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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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Íñigo Abarca de Bolea

(s. XVI)

Poet and mystic Spanish scholar, born in Zaragoza in the 16th century. Belonging to an aristocratic family, he received from his youth a careful humanistic training that led him to suddenly leaning towards the cultivation of literary creation, without forgetting why his deep religious convictions. A...

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Luis Abarca de Bolea

(¿1617?-ca. 1653)

Poet and Spanish military, born around the year 1617 in Zaragoza and died after 1650. Belonging to an aristocratic family, he inherited the titles of count of las Almunias and Marqués de las Torres, and wore the distinctive cross of the order of Santiago in his chest. In his role as military, he st...

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Martín Abarca de Bolea y Castro

(s. XVI)

Spanish poet. Several poetic works published, include Las Lágrimas of San Pedro, Orlando El Enamorado, El Determinado Orlando and the stories of the greatness and wonderful things of the eastern provinces, printed in Zaragoza in 1601, and which is an interpretation of the work of Marco Polo....

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Gerónimo Abarca de Bolea y Portugal

(s. XVI)

The 16th century Aragonese Tycoon. He wrote in latin a history of the Kingdom of Aragon, which has brought Zurita many documents and that was never published is....

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Joaquín Abarca y Blaque


Bishop of Leon, born in Huesca in 1780 and died in Lanzo (Turin) in 1844.LifeHe studied philosophy and earned a doctorate in Civil and Canon law at the University of Huesca (apparently); then he moved to Madrid to study jurisprudence and graduated in law. He worked after lawyer at Huesca, attaining ...

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María Abarca

(s. XVII)

Amateur painter who lived in Madrid in the middle of the 17TH century and stood out in the realization of portraits....

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Pedro de Abarca


Theologian and Spanish Jesuit historian born in Jaca (Huesca) in 1619 and died August 23, 1697 in Salamanca. He entered the society of Jesus in 1641, at the age of 22. He taught theology in the Colegio de San Ambrosio in Valladolid and then in around a quarter of a century, the University of Salaman...

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Eduardo Abaroa


Bolivian Patriot, born in San Pedro de Atacama on October 13, 1838 and died in Calama in 1879. Symbol of military heroism in the service of the fatherland, Abaroa headed the civil resistance against the Chileans and fought to give his life heroically in defense of the interests of Bolivia, which has...

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Bernardino Abarzúa Trocoso


Religious and Chilean journalist, born in Linares on September 28, 1876 and died on date that is unknown.Son of Bernardino J. Abarzúa and Rudecinda Troncoso, learned his first letters in his hometown, completed later in high school, where he obtained the degree of Bachelor in humanities. Later he m...

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Buenaventura Abárzuza y Ferrer


Politician, diplomat, journalist, and Spanish dramatist, born in Havana (Cuba) in 1843 and died in Madrid in 1910. In his brilliant career of public man, belonged to the Constituent Cortes of 1869 and 1873, and to the King Amadeus I of Savoy. He was Minister on several occasions (the last one, as th...

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