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Langley

[lang-lee]
Langley may refer to:

People

  • Langley is a surname, often a habitational name from any of the numerous places named with Old English lang (meaning ‘long’) + lēah (meaning ‘wood’ or ‘glade’).
  • Samuel Pierpont Langley, a scientist and early experimenter in manned flight
  • Thomas Langley, bishop of Durham, Cardinal and Lord Chancellor
  • Langley, a powerful Lancashire family who owned much land around Middleton and Prestwich near Manchester from the 14th Century, descended from the de Langleys, who came to Britain with William the Conqueror. The family included:
    • Sir Robert Langley, appointed Dean of York in 1386, though his appointment was blocked by Pope Boniface IX due to his part in the murder of King Richard II
    • Charles Langley, elected Bishop of London and Archbishop of York in 1404, despite opposition from Rome; the Pope went on to excommunicate Langley as well as the king, who had promoted him

Places

Langley is the name of several places:

Canada

France

England

Settlements

USA

Schools

Things

Ships

Two United States Navy ships have borne the name Langley, after the American scientific pioneer Samuel Pierpont Langley:

  • USS Langley (CV-1), the first aircraft carrier of the Navy, converted from the collier Jupiter in 1922, and sunk in February 1942 by the Japanese
  • USS Langley (CVL-27), a light aircraft carrier commissioned in 1943, active in World War II, and transferred to France in 1951

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