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Berenice Abbot - (1898-1991)
American photographer, born in Springfield (1898) and died in Florida (1991).LifeBerenice began his professional career as a sculptor. He studied in New York and then traveled to Europe. For two years, followed his training between Paris and Berlin. He settled in the "city of light", where he began to work as Assistant to Man Ray; It began so his career as a photographer.Its relationship with important personalities from the world of art and literature enabled him, between 1923 and 1925, making Read more...

Charles Greeley Abbot - (1872-1973)
American astronomer, born at Wilton (New Hampshire) on May 31, 1872, and died in Riverdale (Maryland) on December 17, 1973, famous for his work on solar energy and the influence of this on terrestrial temperatures.He studied at the Massachusetts Institute of technology, where he graduated in 1895, and he was then appointed Assistant to Samuel p. Langley, director of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. His entire career was developed in this institution, which helped give great prestige. H Read more...

Francis Ellingwood Abbot - (1836-1903)
Philosopher and American thinker, whose most important works are: Religion and Science (1874), Scientific Theism (1885), The way out of Agnosticism, or the Philosophy of Free Religion (1890) and The syllogistic Philophy or Prolegomena to Science (2 vol., 1906). Abbot promoted a "realism" or "scientific rationalism", anticipating Peirce with an epistemology based on the analysis of the objectivity of relations and a critique of nominalism. He argued that there are realities absolute, as space and Read more...

Mauricio Abbot - (¿-1640)
Director of the East India Company, died in 1640. In 1618 he took an active part in the conclusion of the Treaty with the Dutch, concerning trade in the Moluccan Islands. In 1628 he was contractor of customs, and the following year member of the Council for the establishment in Virginia. It was the first Knight of the reign of Carlos I. In 1625 was appointed him representative of the city of London and Lord corregidor in 1638. Read more...

Roberto Abbot - (1560-1617)
English theologian, born at Ghildford in 1560 and died in 1617. King James appointed him his chaplain and was satisfied the book of Abbot De Antichristo, which had reprinted it along with his own work the revelation. In 1609 he was elected principal of Baliol College, Oxford and in 1612, Professor in theology at the University, where he published his work the supremacy of the Kings, against Bellarmine and Suárez. He died at the age of fifty-seven and was buried in Salisbury Cathedral, where he Read more...

Samuel Abbot - (1762-1803)
English painter, born in 1762 and died in 1803. It applied exclusively to the painting of portraits. Among his most notable works are portraits of Nelson and Cooper. Golf players. Samuel Abbot. Read more...

Bud Abbot - (1896-1974)
Actor of theatre and cinema American, born in Asbury Park (New Jersey) on October 2, 1896 and died in Woodland Hills (California) on April 24, 1974, which was real name William Alexander Abbott.LifeHe was the friend of Costello in all stories which starred together. He tried to always cause the most ridiculous situations for his cast mate, gags that found an important echo in the American spectators. They were, in the distance, the followers of the stories of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, but th Read more...

George Abbott - (1887-1995)
Producer and theatre director, director and us screenwriter, born in Forestville (New York) on June 25, 1887 and died in the same city, on January 31, 1995.Life.He studied at the universities of Rochester and Harvard, showing a special interest in literature and theatre, field this will be devoted to that from an early age as an actor and author. As professional actor began at the Fulton Theatre in New York, in 1913. Broadway welcomed him for decades, demonstrating a great literary creativity wh Read more...

Thomas Abbt - (1738-1766)
German man of letters, born in Ulm in 1738 and died in Buckebourg in 1766.He studied theology at the University of Halle, and was then applied to the philosophy and mathematics. In 1760 he was appointed substitute Professor of philosophy at Frankfurt on the Oder; He then served discipline of mathematics in Rinteln. Tired of the sciences, he studied law and visited Switzerland and France. Lessing he contributed to the development of the German language. He died very young. His main works are enti Read more...

Abd-El-Aziz - (¿-717)
Second Arab viceroy of Spain, died in the year 717. He supported his father Muza, Lieutenant of the Caliph Walid I, in the conquest of Spain, and seized in 713 of the provinces of Jaén, Murcia and Granada. He defeated Teodomiro, Prince Goth, in the plains of Cartagena, and took Zaragoza, which finished in part the conquest of the Iberian Peninsula. He married Egilona, widow of Rodrigo, late Gothic King. It was proclaimed King and was murdered. Read more...

King of la taifa de Huelva Abd al-Aziz al-Bakri - (ca. 980-ca. 1055)
Only Goldcrest of the taifa of Huelva, born about 980 and died after the 1052.Belonging to a prominent family in Huelva, it was power in Huelva at the start of the civil wars that led to the breakdown of the Caliphate of Cordoba and was proclaimed sovereign of the city in 1013, adopting the title of Izz al - Dawla. During his forty years of reign extended his power and fame, even in 1052 al - Mu' mu'tadid of Seville conquered Huelva, allowing al - Bakri remain in the important notes on the taifa Read more...

Emir de Túnez Abd al-Aziz I Abu Faris - (1283)
Fifth emir hafsi of Tunisia (1283), ascended the throne in the year 1283 after his father Ibrahim I (1279-1283) by notables of the realm to be compelled to abdicate in his favour by its poor management and inability to face the usurper Ahmad Ibn Marzuq, who claimed the paternity of the former emir Yahya II (1277-1279). His Kingdom barely lasted a few months, since he was executed, along with his father, by order of the usurper to gain all the power. Read more...

Abd al-Aziz Ibn Saud III - (1881-1953)
Founder and first King of Saudi Arabia born in Riyadh in 1881 and died in Taif on November 9, 1953. His full name was Abd al - Aziz Ibn Saud. The determination of their predecessors, made his own family that he sent in the Saudi state of Neyed, extend the Wahabi Islamic creed. It was a Muslim Puritan whose life was marked by the word of Allah. He was the founder of the State of Saudi Arabia and started the exploitation of oil in the country. It established a Kingdom whose oil made him become one Read more...

Abd al-Malik - (ca. 973-1008)
Military leader of al - Andalus, firstborn son of Almanzor, born approximately in the 973 and died in 1008. It governed, occupying the position of hachib, since the death of his father in 1002 until the date of his death. His Government was characterized by the maintenance of the previous situation, since roughly followed the Government guidelines set by his father.Son of Muhammad ibn Abi Al - Mansur Ammim, better known by its name in the chronic Christian of Almanzor, Abd al Malik was linked to Read more...

King of la taifa de Córdoba Abd al-Malik al-Mansur - (ca. 1035-1070)
King of the taifa of Córdoba, born about 1035 and died on the island of Saltés (Huelva) July 27, 1070. It completely changed the course of the policy of his predecessors to exercise power in a sovereign manner. Under his rule the taifa of Córdoba was conquered by Muhammad Ibn Abbad of Seville and disappeared as an independent political entity.Belonged to the family of the Banu Yahwar, Member of the highest aristocracy of Cordoba and entroncados with the Banu Abi Abda, customers of the Umayyad Read more...

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