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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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Bruno Erard Abegg


German jurist, born in Elbing in 1803 and died in Berlin in 1848. He was part of the provincial Council of Breslau, sent to the King of Prussia to make representations; then he was appointed member of the Parliament of Frankfurt and Vice-President of the Committee of fifty. Abbeg was a declared supp...

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Gaspar Abeille


Abate and poet born in Provence in 1648 and died in Paris in 1718 French. He was a member of the French Academy, and left written Odes on the value, Sciences, prudence, the Stoics; letters of friendship, hope and happiness; several tragedies, including Algeria, Corialano and Soliman; a comedy, the i...

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Luis Pablo Abeille


French economist, born in Toulouse in 1719 and died in 1807. He was inspector general of manufacturing in France, and Secretary general of the Council of Commerce. His works are: body of observations of the agriculture, Commerce and arts society, established by the States of Brittany and principles ...

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(personaje bíblico)

According to the Bible, son of Adam and Eve, Cain's twin brother. This was the farmer, while Abel was devoted to grazing. Both made offerings to the God creator of heaven and Earth: Cain the first fruits of its fruits, and Abel offered the young of your flock. God said that the sacrifice of Abel, wa...

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Carke Abel


English naturalist and surgeon. He accompanied lord Amherst in his Embassy to China the years 1815 and 1816, and public a relationship of your trip with many observations of natural history, such as the geology of the Cape of good hope, details of attractions on the outskirts of Batavia or St. Helen...

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Carlos Abel


Man State Bavarian who was born in 1788. He was Advisor of the Minister of the interior in 1827, Member of the Council of Regency of King Othon in 1834, Minister of the Interior in 1838, and later Ambassador in Turin and Deputy. You were distinguished by their anti-liberales and ultramontane views, ...

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Carlos Federico Abel


Composer and instrumentalist German who played the viola da gamba. Son of Christian Ferdinand Abel, violinist in Cöthen, where he worked also J. Sebastian Bach. He began studies with his father and, probably, also was a disciple of Leipzig and j. S. Bach. After joining several orchestras, including...

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Gaspar Abel


German preacher who was rector in Osterburgo and Halberstad. In addition to some theological dissertations and translation into German verse of the Heroides of Ovid and Boileau's satires, are of the following works: history Monarchiarum orbis antiqui; History of the States of Prussia and leak; Geogr...

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John Jacob Abel


Chemical and American pharmacologist, born in Cleveland, Ohio on May 19, 1857 and died in Baltimore (Maryland) on May 26, 1938; his research contributed to important advances in the field of Pharmacology.He was a student of medicine at the universities of Michigan and Johns Hopkins (Baltimore) and a...

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Niels Henrik Abel


Norwegian mathematician, born in 1802 on the small island of Finoe and died in 1829 in Arendal. Niels Henrik Abel.He was the son of a Protestant pastor. He studied in the University of Christiania (Oslo). In 1820 he published his first report devoted to the study of resolvable through radical equati...

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