from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Knox, Henry 1750-1806. American Revolutionary soldier who transported 55 captured British cannon from Fort Ticonderoga, New York, to Boston, where George Washington used them to force the British to evacuate the city (1776).
- Knox, John 1514?-1572. Scottish religious reformer and founder of Scottish Presbyterianism. While living in exile (1553-1559) during the reign of Mary Queen of Scots, a Catholic, he came under the influence of John Calvin. Returning to Scotland (1559), Knox led the struggle for religious reform. With the drafting of the Confessions of Faith (1560), Protestantism became the established religion in Scotland.
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- proper n. a Scottish surname
- proper n. a male given name derived from the surname
- proper n. county in Maine and Tennessee
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- n. Scottish theologian who founded Presbyterianism in Scotland and wrote a history of the Reformation in Scotland (1514-1572)
Old English cnocc ("round hill") (Wiktionary)