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Ach`met I.
sultan of turkey from 1603 to 1617; romans 1691 to 1695; romans 1703 to 1730, who gave asylum to charles xii. of sweden after his defeat by the czar at pultowa.
Acne
a skin disease showing hard reddish pimples; congestion of the skin of the nose and parts adjoining.
Acun`ha, Tristram D'
a portuguese navigator, companion of albuquerque; is son, viceroy of the indies from 1528 to 1539; rchbishop of lisbon, who in 1640 freed portugal from the spanish domination, and established the house of braganza on the throne.
Adanson, Michel
a french botanist, born in he first to attempt a natural classification of plants (1727-1806).
Af`ghans, the
a fine and noble but hot-tempered race of the mohammedan faith inhabiting afghanistan. the afghans proper are called n india, and call themselves beni israel (sons of israel), tracing their descent from king saul.
Aix
a town, the ancient capital of provence, 20 m. n. of marseilles, the seat of an archbishop and a university; founded by the romans 123 b.c.; near it marius defeated the teutons.
Al-Mamoun
the son of he 7th abbaside caliph, a great promoter of science and learning; b . 833.
Aldus Manutius
Or n Italian printer, born at Bassano, established a printing-office in Venice in 1488, issued the celebrated Aldine Editions of the classics, and
Alençon, Counts and Dukes of
a title borne by several members of the house of valois—e. g . ho fell at crécy; ho fell at agincourt.
Alesius
or noted reformer, born in edinburgh, converted to protestantism by patrick hamilton; was driven first from scotland and then from england, till he settled as a theological professor in germany, and took an active part in the reformation there (1500-1563).
Allen, Bog of
a dreary expanse of bogs of peat e. of the shannon, in king's co. and kildare, ireland; n expansion of the waters of the shannon.
Alliance, the Triple
In 1668, between England, Holland, and Sweden against Louis XIV.; the n 1718, between France, England, Holland, and the Empire to maintain the treaty
Alma`gro, Diego D'
A confederate of Pizzaro in the conquest of Peru, but a quarrel with the brothers of Pizzaro about the division of the spoil on the capture of Cuzco,
Almeida, Francesco
the first portuguese viceroy of india, a firm and wise governor, superseded by albuquerque, and killed on his way home by the kaffirs at the cape in 1510.— is son, acting under him, distinguished himself in the indian seas, and made ceylon tributary to portugal.
Alpes
Three departments in SE. France: the n NE. part of Provence, bounded by Hautes-Alpes on the N. and Var on the S., sterile in the N., fertile in the
Anacreon of Painters
francesco albani; äfiz; arère.
Anasta`sius
the name of four popes: he most eminent, pope from 398 to 401; ope from 496 to 498; ope from 911 to 913; ope from 1153 to 1154.
Anaxim`enes
also of miletus, made air the first principle of things; d . 500 b.c.; f lampsacus, preceptor and biographer of alexander the great.
Andrew, St., the Cross of
cross like a uch having, it is said, been the form of the cross on which st. andrew suffered.
Androni`cus
The name of four Byzantine emperors: illed his ward, Alexis II., usurped the throne, and was put to death, 1183; ived to see the empire devastated

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