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María Abarca

(s. XVII)

Amateur painter who lived in Madrid in the middle of the 17TH century and stood out in the realization of portraits....

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Pedro de Abarca

(1619-1697)

Theologian and Spanish Jesuit historian born in Jaca (Huesca) in 1619 and died August 23, 1697 in Salamanca. He entered the society of Jesus in 1641, at the age of 22. He taught theology in the Colegio de San Ambrosio in Valladolid and then in around a quarter of a century, the University of Salaman...

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Eduardo Abaroa

(1838-1879)

Bolivian Patriot, born in San Pedro de Atacama on October 13, 1838 and died in Calama in 1879. Symbol of military heroism in the service of the fatherland, Abaroa headed the civil resistance against the Chileans and fought to give his life heroically in defense of the interests of Bolivia, which has...

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Bernardino Abarzúa Trocoso

(1876-?)

Religious and Chilean journalist, born in Linares on September 28, 1876 and died on date that is unknown.Son of Bernardino J. Abarzúa and Rudecinda Troncoso, learned his first letters in his hometown, completed later in high school, where he obtained the degree of Bachelor in humanities. Later he m...

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Buenaventura Abárzuza y Ferrer

(1843-1910)

Politician, diplomat, journalist, and Spanish dramatist, born in Havana (Cuba) in 1843 and died in Madrid in 1910. In his brilliant career of public man, belonged to the Constituent Cortes of 1869 and 1873, and to the King Amadeus I of Savoy. He was Minister on several occasions (the last one, as th...

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Ramón Abascal Heredero

(1937-VVVV)

Bullfighter Venezuelan, born in Madrid (Spain) in 1937. When Ramon was nine years old, his family moved to the Republic of Venezuela, a country in which, besides acquire a new nationality, the young Ramon was left to win by fans the bulls bullfighting of two ancient natural of those payments right-h...

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José Manuel Abascal

(1957-VVVV)

Spanish athlete, born in 1957 in Alceda (Cantabria). He was one of the great world endurance of the eighties and the first Spanish athlete to win a medal in track. Character very calculating in career, although he also got very fast records in the 1500 m, he debuted in the elite winning the 1,500 m ...

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Juan Abascal

(1784-?)

Spanish politician born in the year 1784, whereby data on place of birth and place and date of death are unknown.Start your career in 1806, being appointed controller of post of Burgo de Osma. The following year it becomes official in the administration of Córdoba.During the war of independence the...

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Abascanto

(s. I-II)

Natural physician of Lyon, where exercised his art in the century I or II of our era. It was a liberto of the Emperor Augustus. Galen quotes him and ponders his antidote against snake bite....

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José Mariano de Abásolo

(1783-1812)

Military Mexican follower of the movement of the priest Hidalgo, born in 1783, in pain, in the State of Guanajuato, in the bosom of a wealthy family.He devoted himself to a military career and joined the regiment of dragons provincial de la Reina in San Miguel el Grande, where he attained the rank o...

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Abassa o Abbassa

(790-815)

Sister of Harun the Raschid, married by her brother in the year 810 Djafar the Barmecid, on the condition that they not consumarían marriage. Love made two husbands to forget the order had been received, and had a son who was secretly sent to Mecca. When the Caliph knew it, he had removed the life ...

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Andrés Abate

(¿-1732)

Neapolitan painter of natural history who was born at the end of the 17TH century and died in 1732. He was employed by the King of Spain, and left some estimated works....

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Abati Antonio

(¿-1667)

Italian poet, born in Gubbio in the early years of the 17TH century and died in Sinigaglia in 1667. He was in the service of the Archduke Leopoldo de Austria, and traveled through the Netherlands and France. When he returned to Italy, he was successively Governor of several cities of ecclesiastical ...

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Bocca del Abati

(s. XIII)

Famous Florentine noble thanks to Dante. This poet, in Canto XXXII of L'Inferno, places Abati Bocca among traitors to their homeland for having contributed to the loss of the battle of Montaperti, won the 4 September 1260 by the Ghibbelin....

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Joaquín Abati y Díaz

(1865-1936)

Writer and lawyer from Madrid, author of more than 120 comic works and librettos for operettas, alone or in collaboration with Carlos Arniches and Enrique García Álvarez, Antonio step, Gregorio Martínez Sierra. His work is notable for the simplicity of the plot and colourful detail. His most impo...

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Bernardo Abatia

(1530-1590)

Doctor and French astrologer, born in Tolosa in 1530, and died in Paris around 1590. According to the Croix de Maine, Abatia went to Paris to teach medicine, mathematics and astrology. He published a Pronostication sur le mariage de Henri, King of Navarre, that of Marguerite de France, are marry, so...

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Pedro Abaunza

(1599-1649)

Writer and researcher Spanish, natural of Seville. He is the author of a comment Marcial never given to the printing press and another on the decrees joined the Thesaurus Novus Juris Civilis et Canonici Meerman between 1751 and 1754....

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José Pereira Abayam

(s. XVIII)

Priest and Spanish historian who lived in the middle of the 18th century. A chronicle of King Pedro I, remains of it called the Judicator....

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Abaza

(1617-?)

Raja of Bosnia, born in 1617. Irritated against Mustafa, rebelled under the pretext of avenging the death of the sultan Osman and gave a knife to a large number of janissaries. The multi and the Commander of the janissaries took advantage of this rebellion, deposing Mustafa and placed Amirates IV on...

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Abba-Thulle

(1765-1784)

Chief of the archipelago of the Pelew Islands, at the end of the 18th century. It is differentiated by the hospitality that dispensed the shipwrecked English vessel antelope, commanded by Captain Wilson, in 1783. Abba Thulle sent one of his son to England, to acquire useful knowledge, but that young...

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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...

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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 lib...

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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 completin...

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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 idea...

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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 lo...

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