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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...

José Abamonti - (1759-1818)
Man State napolitano, born by the years 1759 and died in 1818. He took an active part in the Italian revolution; in 1798 was appointed Secretary general of the Republic Cisalpina, and individual of the Executive Committee in Naples. The return of the King in 1799, Ahamonti was captured and sentenced to be hanged, but then it was included in the list of the twelve who were amnestied; He then returned to Milan, where it was spare in office that played before, and that continued practicing while he Read more...

Carlos Franqueville de Abancourt - (1758-1792)
Minister of Luis XVI, born in Douai in 1758 and died in 1792. He was nephew of Calonne, and once adopted the principles of the revolution, obtained a rapid advancement in the military career. After the day of the June 20, 1792, was responsible for the Ministry of war. Accused in the August 10 meeting, was arrested and locked up in the prison of the force, then moved to Orleans, and finally died in Versailles on September 9 with the other prisoners who were brought from Paris. Read more...

Francisco Juan Villemain Abancourt - (1743-1803)
French man of letters, born in Paris in 1743 and died in 1803. He published several works, including an ode on the birthday of the dolphin; The death of Adam (tragedy); The beneficence of Voltaire; Voltaire in Romilly; The convalescence of Moliere, etc. Read more...

Pedro de Abano - (1257-ca. 1320)
Physician and Alchemist Italian, in latin Petrus de Apono, born in 1257 in Abano and died to 1320 in Padua. Practiced medicine in Padua, according to the doctrine of the Arabs, who was an admirer, and acquired a reputation of practical. In Padua he taught medical science. It is said that you refused to visit sick out of town for less than 50 shields per visit; and that was not to see the Pope Honorio IV, who commanded him to call, but when promised 400 ducats per day. Written left a multitude of Read more...

Abantidas - (s. III a.C.)
Usurper of the sovereign power in Sicione, their homeland. Around the 267 b.c. citizens gathered in Assembly had entrusted the Government to Cleinias, the bravest of the Sicionios. Abantidas did kill, and persecuted all their relatives and friends, but was killed shortly thereafter by the Avengers of Cleinias. Read more...

Pedro Abanuza - (1599-1619)
Spanish scholar, born in Seville in 1599 and died in 1619. He published a review of the decretals with title of Ad titulum XV, sagitarris lib. V decretalium proelectio; also has a comment (manuscript) of some books of martial, directed against the critical queTeodoro of Marcilly, under the pseudonym of Musambert, had made martial reviews Lorenzo Ramírez de Prado. Read more...

Fermín Abanzit - (1679-1777)
French scholar, born at Uzès in 1679 and died in Geneva in 1777. He was versed in all the sciences, and enjoyed such a reputation, that King Guillermo made him offers ventajosisimas to arrest him in England, but the maternal tenderness was called to Geneva. Abanzit was a Protestant and lived in Switzerland since the revocation of the edict of Nantes. His works treat of history, criticism, geology, and some other branches of science. Read more...

Abaoji - (¿-926)
Military leader of the kitanes, born on date undetermined and deceased in the year 926, founded a State reminiscent of the Empire Chinese neighbor who came to extend more South of the great wall taking advantage of a dynastic crisis situation.As head of the Yeh-lu, one of the tribes of the semi-nomadic mongol people of the kitanes, Abaoji served as great Khan for three years, and at the end of his mandate led the unification of their nation, reflected in the emergence of a powerful State Kitan e Read more...

Agustín Abarca - (1882-1953)
Chilean painter, born in Talca on 27 December 1882 and died in Santiago de Chile on May 28, 1953. Disciple of Pablo Burchard and Pedro Lira, his work had as main reason the natural landscape, which grew influenced by three artistic movements: romanticism, decoration and especially symbolism.It was formed in the Lyceum of men and the commercial Institute in his hometown, but he devoted himself to painting after meeting Pablo Burchard, in 1900. In 1904 he moved to Santiago to study at the Catholic Read more...

Ana Francisca Abarca de Bolea - (ca. 1602-1685)
Narrator, poet and Cistercian religious Spanish, born in Zaragoza in April 19, 1602, and deceased in Casbas (Huesca) in 1685. In the line of so many other Spanish nuns of late-Baroque which was meant for her accused literary vocation, he left an interesting production that revealed her not only as an inspired poet, but also as one of the first novelists of the letras hispánicas (next to María de ZayasMadrid).Born in an illustrious aristocratic family that had located their ancestral mansion op Read more...

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