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Fray Agustín Íñigo Abbad y Lasierra - (1754-1813)
Spanish religious, born in Estadilla (Huesca) 19 April 1745 and died 13 October 1813 in Ribarroja (Valencia).LifeSon of Francisco Abbad and María Teresa Lasierra, historian younger brother Manuel Abbad y Lasierra, studied philosophy at the University of Zaragoza, became Benedictine in the monastery of Nájera, continued the study of philosophy in the College of San Juan de Poyo (Pontevedra). In the Irache University he studied theology and Canon law, after which he graduated master of Arts and Read more...

Fray Manuel Abbad y Lasierra - (1729-1806)
Spanish religious, born in Estadilla (Huesca) in 1729 and brother of fray Iñigo. He studied at Calatayud and Huesca, taking his degree in Canon law. He entered the Benedictine order at the monastery of San Juan de la Peña. By Real on June 1, 1771 cell authorized you to examine the archives and libraries of the Benedectine cloister and later of all prior of Santa María de Meyá (1773) Espana.fue, first bishop of Ibiza (1783), Bishop of Astorga (1797), Grand Inquisitor (1793-1794) and member of Read more...

Claudio Abbado - (1933-2014)
Italian Orchestra conductor born in Milan on June 26, 1933 and died in Bologna on January 20, 2014.After discovering his musical vocation at the age of eight, he joined the Giuseppe Verdi Conservatory of his native city, where he followed studies in piano, composition and conducting. After completing these, in 1955, he went to Vienna, where he followed masterclasses with Hans Swarowsky. In 1958 he received the Koussevitzky award at Tanglewood (United States), after which he returned to Italy, wh Read more...

Nicola Abbagnano - (1901-1990)
Italian Existentialist philosopher. He studied in Naples, as a disciple of A. Aliotta. After teaching for three years, he taught history of philosophy in the University of Turin. Was one of the first who faced Italy in the themes of Existentialism, contributing thus to overcome the dominance of idealism. After the second world war, he came to American pragmatism and utilitarianism. Its positive Existentialism wants to be a synthesis between these trends and the theme of Existentialism. Against n Read more...

Abbas-Ben-Abdelmottalib - (566-652)
Uncle and disciple of Muhammad, born in Mecca by the years of 566 and died in 652. It is celebrated in Muslim history by his private virtues, for the support that provided his nephew Mohammed, and glory find his descendants the illustrious dynasty of the Abbasids. At the age of fourteen years, he lost his father and succeeded him in the important post of sicaya, which consisted in distributing the pilgrims the sacred water taken wasn't well. When Muhammad started his preaching, Abbas, although h Read more...

Abbas El Fassi - (1940 -VVVV)
Moroccan politician, born in Berkane, Morocco, on September 18, 1940. Prime Minister of Morocco since September 17, 2007.He studied primary and secondary in Kenitra and Tangier. Later, he studied law at Mohamed V University in Rabat, which came to preside over the General Union of students in Morocco (UGEM). In 1972, was Secretary general of the Moroccan League of the rights of man, during the reign of Hassan II, which was characterized by repression as a result two military coup attempts. From Read more...

Farhat Abbas - (1894-1985)
Pharmacist and Algerian politician born on August 24, 1894 in Taher, near Constantine, and died on December 24, 1985 in Algiers. He was one of the top leaders of the nationalist movement in his country, and played an outstanding role in the prolonged struggle that held Algeria to independence from France. It was also the first President of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Algeria.Member of a traditional Muslim family, Farhat Abbas was the son of an official of the civil service of t Read more...

Abbas Hilmi II - (1874-1944)
Last Egyptian khedive born in Alexandria on July 14, 1874 and died in Geneva in 1944. It was khedive of Egypt between 1892 and 1914. For the most part his Government was a mere puppet, subjected to the direct control of the British authorities. His full name was Abbas Hilmi Pasha.He was son of Mehemet Tawfiq, khedive of Egypt, and the Princess Emineh Hanen. He received a Western education. He was educated with his brother in the Colegio Teresiano of Vienna. After the death of his father, that to Read more...

Sha de Persia Abbas I - (1571-1629)
Fifth sovereign of Persia belonging to the dynasty Safawi, called the great, born January 27, 1571 and died January 19, 1629. Son of Shah Mohamed Khodabendeh.In 1576, when Abbas was only seven years old, the ThamaspShah, died. Thamasp was a sovereign victorious but cruel; fearful, it did lock up your children to prevent it to betray him and they arose him the throne, yet could not avoid to die murdered. On the death of Thamasp, children are engaged in a civil war over succession. The first attac Read more...

King of Persia Abbas II - (1629-1666)
Sovereign of Persia, born in 1629 and died in 1666. He succeeded his father Sefy I, at the age of 13 in 1642. His reign, which lasted 24 years, was peaceful. That monarch loved arts and pleasures, painted quite well and was also an excellent Turner, and calligrapher, but surrendered to drunkenness, and in their orgies committing bloody atrocities. A day did cut the tongue to which took care of his pipe by a lack of respect, other, did put in the fireplace to the most beautiful of your favorite b Read more...

King of Persia Abbas III - (1732-1736)
King of Persia born in 1732 and died in March 1736. He was the son of the also King Tahmasp II; It was proclaimed monarch by the Nadir Kuli Turkmen general when just he had a few months of age, after the forced abdication of his father having lost several Northwest Territories before the Turks. Given the low age of Abbas III, who was also ill-health, own Nadir was proclaimed Regent after sending the child to the region of Jurasan, dedicating it to recover the lands conquered by the Turks. Finall Read more...

Mahmud Abbás - (1935 -VVVV)
Lawyer and Palestinian politician, born on March 26, 1935 in Safed, Galilee. He was President (rais) of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA).In 1948, in the midst of the Arab-Israeli conflict which led to the creation of the State of Israel, the family of Abbas moved to Syria. There he studied and graduated from the University of Damascus, before going to Egypt to study law. In the 1970s used a grant for studies at the Moscow State University where he received a doctorate for his controversi Read more...

Abbas-Mirza - (1783-1833)
Crown Prince to the throne of Persia, son of Feth-Ali, born in 1783 and died in 1833. Despite being the third child, his father declared him successor, as his mother, a Princess of the Royal tribe of the Kadjars, and their rights were guaranteed by Russia, in 1814. Commanded the armies of his father in the wars with Russia and, when peace was agreed, went to Tehran a Russian Embassy, whose individuals perished mostly killed by the people. Then, Abbas-Mirza traveled to Russia to surrender in expi Read more...

Per Abbat - (ca. s. XII-ca. s. XIII)
Scribe that could live the final years of the 12th century and the beginning of the 13th. His name appears on the explicit or closure of the manuscript of the Cantar de Mio Cid, so it does correspond to this scribe who copied the model part of the preserved Codex; that primitive copy would have executed in 1207. Today seem to forgotten the theses of Ramón Menéndez Pidal (who thought Per Abbat was the copyist's manuscript preserved, belonging to the 14th century) and of the neoindividualista Co Read more...

Balde-Angelo de Abbate - (s. XVI)
Italian, natural doctor of Gubbio, who lived at the end of the 16th century. Practiced his profession, first in his hometown and then in Pesaro, where he received the title of first doctor of the Duke of Urbino. Some of his works are preserved. Read more...

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