washington dealmaking.Obama Could Ease D.C. Gridlock If He Socialized More, Critics Say
January 15, 2013
Shell, ExxonMobil, Hess, and other oil companies beat BP in getting Libyan oil licenses.Did BP Free the Lockerbie Bomber?
July 14, 2010
A hess, and a hay and a hell and a double ho, and a hen—saloon!Some Reminiscences of old Victoria
“I was telling you about our chair having been in the Hess family,” explained Sid.The Winning Touchdown
If your name is Hess, this young woman is not going back with you, and I warn you now to be off.
It was obvious that he could not send her back to the Hess farm nor hand her over to the authorities.
I wouldnt mind if old Hess was playing with us, said Bobby, with a grin.The Girls of Central High at Basketball
Gertrude W. Morrison
- Dame Myra. 1890–1965, English pianist
- (Walther Richard) Rudolf (ˈruːdɔlf). 1894–1987, German Nazi leader. He made a secret flight to Scotland (1941) to negotiate peace with Britain but was held as a prisoner of war; later sentenced to life imprisonment at the Nuremberg trials (1946); committed suicide
- Victor Francis. 1883–1964, US physicist, born in Austria: pioneered the investigation of cosmic rays: shared the Nobel prize for physics (1936)
Hess(hĕs)Walter Rudolf 1881-1973
- Swiss physiologist. He shared a 1949 Nobel Prize for his research on the brain's control of the body.
- American geologist who studied the sea floor and developed the theory of sea-floor spreading in 1960. Hess theorized that sea floors were constantly renewed by the flow of magma from the Earth's mantle through the oceanic rifts. This hypothesis became an important component of the theory of plate tectonics.
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