from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Lee, Ann Known as "Mother Ann.” 1736-1784. British religious leader and founder (1776) of the Shakers in America.
- Lee, Charles 1731-1782. British-born American Revolutionary general whose performance at the Battle of Monmouth (1778), when he ordered a retreat instead of attacking, brought about his court-martial and dismissal.
- Lee, Gypsy Rose 1914-1970. American burlesque entertainer who also wrote best-selling mystery novels, including The G-String Murders (1941).
- Lee, Henry Known as "Lighthorse Harry.” 1756-1818. American Revolutionary politician and soldier. He served in the Virginia legislature (1785-1788 and 1789-1791) and as governor of Virginia (1792-1795).
- Lee, Kwan Yew Born 1923. Singaporean lawyer. Upon negotiating Singapore's independence from Great Britain, he became the republic's first prime minister (1959-1990).
- Lee, (Nelle) Harper Born 1926. American writer. Her novel To Kill a Mockingbird (1960), dealing with racial injustice in the South, won a Pulitzer Prize.
- Lee, Richard Henry 1732-1794. American Revolutionary leader who proposed the resolution calling for the independence of the American colonies from England (1776).
- Lee, Robert Edward 1807-1870. American Confederate general in the Civil War. He won victories at Bull Run (1862), Fredericksburg (1862), and Chancellorsville (1863) before surrendering to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox (1865).
- Lee, Shelton Jackson Known as "Spike.” Born 1957. American director, screenwriter, and actor whose films, including Do the Right Thing (1989) and Malcolm X (1992), explore American racism.
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- proper n. An English topographic surname for someone who lived near a meadow (the Anglo-Saxon for meadow being ley or leag).
- proper n. A surname of Chinese origin, a variant of 李 (pinyin: Lǐ) and other less common names such as 黎 (Lí) and 理 (Lǐ)
- proper n. A surname of Korean origin, a variant of Rhee (Hanja: 李; Hangul: 이 & 리)
- proper n. A male given name derived from the surname, or a nickname for names such as Leo and Leroy
- proper n. A female given name popular in conjoined names such as Lee Ann or Mary Lee.
- proper n. Any of various place names, including a river in England, and a river in Co. Cork, Ireland.
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