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Pedro Abad Santos - (1875-1944)
Filipino revolutionary politician, born in San Fernando (Pampanga, Luzon province) in 1875 and died in Manila in 1944, founding Socialist Party, which joined the defense of the filipino peasantry independence aspiration and introduced the idea of the Marxist revolution as a way to solve social injustice in the country.Pedro Abad Santos was born in the bosom of a wealthy family of seven siblings, the youngest of whom, José, was also famous as jurist and politician. He received an education privi Read more...

Manuel Abad y Queypo - (1751-1825)
Spanish Bishop, born in Villapedre (Asturias) in 1751 and died in Santa María de la Sisla (Toledo) in 1825.LifeIt followed an ecclesiastical career, going on to Guatemala and in 1784 in Michoacan (Mexico), where he defended the rights of the Church and attacked the confiscation of Godoy in 1804. However two representations to the King, in 1799 and 1805, proposed social reforms making it impossible to the revolution. He returned to Spain in 1808, with the Commission request the cancellation or a Read more...

Ramón D' Abadal i Vinyals - (1888-1970)
Historian and Spanish politician, born in the town of Vich (Barcelona), on 1 October of the year 1888, and died in Barcelona, on January 17, the year 1970, after a bright and extensive professional experience. A member of an old family with a great presence and projection in the agricultural sector of the region Osona, Abadal was nephew of Ramon D'abadal i cauldron, a leading member of the Lliga Regionalista, in which the young Abadal began politically.He made his university studies at the Unive Read more...

Francisco Javier Abadía Como - (ca. 1770-1830)
Spanish General, born in Valencia in to 1774 and died in 1830.He joined as a cadet in the Toledo infantry regiment September 5, 1785. According to sources spent three years in Ceuta, Melilla eight and took part in the war of 1793, which was taken prisoner (1794), until the signing of the peace. He was Secretary of Godoy, in charge of matters relating to Africa. In 1801, he participated in the war of the oranges, and in 1808 in the Spanish independence, which was appointed brigadier of August 8, Read more...

Guillermo Abadía Morales - (1912-2010)
Colombian folklorist, born in the city of Santafé de Bogotá in 1912 and died in Bogotá, Colombia on January 21, 2010. Guillermo Abadía Morales was a prolific researcher of the Colombian folklore. He was a Professor of folklore at the Department of music of the National University, Coordinator and Secretary of the National Board of folklore from the center of Musical documentation of the Colombian Institute of culture. By the national radio of Colombia, Abad Gomez issued a series of programs Read more...

Miguel Abadía y Méndez - (1867-1947)
Writer and Colombian politician, born in Piedras, Tolima on June 5, 1867, and died in La Unión, Cundinamarca on May 9, 1947. Abbey Méndez was the last President of the Republic during the conservative hegemony, between 1926 and 1930. It belonged to the so-called generation of "Presidents grammar", thus called to mean his mastery of rhetoric and language. He studied law and political sciences at the Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario. He held the portfolio of public instruction, finan Read more...

Miguel Abaffi - (¿-1690)
Prince of Transylvania, who was born at the beginning of the 17TH century and died in Weisemburgo in 1690. He was appointed head of the armies of sultan Mohamed IV in 1661, by choice of Baja. During the truce agreed with Austria, he reigned peacefully under the protection of the door, and even acquired the towns of Clausenbourg and Zatmar. It remained faithful to the Ottoman power to the site of Vienna in 1683. Having changed the fortune, Abaffi made a treaty with the Emperor in 1687, which shou Read more...

Abagua - (s. I)
Mother of the Emperor Maximino, successor of Alejandro Severo, alana of nation. Married to the Goth Mecca and in a village in Thrace gave birth to Emperor Maximino. Read more...

Abahai - (1592-1643)
Manchu leader, born in November of 1592 and died on 21 September of the year 1643, ruled the State jurchida-manchu from the year 1626, being the main architect of the fall of the Chinese of the Ming dynasty and the implementation in the manchu dynasty Qing (1644) imperial throne, which would govern in China until the 20th century.Prince clan Aisin Gioro belonging to the tribe tungu or jurchida of the Chien-chou, Abahai was the ninth son of Nurhaci, the warlord who unified under its mandate to al Read more...

Tomas Abaisi - (s. XV)
Modena sculptor who lived in the mid-15th century. In 1451 he made several statues of wood for the Cathedral of Ferrara. Read more...

Avelino Abajo de la Fuente - (1945-VVVV)
Bullfighter Spanish, born August 24, 1945 in La Carrera (León). It is fogueó by the district squares until, in the 1967 season, it could debut in a chopped celebration. But the lack of opportunities to be found in Spain forced him to try his luck in American soil; and so, on 1 September 1974, in the Mexican plaza de Durango, took the alternative from the hands of the coletudo Aztec Ernesto San Román Sandoval ("the Queretaro"), who gave him tackle that had to lidia and death to rapier a morlac Read more...

Magdalena Abakanovicz - (1930-VVVV)
Polish sculptor born in Falenty in 1930. Its multiple parts, which combine metals with textile techniques, presented one of the most personal ways of representation of the individual and the community in late 20th century sculpture.Born into a family belonging to the high Polish aristocracy, Magdalena Abakanowicz began his studies at the College of fine arts in Sopot. It continued at the Academy of fine arts in Warsaw, where he graduated in 1955. At first, his artistic interest was decanted for Read more...

Abalonimo - (s. III a.C.)
Inhabitant of shooting, of humble condition, who lived in a garden. When Alejandro the great invaded the country, let your favorite Hephaestion as arbitrator to choose a King; This proposed Crown to his guest, who refused her for not being real, even though race a wealthy citizen, but said that there was a descendant of kings who lived in abject poverty despite being wise and virtuous. Hephaestion was present, saw Abalonimo and made him to proclaim King of the Tyrians. Read more...

Carmen Abalos - (1921-VVVV)
Chilean writer, whose literary awards include the Oña Pedro, Gabriela Mistral, Vicente Huidobro and the international ICEA. He has written books of poems such as the graduates confidences (1947), Transfigured Night (1951), Quicksilver for mirror (1963), lower oratory (1964) and the hands free (1977), as well as collections of tales the seed of Adam (1967), the finger in the sore (1973) and parole (1976). Read more...

José Abalos - (s. XVIII)
Spanish colonial administrator, born in La Mancha in date unknown and died in date and place are also unknown, although it is known that he lived in the second half of the 18th century. He held the position of finance counter in Cuba and Venezuela, in this last region between 1771 and 1774, and then returned to Spain as Mayor of Palencia. Then he returned to Caracas to take charge of his administration; He arrived there in 1777 and focused on rigorously suppress abuses being committed in the col Read more...

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