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Lánczos, Cornelius

Lánczos, Cornelius (Kornél) (1893–1974), theoretical physicist, was born 2 February 1893 in Székesfehérvár, Hungary, eldest of five children of Carolus Löwy, lawyer, and Adél Hahn. During the early 1900s the family changed their name to Lánczos, a Hungarian form of the Jewish name Löwy…

Lynch, Walter

Lynch, Walter (1593?–1663), catholic bishop of Clonfert, was the son of James Lynch, a merchant of Galway city, and his wife, Appollonia. He was educated first in Galway and then at the Irish college at Lisbon, where he studied philosophy. On returning to Ireland, he acted as a…