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Shadi Abbdessalam


Film director born in Alexandria (Egypt) on March 9, 1930 and died in Cairo in 1986.LifeAfter studying architecture at the University of Oxford and the Institute of fine arts in Cairo, Abdessalam was oriented towards the art direction in the film industry. In addition to designing the costumes of th...

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Ernst Abbe


German physicist born on January 23, 1840 in Eisenach and died on January 14, 1905 in Jena, author of important advances in microscopy.He began studies of Physics in 1863 at the University of Jena, and at the end of his studies was associated with the German optical Carl Zeiss in 1866 as director of...

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James Abbe


American photographer born in Alfred in 1883 and died in Maine (California) in 1973.LifeAlthough he/she was educated in the public school of Newpost News (Virginia), his literary training was le family. His father owned a bookstore in which James worked from the age of fifteen (1898) until he/she wa...

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Guillermo Abbes

(s. XVII)

French theologian who lived in the first half of the 17TH century. It was the first Canon of San Sebastián in Narbonne, after the Church of St. Paul and pronounced the funeral oration of Rebbe Caludio, Archbishop of Narbonne....

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José Abbiati

(s. XVIII)

Italian engraver who lived in Milan at the beginning of the 18th century. There are recorded his very dear depicting battles especially....

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Carlos Abbolt


English jurist, born in a dark family in 1762 and died in 1832. During his studies of jurisprudence he/she contracted a friendship with Law, better known under the name of lord Ellenbrrough. In 1818 he/she was appointed lord Chief Justice in the Court of the Bank of the King, and in 1827, couple of ...

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Theologian and French chronicler, born in Orleans in 945 and died in 1004. He/She studied all the Sciences of his time. In 970 he/she was elected Abbot of the monastery of Fleury, which was religious. He/She had feuds with some bishops to defend the rights of his order. The Robert King sent him twic...

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Abbon el Encorvado


Monk of St. Germain de los Prados, called by the Encorvado nickname (in latin Abbo cernnus), that he/she was born around the year 850 and died in 923. He/She made Latin verses that resist of the barbarity of his time, which tells the site that Paris was subjected by the Normans at the end of the 9th...

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Antonio Abbondanti

(s. XVII)

Historian and Italian poet, also called Abundantius of Imola, who lived at the beginning of the 17TH century. With the title of Ercole Christian, public in 1630 a compliment in verse of the Juan conde de Tilly, one of the most celebrated General of the thirty years war. This very curious consult pan...

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Valerio Abbondio


Swiss writer, born at Ascona in 1891, and died in Minusio in 1958. Studied in Freiburg and Milan; He/She subsequently returned to Switzerland and was a professor at the Institute in the Ticino. He/She collaborated in Lugano magazine with articles in which, in accordance with the spirit of the magazi...

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Berenice Abbot


American photographer, born in Springfield (1898) and died in Florida (1991).LifeBerenice began his professional career as a sculptor. He/She studied in New York and then traveled to Europe. For two years, followed his training between Paris and Berlin. He/She settled in the "city of light", where h...

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Charles Greeley Abbot


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/she graduated in 189...

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Francis Ellingwood Abbot


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 "scienti...

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Mauricio Abbot


Director of the East India Company, died in 1640. In 1618 he/she took an active part in the conclusion of the Treaty with the Dutch, concerning trade in the Moluccan Islands. In 1628 he/she was contractor of customs, and the following year member of the Council for the establishment in Virginia. It ...

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Roberto Abbot


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/she was elected principal of Baliol College, Oxford and in 1612, Profess...

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Samuel Abbot


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....

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Bud Abbot


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/She tried to always cause the ...

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George Abbott


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 t...

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Thomas Abbt


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/she was appointed substitute Professor of philosophy at Frankfurt on the Oder; He/She then served discipline of...

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Second Arab viceroy of Spain, died in the year 717. He/She 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/She defeated Teodomiro, Prince Goth, in the plains of Cartagena, and took Zaragoza, wh...

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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...

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Emir de Túnez Abd al-Aziz I Abu Faris


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 Y...

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Abd al-Aziz Ibn Saud III


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/she sent in the Saudi state of Neyed, extend the Wahabi Islamic creed. It was a Muslim Pu...

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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,...

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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...

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