Tuesday, 16 July 2019

838) Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald

Admiral Thomas Cochrane, 10th Earl of Dundonald, Marquess of Maranhão, (1775 – 1860), styled Lord Cochrane between 1778 and 1831. British naval flag officer of the Royal Navy. He was a daring and successful captain of the Napoleonic Wars, leading Napoleon to nickname him Le Loup des Mers ('The Sea Wolf'). He was successful in virtually all his naval actions.
He was dismissed from the Royal Navy in 1814 following a controversial conviction for fraud on the Stock Exchange. He helped organise and lead the rebel navies of Chile and Brazil during their respective successful wars of independence through the 1820s. While in charge of the Chilean Navy, Cochrane also contributed to Peruvian Independence through the Freedom Expedition of Perú.
In 1832, he was pardoned by the Crown and reinstated in the Royal Navy with the rank of Rear Admiral of the Blue. After several more promotions, he died in 1860 with the rank of Admiral of the Red, and the honorary title of Rear-Admiral of the United Kingdom.
His life and exploits inspired the naval fiction of 19th- and 20th-century novelists, particularly the figures of C. S. Forester's Horatio Hornblower and Patrick O'Brian's protagonist Jack Aubrey.

- "The youth was 6 foot 2, with a mop of distinctive red hair, dreamy yet penetrating blue eyes, a prominent hook nose..."  https://books.google.it/books…

- "He must have been an amazing sight to his enemies, towering over six feet with red hair."  https://tarnmoor.com/tag/lord-cochrane/

- "The same qualities that made this 6'2" Scottish captain, with his shock of red hair and his outspoken opinions such an excellent commander proved to be something of a liability in the rarefied atmosphere of Westminster."  http://www.scottishessays.co.uk/lord-thomas-cochrane-rn--sc…

- "At age forty-eight his mop of red hair was still thick, but turning gray."  https://books.google.it/books…

837) Marianne Moore

Marianne Craig Moore (1887 – 1972). American modernist poet, critic, translator, and editor. Her poetry is noted for formal innovation, precise diction, irony, and wit.

- "... side by side with a portrait of Marianne Moore, seen first ''with her bright red hair / in braids wound twice around her head, / as long as that. She's the same age as my mother.' ' https://archive.nytimes.com/…/03/revi…/970803.03tillint.html

- "I had never seen a picture of Miss Moore; all I knew was that she had red hair and usually wore a wide-brimmed hat."  https://www.brainpickings.org/…/elizabeth-bishop-efforts-o…/

- "Marianne a stick of a woman, fence rail with a magnificent head of red hair..."  https://books.google.it/books…

836) Sara Osborne White

Sara Osborne White (d.1942). American schoolteacher and first wife of novelist and journalist Theodore Dreiser. After proposing in 1893, he married her on December 28, 1898, but ultimately separated in 1909, partly as a result of Dreiser's infatuation with Thelma Cudlipp, the teenage daughter of a colleague.

- "On the train to Chicago, Dreiser was immediately attracted to Sara's auburn hair, serene, almond-shaped eyes, and calmly alert demeanor. https://epdf.pub/a-theodore-dreiser-encyclopedia.html

- "Nicknamed “Jug,” Sara was a gentle, quiet, auburn-haired woman..."  https://www.vqronline.org/making-novelist

- "She was in white, with a mass of sunny red hair."  https://digital.library.unt.edu/…/…/1002773849-Crimmings.pdf

- "... Dreiser fell in love with her figure, dark eyes, and thick red hair (it was this last feature which led her friends and family to call her by the nickname "Jug," for her hair was so thick around her face that it was said to resemble a red jug)."  https://www.library.upenn.edu/…/dreis…/findingaid/tdbio.html

- "Her family had nicknamed her Jug, for her shiny, jug-colored auburn hair."  https://books.google.it/books…

835) Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892 – 1950). American poet and playwright. She received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1923, the third woman to win the award for poetry and the first since the official establishment of the Pulitzer Prize in 1922. She used the pseudonym Nancy Boyd for her prose work. The poet Richard Wilbur asserted, "She wrote some of the best sonnets of the century."

- "Famous for her red hair, green eyes and unabashed sensuality, she was known as “the gamine of Greenwich Village.”  https://lithub.com/everything-i-know-about-sex-i-learned-f…/

- "When Edna St. Vincent Millay read her poetry, crowds gathered to hear her thrilling voice and to see the tiny figure with the milky white skin and the bright red hair..."  https://www.nytimes.com/…/romantic-rebel-jazz-age-two-biogr…

- "A friend remembered seeing her red hair flying as she ran down MacDougal Street..."  https://medium.com/…/the-flame-edna-st-vincent-millays-cand…

- "Young and beautiful, red-haired with a matching fire in her heart, Edna St. Vincent Millay brilliant Bohemian poetess and playwright is an idol of the young during the 1920s through the 1940s."  https://allthingsoflife.com/edna-st-vincent-millay-brillia…/

- "Her mane of red hair and enormous gray-green eyes added to the impression of frailty, and her stubborn mouth and chin made her seem austere, almost to the point of grimness."  https://www.classicreader.com/author/147/about/

- "In January of 1918 he bedded green-eyed, red-haired Edna St. Vincent Millay, whose poem "Renascence" had burst like a bombshell on the literary scene."  http://notorc.blogspot.com/…/floyd-dell-respectable-radical…

834) Sara Teasdale

Sara Teasdale (1884 – 1933). American lyric poet. She was born Sarah Trevor Teasdale and used the name Sara Teasdale Filsinger after her marriage in 1914.
In 1918 she won a Special Pulitzer for Letters for her 1917 poetry collection Love Songs, which is now considered the earliest Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (inaugurated 1922).
She died by suicide in 1933, overdosing on sleeping pills.

- "Frail, of middle height, shy and intense, with large brown eyes, auburn hair and a mischievous sense of humor, Sara Teasdale made many friends among the literati."  https://books.google.it/books…

- "Her hair has been described variously as auburn and sandy, but a lock of it, preserved, is a light reddish-brown with glinting highlights of red and gold. 'It isn't a very aggressive color' she wrote to John Myers O'Hara, 'in fact it looks almost brown sometimes, tho' it flames very much in the sunlight; and - I'm afraid there's no denying it - it is surely red'."  https://books.google.it/books…

833) Maxwell Bodenheim

Maxwell Bodenheim (1892 – 1954). American poet and novelist. A literary figure in Chicago, he later went to New York where he became known as the King of Greenwich Village Bohemians. His writing brought him international notoriety during the Jazz Age of the 1920s.

- "He became the red-haired wonder , the darling of the muse, and the favorite of the free-love faddists who huddled in basements of Chicago’s Bohemia."  https://hobohemiadotblog.wordpress.com/…/inside-detective-…/

- "He was young and slim with sandy red hair and pale, baleful blue eyes, and women jammed tiny candlelit rooms in the Village when he gave readings of his poems."  http://www.gadflyonline.com/…/lastwe…/bondenheimfeature.html

832) Leopold Figl

Leopold Figl (1902 – 1965). Austrian politician of the Austrian People's Party (Christian Democrats) and the first Federal Chancellor after World War II. He was also the youngest Federal Chancellor of Austria after the war.

- "Diminutive red-headed Dr. Leopold Figl will to-day form a new Austrian coalition Government." https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspap…/article/134167800/10078032

- "We were ushered into an office in which a number of people were awaiting us, in the center of them a stocky little red- haired man with a jovial smile and a funny moustache, who lifted up a glass of wine and immediately proceeded to toast our arrival. We were the first Americans he had seen since the war, and he was determined to make an occasion of it. The man. of course, was Staatssekretaer Figl."  https://www.afsa.org/s…/default/files/fsj-1953-07-july_0.pdf

- "... described him as a small red-headed man with sharp fox-like features and a red mustache..."  https://books.google.it/books…