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Gabriel British & World English

(In the Bible) the archangel who foretold the birth of Jesus to the Virgin Mary (Luke 1:26-38), and who also appeared to Zacharias, father of John the Baptist, and to Daniel; (in Islam) the archangel who revealed the Koran to the Prophet Muhammad

San Gabriel British & World English

A city in southwestern California, east of Los Angeles; population 40,445 (est. 2008)

Fauré, Gabriel British & World English

(1845–1924), French composer and organist; full name Gabriel Urbain Fauré. His best-known work is the Requiem (1887) for solo voices, choir, and orchestra; he also wrote songs, piano pieces, chamber music, and incidental music for the theatre

Duvall, Gabriel British & World English

(1752–1844), US Supreme Court associate justice 1811–35. Before being appointed to the Court by President Madison, he was a member of the US House of Representatives 1794–96

García Márquez, Gabriel British & World English

(1927–2014), Colombian novelist; full name Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez. His works include One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967), a classic example of magic realism, and Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1981). Nobel Prize for Literature (1982)

San Gabriel Mountains British & World English

A range in southern California, north of (and partly in) the city of Los Angeles. Mount San Antonio, at 10,080 feet (3,105 m), is the high point. The Mount Wilson observatory is here

Lippmann, Gabriel Jonas British & World English

(1845–1921), French physicist. He is best known today for his production of the first fully orthochromatic colour photograph in 1893

Rossetti, Dante Gabriel British & World English

(1828–82), English painter and poet; full name Gabriel Charles Dante Rossetti. A founder member of the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood (1848), he is best known for his idealized images of women, including Beata Beatrix (circa 1863) and The Blessed Damozel (1871-9). He was the brother of Christina Rossetti

Mirabeau, Comte de British & World English

(1749–91), French revolutionary politician; born Honoré Gabriel Riqueti. Pressing for a form of constitutional monarchy, Mirabeau was prominent in the early days of the French Revolution

Gabriel Urbain Fauré in Fauré, Gabriel British & World English

(1845–1924), French composer and organist; full name Gabriel Urbain Fauré. His best-known work is the Requiem (1887) for solo voices, choir, and orchestra; he also wrote songs, piano pieces, chamber music, and incidental music for the theatre

Robert Gabriel Mugabe in Mugabe, Robert British & World English

(B.1924), Zimbabwean statesman, Prime Minister 1980-7 and President since 1987; full name Robert Gabriel Mugabe. He became Prime Minister in Zimbabwe’s first post-independence elections. In 1987 his party ZANU merged with ZAPU and Mugabe became executive President of a one-party state

Honoré Gabriel Riqueti in Mirabeau, Comte de British & World English

(1749–91), French revolutionary politician; born Honoré Gabriel Riqueti. Pressing for a form of constitutional monarchy, Mirabeau was prominent in the early days of the French Revolution

Gabriel Charles Dante Rossetti in Rossetti, Dante Gabriel British & World English

(1828–82), English painter and poet; full name Gabriel Charles Dante Rossetti. A founder member of the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood (1848), he is best known for his idealized images of women, including Beata Beatrix (circa 1863) and The Blessed Damozel (1871-9). He was the brother of Christina Rossetti

Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez in García Márquez, Gabriel British & World English

(1927–2014), Colombian novelist; full name Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez. His works include One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967), a classic example of magic realism, and Chronicle of a Death Foretold (1981). Nobel Prize for Literature (1982)