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Sidney,city (1990 pop. 18,710), seat of Shelby co., W central Ohio, on the Great Miami River, in a farm area; founded 1811, inc. 1834. Refrigerator parts and machinery are among the items produced there.
1. Algernon. 1622--83, English Whig politician, beheaded for his supposed part in the Rye House Plot to assassinate Charles II and the future James II: author of Discourses Concerning Government (1689)
2. Sir Philip. 1554--86, English poet, courtier, and soldier. His works include the pastoral romance Arcadia (1590), the sonnet sequence Astrophel and Stella (1591), and The Defence of Poesie (1595), one of the earliest works of literary criticism in English