Oesel

Oesel, a marshy, well-wooded island at the mouth of the Gulf of Riga, in the Baltic, 45 m. long and 25 m. of average breadth; has some low hills and precipitous coasts; Arensburg (4), on the SE. shore, is the only town; Danish from 1559, the island passed to Sweden in 1645 and to Russia in 1721; the wealthier classes are of German descent.

Population (circa 1900) given as 51,000.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Oersted, Hans Christian * Offa's Dyke
O'Donnell, Leopold
Odyssey
Œcolampadius, Joannes
Œdipus
Œhlenschläger, Adam Gottlob
Oehler, Gustav
Œil-de-bœuf
Œland
Œnonë
Oersted, Hans Christian
Oesel
Offa's Dyke
Offenbach, Jacques
Offertory
Ofterdingen, Heinrich von
Ogham
Oglethorpe, James Edward
Ogowe`
O'Groat's House, John
Ogyges
Ogygia