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Pedro Abad Santos


Filipino revolutionary politician, born in San Fernando (Pampanga, Luzon province) in 1875 and died in Manila in 1944, founding Socialist Party, which joined the defense of the filipino peasantry independence aspiration and introduced the idea of the Marxist revolution as a way to solve social injus...

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Manuel Abad y Queypo


Spanish Bishop, born in Villapedre (Asturias) in 1751 and died in Santa María de la Sisla (Toledo) in 1825.LifeIt followed an ecclesiastical career, going on to Guatemala and in 1784 in Michoacan (Mexico), where he defended the rights of the Church and attacked the confiscation of Godoy in 1804. Ho...

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Ramón D' Abadal i Vinyals


Historian and Spanish politician, born in the town of Vich (Barcelona), on 1 October of the year 1888, and died in Barcelona, on January 17, the year 1970, after a bright and extensive professional experience. A member of an old family with a great presence and projection in the agricultural sector ...

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Francisco Javier Abadía Como

(ca. 1770-1830)

Spanish General, born in Valencia in to 1774 and died in 1830.He joined as a cadet in the Toledo infantry regiment September 5, 1785. According to sources spent three years in Ceuta, Melilla eight and took part in the war of 1793, which was taken prisoner (1794), until the signing of the peace. He w...

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Guillermo Abadía Morales


Colombian folklorist, born in the city of Santafé de Bogotá in 1912 and died in Bogotá, Colombia on January 21, 2010. Guillermo Abadía Morales was a prolific researcher of the Colombian folklore. He was a Professor of folklore at the Department of music of the National University, Coordinator an...

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Miguel Abadía y Méndez


Writer and Colombian politician, born in Piedras, Tolima on June 5, 1867, and died in La Unión, Cundinamarca on May 9, 1947. Abbey Méndez was the last President of the Republic during the conservative hegemony, between 1926 and 1930. It belonged to the so-called generation of "Presidents grammar",...

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Miguel Abaffi


Prince of Transylvania, who was born at the beginning of the 17TH century and died in Weisemburgo in 1690. He was appointed head of the armies of sultan Mohamed IV in 1661, by choice of Baja. During the truce agreed with Austria, he reigned peacefully under the protection of the door, and even acqui...

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(s. I)

Mother of the Emperor Maximino, successor of Alejandro Severo, alana of nation. Married to the Goth Mecca and in a village in Thrace gave birth to Emperor Maximino....

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Manchu leader, born in November of 1592 and died on 21 September of the year 1643, ruled the State jurchida-manchu from the year 1626, being the main architect of the fall of the Chinese of the Ming dynasty and the implementation in the manchu dynasty Qing (1644) imperial throne, which would govern ...

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Tomas Abaisi

(s. XV)

Modena sculptor who lived in the mid-15th century. In 1451 he made several statues of wood for the Cathedral of Ferrara....

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Avelino Abajo de la Fuente


Bullfighter Spanish, born August 24, 1945 in La Carrera (León). It is fogueó by the district squares until, in the 1967 season, it could debut in a chopped celebration. But the lack of opportunities to be found in Spain forced him to try his luck in American soil; and so, on 1 September 1974, in t...

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Magdalena Abakanovicz


Polish sculptor born in Falenty in 1930. Its multiple parts, which combine metals with textile techniques, presented one of the most personal ways of representation of the individual and the community in late 20th century sculpture.Born into a family belonging to the high Polish aristocracy, Magdale...

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(s. III a.C.)

Inhabitant of shooting, of humble condition, who lived in a garden. When Alejandro the great invaded the country, let your favorite Hephaestion as arbitrator to choose a King; This proposed Crown to his guest, who refused her for not being real, even though race a wealthy citizen, but said that ther...

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Carmen Abalos


Chilean writer, whose literary awards include the Oña Pedro, Gabriela Mistral, Vicente Huidobro and the international ICEA. He has written books of poems such as the graduates confidences (1947), Transfigured Night (1951), Quicksilver for mirror (1963), lower oratory (1964) and the hands free (1977...

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José Abalos

(s. XVIII)

Spanish colonial administrator, born in La Mancha in date unknown and died in date and place are also unknown, although it is known that he lived in the second half of the 18th century. He held the position of finance counter in Cuba and Venezuela, in this last region between 1771 and 1774, and then...

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José Abamonti


Man State napolitano, born by the years 1759 and died in 1818. He took an active part in the Italian revolution; in 1798 was appointed Secretary general of the Republic Cisalpina, and individual of the Executive Committee in Naples. The return of the King in 1799, Ahamonti was captured and sentenced...

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Carlos Franqueville de Abancourt


Minister of Luis XVI, born in Douai in 1758 and died in 1792. He was nephew of Calonne, and once adopted the principles of the revolution, obtained a rapid advancement in the military career. After the day of the June 20, 1792, was responsible for the Ministry of war. Accused in the August 10 meetin...

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Francisco Juan Villemain Abancourt


French man of letters, born in Paris in 1743 and died in 1803. He published several works, including an ode on the birthday of the dolphin; The death of Adam (tragedy); The beneficence of Voltaire; Voltaire in Romilly; The convalescence of Moliere, etc....

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Pedro de Abano

(1257-ca. 1320)

Physician and Alchemist Italian, in latin Petrus de Apono, born in 1257 in Abano and died to 1320 in Padua. Practiced medicine in Padua, according to the doctrine of the Arabs, who was an admirer, and acquired a reputation of practical. In Padua he taught medical science. It is said that you refused...

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(s. III a.C.)

Usurper of the sovereign power in Sicione, their homeland. Around the 267 b.c. citizens gathered in Assembly had entrusted the Government to Cleinias, the bravest of the Sicionios. Abantidas did kill, and persecuted all their relatives and friends, but was killed shortly thereafter by the Avengers o...

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Pedro Abanuza


Spanish scholar, born in Seville in 1599 and died in 1619. He published a review of the decretals with title of Ad titulum XV, sagitarris lib. V decretalium proelectio; also has a comment (manuscript) of some books of martial, directed against the critical queTeodoro of Marcilly, under the pseudonym...

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Fermín Abanzit


French scholar, born at Uzès in 1679 and died in Geneva in 1777. He was versed in all the sciences, and enjoyed such a reputation, that King Guillermo made him offers ventajosisimas to arrest him in England, but the maternal tenderness was called to Geneva. Abanzit was a Protestant and lived in Swi...

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Military leader of the kitanes, born on date undetermined and deceased in the year 926, founded a State reminiscent of the Empire Chinese neighbor who came to extend more South of the great wall taking advantage of a dynastic crisis situation.As head of the Yeh-lu, one of the tribes of the semi-noma...

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Agustín Abarca


Chilean painter, born in Talca on 27 December 1882 and died in Santiago de Chile on May 28, 1953. Disciple of Pablo Burchard and Pedro Lira, his work had as main reason the natural landscape, which grew influenced by three artistic movements: romanticism, decoration and especially symbolism.It was f...

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Ana Francisca Abarca de Bolea

(ca. 1602-1685)

Narrator, poet and Cistercian religious Spanish, born in Zaragoza in April 19, 1602, and deceased in Casbas (Huesca) in 1685. In the line of so many other Spanish nuns of late-Baroque which was meant for her accused literary vocation, he left an interesting production that revealed her not only as a...

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