Francis Hopkinson


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American Revolutionary leader and patriot

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According to Twain, he got a "good lashing in the Swedish press" when Gripenburg published an account of her encounter with Clemens in a Swedish newspaper and erroneously attributed the story to him instead of Francis Hopkinson Smith: "for it was shown that Boccaccio had told that very story, in his curt and meager fashion, five hundred years before Smith took hold of it and made a good and tellable thing out of it" (1894, 446).
Some historians think Francis Hopkinson, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, actually designed the flag.
Some historians believe the first flag was sewn by Betsy Ross, a Philadelphia seamstress, while most feel the design more likely came from Francis Hopkinson, a New Jersey delegate to the Continental Congress, who signed the Declaration of Independence, and was a recognized designer.
Led by Francis Hopkinson, a young Congressman from New Jersey, the committee fashioned a gorgeous and meaningful flag.
Francis Hopkinson (1737-1791): known as "The Father of the Stars and Stripes" for designing the first American flag.
As might be expected, English composers dominate the list, but two Americans, Francis Hopkinson and James Lyon, also appear there.
In March 1785 Judge Francis Hopkinson wrote to Rittenhouse describing a puzzling optical phenomenon.
None of them was more versatile than Francis Hopkinson, a musician and poet, accomplished harpsichordist, and leader of musical pursuits in Philadelphia.
a satirical poem by <IR> FRANCIS HOPKINSON </IR> .
The American struggle for freedom was accompanied by much literary activity, most of it political in nature, as seen in the works of Thomas Paine, John Trumbull, and Francis Hopkinson (1737 - 91).
It traces this construction through two eighteenth-century trails (the trials of John Peter Zenger, 1735, and of Eleazer Oswald, 1783) and examines juries as they have been regarded in the literary efforts of two early American judges--a poem by Francis Hopkinson.
Channel 4's drama chief Francis Hopkinson said: "It will make it much easier to film.
Francis Hopkinson, Channel 4's senior commissioning editor for drama, said the Princess Margaret biopic was based on interviews as well as research from existing sources.
In the 1920s and 1930s the celebration of four anniversaries--the centennial of the birth of Stephen Foster (1826-1864), the bicentennials of the births of George Washington (1732-1799) and Francis Hopkinson (1737-1791), and the sesquicentennial of the founding of the United States--increased interest in related antiquarian artifacts, and brought the musical contributions of two Pennsylvania composers to the attention of a general audience.