BELL, Gertrude
(1886–1926)
   British traveler, administrator, and archaeologist. Her linguistic abilities and independent means allowed her to travel widely in the Ottoman provinces of the Middle East, summarized in her book, The Desert and the Sown (1907). In 1915 she became a member of the Arab Bureau, along with T. E. Lawrence, and political officer in the British Army. Having been instrumental in setting up the kingdom of Iraq in 1921, she remained in Baghdad until her death. She founded the Museum of Iraq as well as the British School of Archaeology in Iraq.

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  • Bell, Gertrude — born July 14, 1868, Washington Hall, Durham, Eng. died July 12, 1926, Baghdad, Iraq British traveler, writer, and colonial administrator. After graduating from Oxford, she journeyed throughout the Middle East. After World War I she wrote a well… …   Universalium

  • Bell, Gertrude — (14 jul. 1868, Washington Hall, Durham, Inglaterra–12 jul. 1926, Bagdad, Irak). Viajera, escritora y funcionaria colonial británica. Después de graduarse en Oxford, viajó por todo el Medio Oriente. Tras la primera guerra mundial, escribió un… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Bell, Gertrude L. — (1868 1926)    A noted English diplomat and scholar whose championing of archaeologists and founding of a major museum in Iraq greatly advanced modern studies of ancient Mesopotamia. Bell early made a name for herself by becoming the first woman… …   Ancient Mesopotamia dictioary

  • Gertrude Bell — Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell CBE (July 14, 1868 – July 12, 1926) was a British writer, traveller, political analyst, administrator in Arabia, and an archaeologist who mapped and identified Anatolian and Mesopotamian ruins. She was appointed… …   Wikipedia

  • Gertrude Bell — Gertrude Bell. Gertrude Margaret Lowthian Bell (14 de julio de 1868, Durham 12 de julio de 1926, Bagdad) fue una escritora, viajera, politóloga y administradora colonial británica. Luego de graduarse en la facultad Lady Margaret Hall, viajó a… …   Wikipedia Español

  • gertrude — /gerr troohd/, n. a slip or underdress for infants. [1925 30, Amer.; special use of GERTRUDE] * * * (as used in expressions) Bell Gertrude Ederle Gertrude Caroline Elion Gertrude Belle Jekyll Gertrude Lawrence Gertrude Mayer Maria Gertrude Maria… …   Universalium

  • Gertrude — /gerr troohd/, n. a female given name: from Germanic words meaning spear and strength. * * * (as used in expressions) Bell Gertrude Ederle Gertrude Caroline Elion Gertrude Belle Jekyll Gertrude Lawrence Gertrude Mayer Maria Gertrude Maria… …   Universalium

  • Gertrude — (as used in expressions) Bell, Gertrude Ederle, Gertrude (Caroline) Elion, Gertrude (Belle) Jekyll, Gertrude Lawrence, Gertrude Mayer, Maria (Gertrude) Maria (Gertrude) Goeppert Gertrude Malissa Nix Pridgett Stein, Gertrude Whitney, Gertrude… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • bell — bell1 bell less, adj. /bel/, n. 1. a hollow instrument of cast metal, typically cup shaped with a flaring mouth, suspended from the vertex and rung by the strokes of a clapper, hammer, or the like. 2. the stroke or sound of such an instrument: We …   Universalium

  • Bell — /bel/, n. 1. Acton /ak teuhn/, pen name of Anne Brontë. 2. Alexander Graham, 1847 1922, U.S. scientist, born in Scotland: inventor of the telephone. 3. (Arthur) Clive (Howard), 1881 1964, English critic of literature and art. 4. Currer /kerr… …   Universalium

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