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San Aaron

(s. VI)

Saint who lived at the beginning of the 6th century, in Britain, where he founded the first monastery that gave rise to the city of Saint-Malo....

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Aaron Zalaha

(¿-1293)

Spanish Rabbi died to 1293. He is author of a commentary published under the title of Sepher Hachinuk id est Liber Institutionis....

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Isaac Aaronewitz

(s. XVI-XVII)

Polish Jewish printer named Isaac ben Prostitz Aarón. After prepare and acquire their presses in Italy, established in Krakow in 1569 a Hebrew printing press which were published in the following years many works of Jewish literature, Hebrew and yiddis, including the Talmud, the Babylonian Talmud (...

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Francisco de Aarsens

(1572-1641)

Dutch diplomat, born in the Hague in 1572 and died in 1641. In 1599 he was appointed resident Minister at the Court of France, and took part in the negotiations of the truce set between the States-General and Spain, under the guarantee of France. He then served another mission in Venice, and returne...

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Aartgems o Ergens

(1498-1561)

Dutch painter, also known with the name of Arturo Claesson; born in 1498 and died in 1561. Initially was charger of wool, and then he began to paint with such success that it has acquired fame and fortune, so a pension was offered to settle in Antwerp that he refused. He drowned after falling from a...

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Urbano Bruan Aascow

(1749-1800)

Very distinguished Dutch physician, who served in the Royal Navy of Denmark. Published in Copenhagen the year of 1774 a diary of observations on diseases that reigned in the Danish squad equipped to bombard Algiers in 1770....

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King of Egipto Aasehre

(ca. 1553 a.C.)

(Aa-sh-Ra) King of the end of the 15th dynasty Egyptian (hics) documented in a fragment of an obelisk from Tanis. For some Egyptologists would be the King's dynastic name Khamudy, which would have been the manetonianas of Assis, Aseth, and Arkles forms; for others, it would be a no testified King. M...

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Ab-El-Azaz

(¿-1803)

Chief of Wahabitas, son of Mohamed-Ibn - Sehud that was murdered in 1803. For their courage and dexterity subdued many tribes and brought a formidable army; seized city magnet-Hussain, which contains the tomb of Ali, and shortly after, Mecca; but at the Summit of his triumphs, he was killed by a fan...

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Samuel Owon o Aba

(¿-1044)

Brother-in-law of San Esteban, and first Christian King of Hungary, elected in 1041 after having been expelled from the country. He beat Pedro the German, nephew of San Esteban, and hated of the great Kingdom. It swept through Austria and Bavaria, where they had withdrawn Pedro; but it was defeated ...

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Abaca-Khan

(¿-1282)

Second mongol Emperor of Persia, of the race of Gengis-Khan, who succeeded to his father Holaku-Khan in 1265. He sent ambassadors to the second general Council of Lyons in 1274; the Persians conquered the rest of its provinces, and rebuilt to Baghdad. He died in 1282, poisoned, it is believed, becau...

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Antonio Abacco

(s. XVI)

Architect and Italian printmaker who lived in Rome in the second half of the 16th century. He was disciple of Antonio di San Gallo and recorded levels of the Church of San Pedro in Rome by drawings made by him. Also made the blades of his work entitled book di Antonio Abacco, appartenente all' archi...

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Sani Abacha

(1943-1998)

Politician and Nigerian military, born in the State of Kanu on September 20, 1943 and died on July 8, 1998.He studied primary and secondary until in 1962 he entered the Military Academy in Kaduna. A year later he moved to a higher military institution and in 1965 completed basic military training in...

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Agustín Abad

(1714-1971)

Essayist, philosopher, theologian, teacher and Spanish religious born in Estadilla (Huesca) from January 14, 1714 and died in Ferrara (Italy) on April 15, 1791. At fifteen years of age (1729) he entered the society of Jesus, although not professed until 2 February 1747. Humanist fruitful and multi-f...

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Antón Abad

(s. XVIII)

Bullfighter Spanish, born in Granada in the first half of the century of the lights. It is one of the older bullfighters who have passed to the history of the art of Cúchares with name and surname; Unfortunately, have just come other news about his person and his bullfighting. Only known with certa...

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Antoni Abad

(1956-VVVV)

Sculptor, engraver and Spanish painter born in Lleida in 1956. He graduated in history of art in Barcelona and expanded its formation in Cuenca, where he attended classes in engraving.In 1989, he got the Endesa Visual Arts scholarship. It originated in the art world with a series called vegetations,...

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Diego José Abad

(1729-1779)

Mexican poet, born in Jiquilpan, Mexico, and died in Bologna. Under the name of Didacius Josephus Abadius, wrote in latin Deo Deoque Homine Carmina Heroica, poem divided into two parts. When the Jesuits were expelled from Mexico in 1767, Abad moved to Ferrara and Bologna, the city where he died....

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Eugenio Abad

(1957-VVVV)

Ecuadorian painter born in Cuenca, in 1957. He studied at the Faculty of architecture of the State University of his native city (1975-1982), and in the Massana School of Barcelona, Spain (1990-1991). Since 1986 he has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Ecuador, and has won several awards...

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Francesc Abad

(1944-VVVV)

Spanish painter, born in Terrassa (Barcelona) in 1944. He studied at the school of Arts and crafts in Terrassa and in the Centre of pedagogical documentation of Paris. He started his artistic activity within the painting and sculpture with works ranging from gestural abstraction and geometric shapes...

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Francisco "Chaleco" Abad

(1788-1827)

Spanish guerrilla, born in Valdepeñas (Ciudad Real) from April 24, 1788 and died in Granada on September 21, 1827, popularly known by his nickname of "Vest".As head of a hundred guerilleros it hindered significantly, for three years (1810-1812), French troops stationed in La Mancha in the Spanish w...

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Fray Antonio Abad

(¿-1712)

He was born in Cardona, and took the habit of the order of preachers in Barcelona from October 10, 1678. He was Professor at that University, and five years at the Minerva in Rome; in 1705 he returned to his homeland, refusing the honor of staying in College Casanate. His works are Theolgia, moralis...

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Fray Buenaventura Abad

(¿-1766)

Friar of the order of children, born in Cardona. He studied at the school of Marseille, where he to mathematics. He wrote Amusemens philosophiques sur diverses parties de sciences et principalemnet de phisique et de mathématiques, Amsterdam, 1768 in 8th. He died in Marseilles in 1766....

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Fray Matías Abad

(1550-1649)

Religious Spanish Franciscan, town of Cueto, province of Santander (Spain), whose date of birth is unknown. He died January 30, 1649 martyred on the shores of Urabá. Fray Matias was the founder of the missions of the Chocó, and is considered the "promartir" of the Franciscan province of Santa Fe o...

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Héctor Abad Gómez

(1921-1987)

Colombian physician specialist. He was born in Jerico municipality, Antioquia, and died in Medellín in 1987. He married Cecilia Faciolince who had six children. He studied high school at the General Santander school, of Sevilla, Valle. Identifies Héctor Abad Gómez in Colombia as the defender of h...

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Abul-Cacem-Mohamed Abad I

(¿-1042)

First Moorish King of Seville, founder of the dynasty of the Abaditas; He died in 1042. His father Ismael-ben - ABad was originally from Syria. It reached as the confidence of the King of Córdoba Al - Cacém - Al - Mamun, and got the job of great cadi Seville with the Government of the province. Wh...

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Abad II

(1012-1069)

Moorish King of Seville, son and successor Abbot I, born in 1012 and died in 1069. He was proclaimed King the year 1042, and passed through a Muslim unorthodox, because in twenty-five cities that formed their States, he founded no more than a mosque. He continued the war against the King of Carmona ...

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