16 May 1896–1974 (Age 77) Eastbourne, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
The Life of Greatham Douglas
When Greatham Douglas Bishop was born on 16 May 1896, in Eastbourne, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, his father, Charles Greetham Bishop, was 31 and his mother, Ethel Weeden, was 26. He died in 1974, in his hometown, at the age of 78.
The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.
London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
WWI ends in November with armistice. The number of UK war dead runs to several hundred thousand.
English: from Middle English biscop, Old English bisc(e)op ‘bishop’, which comes via Latin from Greek episkopos ‘overseer’. The Greek word was adopted early in the Christian era as a title for an overseer of a local community of Christians, and has yielded cognates in every European language: French évêque, Italian vescovo, Spanish obispo, Russian yepiskop, German Bischof, etc. The English surname has probably absorbed at least some of these continental European cognates. The word came to be applied as a surname for a variety of reasons, among them service in the household of a bishop, supposed resemblance in bearing or appearance to a bishop, and selection as the ‘boy bishop’ on St. Nicholas's Day.