Stephen

[stee-vuh n]
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noun

Saint,died a.d. c35, first Christian martyr.
Saint,c975–1038, first king of Hungary 997–1038.
Stephen of Blois, 1097?–1154, king of England 1135–54.
Sir Leslie,1832–1904, English critic, biographer, and philosopher.
a male given name.

Stephen I

noun

Saint,died a.d. 257?, pope 254–257.

Stephen II

noun

died a.d. 757, pope 752–757.

Stephen III

noun

died a.d. 772, pope 768–772.

Stephen IV

noun

died a.d. 817, pope 816–817.

Stephen V

noun

died a.d. 891, pope 885–891.

Stephen VI

noun

died a.d. 897, pope 896–897.

Stephen VII

noun

died a.d. 931, pope 928–931.

Stephen VIII

noun

died a.d. 942, pope 939–942.

Stephen IX

noun

died 1058, pope 1057–58.
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Stephen

noun

?1097–1154, king of England (1135–54); grandson of William the Conqueror. He seized the throne on the death of Henry I, causing civil war with Henry's daughter Matilda. He eventually recognized her son (later Henry II) as his successor
Saint. died ?35 ad, the first Christian martyr. Feast day: Dec 26 or 27
Saint, Hungarian name István. ?975–1038 ad, first king of Hungary as Stephen I (997–1038). Feast day: Aug 16 or 20
Sir Leslie. 1832–1904, English biographer, critic, and first editor of the Dictionary of National Biography; father of the novelist Virginia Woolf
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Word Origin and History for stephen

Stephen

masc. proper name, from Latin Stephanus, from Greek Stephanos, from stephanos "crown, garland." Exclusively a monk's name in Old English, it became common after the Conquest.

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