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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 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 ...

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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 graduated in 1895, a...

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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 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 ...

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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 was elected principal of Baliol College, Oxford and in 1612, Professor i...

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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 tried to always cause the most...

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

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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 fini...

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

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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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King of la taifa de Valencia Abd al-Malik al-Muzaffar

(ca. 1045-ca. 1066)

King of the taifa of Valencia, born about 1045 and died in the castle of Uclés (Cuenca) to 1066. During his short reign put the Government in the hands of their secretaries, particularly Ibn Raubas.He belonged to the amiri dynasty, which had begun to govern Valencia in the previous generation, he w...

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Abd al Melek Ibn Omar


One of the main viziers of Abd al - Rahman I, born in 718 and died in 788. He was Governor of Seville, it was reduced by weapons to Yusuf al - Fehry, by removing all the squares he owned, and defeated the Africans who came to Spain to restore the spiritual authority of the Caliph of East. He also be...

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(s. VIII)

Ruler of the Arab Spain. His first term was the year 732 734. He tried to continue the war but did not succeed and, after being defeated, he was deposed and sent to Africa. Later he was appointed for the second time to die Ocba. He began the first war between the medineses and Berber in various part...

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Abd al-Mumin. Emir de Marruecos


First Amir of the Almohad dynasty (1130-1163), born in the year 1095, in the village of Tagra, next to Tlemcen (Algeria), in those years belonging to the domains of the dynasty hammadi, and died on 12 May of the year 1163, in Tinmal (Morocco). Culminated the work undertaken by the religious movement...

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Emir de al-Andalus Abd al-Rahman o Abderramán I


First emir (756-788) Umayyad Emirate of Córdoba independent of Baghdad and founder of the Umayyad dynasty of Córdoba, born in the year 731 (111 year of the hegira) in Dayr Hamina, town near Damascus (Syria), and died on September 30 of the year 788 (172 year of the hegira) in the city of Córdoba,...

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Valí de Al-Andalus Abd al-Rahman ibn Abdallah


Wali of al - Andalus born date unknown, and died at the battle of Poitiers October 17, 733. His Government was developed in two periods, the first, which lasted barely a year in 721 and the second from the 730 until the date of his death.Very few data regarding his first Government, which took place...

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Gobernador de Toledo Abd al-Rahmán ibn Matiyo

(ss. X-XI)

Governor of Toledo, born and died in date unknown. Belonging to a prominent family of Toledo from the Caliphate period, Abd al - Rahmán ibn Matiyo was part from close to 1010 of an Assembly of notables from Toledo whose address was Abú Bakr Muhammad ibn Yais. Shortly after 1010 Yais he was expelle...

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Gobernador de Murcia Abd al-Rahmán ibn Rasiq

(s. XI)

The Governor of Murcia who lived in the 11th century.Little-known character, the first news that makes it is the year 1078, where he appears as caïd of Velez Rubio and collaborated with Ibn ACWW, vizier of the Sevillian Regulus Abul Qasim Muhammad al - Mu'tamid, in the conquest of Murcia. Ibn Tahir...

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Emir de al-Andalus Abd al-Rahman o Abderramán II


Fourth emir of Cordoba (822-852), son and successor of al-Hakam (796-822), born in Toledo in the year 792 and died in Córdoba on 19 August of the year 852. Like its successors, their stage of Government was dotted with great political and social instability because he had to war simultaneously with...

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Califa de al-Andalus Abd al-Rahman o Abderramán III


Eighth emir of the dynasty of Umayyad independent of Córdoba (912-929) and first Caliph of Córdoba (929-961), born on January 7, the year 891 in Cordoba and died on 15 October of the year 961 in the Palace of Medina Azahara (Córdoba), at the peak of his fame and power, at the age of seventy and f...

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