(1855-1916) US idealist philosopher who in The Conception of God 1895 and The Conception of Immortality 1900 interpreted Christianity in philosophical terms.
Born in Grass Valley, California, Royce taught at the University of California and Harvard University. His philosophy saw God as cosmic purpose, which man embraces.
(Frederick) (1863-1933) British engineer, who so impressed Charles Rolls by the automobile he built 1904 that Rolls-Royce Ltd was formed 1906 to produce automobiles and aeroengines.
Royce was born in Huntingdonshire and became an apprentice engineer with the Great Northern Railway. He worked on the pioneer scheme 1882–83 to light London's streets with electricity, and as chief electrical engineer on the project to light the streets of Liverpool. In 1884 he founded the firm of F H Royce and Company, manufacturing electric cranes and dynamos. He built three automobiles of his first design 1904 and soon afterwards teamed up with Rolls.