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King of Amurru Abdi-Ashirta

(ca. 1400-1360 a.C.)

(Abdi-a-shi-go-ta or Abdi-ash-ra-ta) King of the País de Amurru, which, although nominally it was possession Egyptian - as it is clear from the letters of Tell - Amarna-, could govern completely independently. However, there was to cope on occasion to Mitanni, power that always wanted to control th...

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(Ab-di-khe-ba or go-khe-ba). Prince of Jerusalem, especially known for several letters located at Tell al - Amarna and showing the strong rivalry that exists between the small kingdoms of Palestine, controlled by Egypt, to deduct from the accusations that took place before Amenhotep III and Akhenate...

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King of Shashhimi Abdi-Milki

(ca. 1365 a.C.)

(Ab-di-mil-ki) King of Shashhimi (city to be located in the southern part of Damascus [Syria]) under the authority of Egypt during the Amarna. Of such character, the "Shashhimi man", is possessed a letter in which puts at the disposal of the Pharaoh his troops and his chariots. The text is also very...

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King of Sidón Abdi-Milkot

(681-676 a.C.)

(Bdmlkt) Phoenician King of Sidon, successor of Itthobaal I. After the assassination of the Assyrian king Sennacherib, Abdi-Milkot allied himself with Prince Kurdi and Sizzu (Cilicia), called Sanduarri, to try to shake off the Assyrian control of their city, but the new King Assarhaddon attacked sho...

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Abdias Ben Schalom

(s. VII)

Famous Rabbi of the seventh century of our era. He was one of the doctors that, as sure, came to Saudi to discuss the laws of Moses with Muhammad....

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(s. VII a.C.)

The fourth of the twelve minor prophets who lived during the reign of Hezekiah, six hundred and twenty-six years before Christ. Does not exist in more than one chapter, in which predicts the ruin of the idumeos who had to wage war to the Israelites. According to some, he was a contemporary of Amos, ...

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(s. I)

Famous impostor who claimed to be one of the seventy-two disciples of Jesus Christ and have had great intimacy with some of the Apostles. All their apocryphal stories manuscript was discovered by Wolfgang Lazio in a cave....

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Kader Abdolah


Iranian Narrator, born in 1954. After being forced to leave their country for political reasons in 1988, it undertook the path of exile which led him to the Netherlands, where he won political refugee status. There, Kader Abdolah resumed a literary career that had undertaken in their home country, a...

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(¿-1164 a.C.)

Tenth judge of the Israelites, of the tribe of Ephraim, one thousand one hundred and seventy-four years before J.C. died in 1164 and was buried in Faraton in the land of Ephraim. He left forty children that the Bible represents mounted on other so many Colts, horses of people distinguished in those ...

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Abdul Aziz bin Abdul Rahman Al Saud o Ibn Saud


King and founder of the modern Kingdom of Saudi Arabia born in Riyadh in 1880 and died in Taif in 1953.Son of the Imam Abdul Rahman of the powerful family Al Saud, who had consolidated their authority throughout the greater part of the Arabian Peninsula, throughout the 19th century was born in a mom...

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Abdul Hamid


Ottoman Emperor, born in 1725 and died on 6 September 1789. He succeeded his brother Mustafá III, twenty seventh sultan of Constantinople in 1774. It was the last son of Achmet III, and had qualities more apropos to govern a peaceful realm that to sustain an empire threatened by the Russians and we...

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar


American basketball player whose real name is Lewis Alcindor. Exceeded in many respects to Wilt Chamberlain as the best player in history, in part because his career was much broader, since he retired in 1988 with 41 years. Playing as pivot achieved the title of leading scorer of history in the Amer...

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Abdul Kerym

(s. XVIII)

Persian writer of the country from Kashmir, born in the middle of the 18th century. When Nadir Shah invaded India early in the year 1738, Abdul-Kerym lived in Delhi. It followed the victorious army, and on his return to Persia visited Kabul past the grave of his maternal grandfather. He obtained per...

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Abdul Medjid Ebn Ardum

(s. XI)

Arabic poet who lived at the end of the 11th century, best known under the name of Abdun. He was vizier of the last King of Badajoz, murdered in 1094. In addition to his commentary on a poem titled Ab-berameh, preserves an his Elegy on the prosperity and decline of the Aftasidas or Kings of Badajoz....

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Sultán Otomano Abdul Medjid I o Abdulmecit I


Ottoman Sultan born April 25, 1823 and died on June 25, 1861. He was the son of sultan Mahmud II and one of his wives, Bezmialem (Georgian origin). Enthroned sultan on 1 July 1839, with sixteen years, encountered a difficult internal situation. In various parts of the Empire were seething nationalis...

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Paula Abdul


American singer of pop-rock born in Los Angeles on June 19, 1963.He began his career as a dancer, and later as a choreographer. His debut as such took place in a video where the Jackson and Mick Jagger had a single called "Torture". One of the Jackson sisters, Janet, later gave him his big break in ...

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Tunku Abdul Rahman


Malaysian politician born on February 8, 1903 in Alor Star (Kedak) and died on 6 December 1990 in Kuala Lumpur. Became the Prime Minister of Malaysia in 1953, when the country gained independence from Britain, and in 1963 held the same position in the Malaya Federation when it was formed.He was the ...

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Kham Khanan Abdul Rahyn


Diplomat and Mughal wise. It provided important services to the Emperor Akbar in different negotiations. He translated into Persian the comments that the Emperor Babur wrote in Turkish....

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Abdulhamit II o Abd al-Hamwd. Sultán otomano


Sultan of Turkey, born in Istanbul on September 21, 1842 and died in the same city on February 10, 1918, which was thirty fourth Ottoman sultan Osman dynasty and occupied the throne between 1876 and 1909. He headed an autocratic Government, although it was also the maximum impeller of the Tanzimat (...

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al-Zagal Abdullah

(s. XV)

Brother of the emir of Granada, Abul Hasán (Muley make), and member of the Nasrid dynasty, was Governor of Malaga in 1482. He beat the hosts Christian at the battle of La Ajarquía, in 1483; Although the people of Granada failed to retrieve Alhama, important place on the road from Granada to Malaga...

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King of Arabia Saudita Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud


King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Bin Abdulrahman Bin Faisal Bin Turki Bin Abdullah Bin Mohammed Bin Saud, was born on August 1, 1924 in Riyad. King ruler of Saudi Arabia and the Guardian of the two mosques, from August 1, 2005, after the death of his brother King Fahd.Abdullah was the only son who had Ki...

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Abdullah Gül


Turkish politician, born on October 29, 1950 in Kayseri. 11th President of the Republic of Turkey. Leader of the Islamist party of Justice and Development Party (AKP).Coming from a conservative and traditionalist family graduated in economics from Istanbul University, in 1971, and later expanded his...

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Abdullah ibn Abdul Kadir


Malaysian writer, born in Malacca, and son of a descendant family of Arabic and Tamil. He received the title of «munshi», i.e. «master», when he taught Malay language to Indian soldiers and, later, British and American missionaries. He was a great admirer of the founder of the city of Singapore,...

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Abdullah ibn Husayn


King of Jordan born in Makkah in 1882 and died in Jerusalem in 1951. Emir of Transjordan between 1921 and 1948, the same year to was be named King of Transjordania-Jordania, position in which he remained until 1951. When the British granted the throne of Transjordan, tried to create a national consc...

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King of la taifa de Arcos Abdun

(ca. 1005-1053)

King of the taifa of Arcos (Cadiz), born about 1005 and died in 1053.Abdun had Berber origin and belonged to the family of the Zanata Jizruníes. Son of Muhammad I Imad al-Dawla, who had declared independent in arches and surrounding areas at the beginning of the civil war, inherited the possessions...

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