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city (1990 pop. 16,768), seat of Defiance co., NW Ohio, at the confluence of the Auglaize and Maumee rivers, in a farm area; settled 1790, inc. 1836. Its manufactures include machinery and food, fabricated-metal, and glass products. Gen. Anthony WayneWayne, Anthony,
1745–96, American Revolutionary general, b. Chester co., Pa. Impetuous and hot-headed, Wayne was sometimes known as "mad Anthony," but he was an able general. Early Career

Not inclined toward academic studies, Wayne became a surveyor in 1763.
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 built Fort Defiance in 1794. Defiance College is in the city. A Johnny Appleseed festival is held annually.


Becket, Thomasà
(c. 1118–1170) uncompromisingly defended the rights of the Church against King Henry II. [Br. Hist.: NCE, 2735]
Mahon, Christopher
defies his father twice, knocking him out with a blow on the head. [Irish Drama: J. M. Synge The Playboy of the Western World in Magill I, 758]
Man for All Seasons, A
Sir Thomas More (1478–1535) refuses to acknowledge Henry VIII as supreme head of the church. [Br. Hist.: Benét, 686; Br. Drama: Robert Bolt A Man for All Seasons in On Stage, 439]
Tell, William
Swiss patriot refused to salute the Austrian governor’s cap. [Swiss Legend: Brewer Dictionary, 885]
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