Definition of Van Doren in English:

Van Doren

Syllabification: Van Dor·en
Pronunciation: /van ˈdôrən
1The name of a family of US writers and teachers.
1.1 Carl (Clinton) Van Doren ( 1885–1950), historian and literary critic, noted as the author of the biography Benjamin Franklin (1938).
1.2 Mark (Albert) Van Doren ( 1894–1972), poet and educator; son of Carl. His work is compiled in Collected Poems (1939).
1.3 Charles (Lincoln) Van Doren ( 1926-), writer and educator; son of Mark. He was involved in a quiz show scandal for having been given the answers prior to his appearances on television’s Twenty One in 1957.

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