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Aachen, Hans von

Aachen, Hans von (1552–1615)   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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(1552–1615),

German painter, born in Cologne, the son of a native of Aachen. He studied and worked in

Aal, Johannes

Aal, Johannes (c.1500–1551)   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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(c.1500–1551),

Swiss playwright. Aal's Catholic convictions forced him into exile in Freiburg im Breisgau. When the Catholic

abacus

abacus   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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The abacus uses counters to carry out operations in arithmetic. In the Renaissance the instrument usually took the form of

abacus schools

abacus schools   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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From the late thirteenth century onwards, many towns and guilds paid an ‘abacus master’ to teach mathematics to a given

Abaquesne, Masséot

Abaquesne, Masséot (fl.1528–64)   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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(fl.1528–64),

French potter who established the manufacturing of Faience in Rouen. His workshop specialized in tile pavements

Abbadie, Jacques

Abbadie, Jacques (1654?–1727)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

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(1654?–1727), Huguenot pastor in Berlin and London (1680–1699), dean of Killaloe in Ireland (1699–1727),

Abbt, Thomas

Abbt, Thomas (1738–1766)   Reference library

Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

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(1738–1766), German philosopher.

In 1756, after graduating from an academic secondary school (Gymnasium), the highly

Abernethy, John

Abernethy, John (1764–1831)   Reference library

An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009

(1764–1831),

as president of the Royal College of Surgeons, one of the most influential men in the medical

abolitionism

abolitionism   Reference library

An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

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2009

a slippery term covering both the movement for the abolition of the slave trade, achieved by an Act of Parliament

Abravanel, Isaac

Abravanel, Isaac (1437–1508)   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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(1437–1508),

Portuguese Jewish statesman, banker, and scholar, born in Lisbon and educated in both rabbinical and Latin learning.

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