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17th century: c. 1600 - 1700  

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The Yoruba develop an extensive empire centred on Oyo in southern Nigeria
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18th century: c. 1700 - 1800  

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Holland and England are now producing the magnificent ocean-going merchant vessels known as East Indiamen
Aachen, Hans von

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(1552–1615),

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

Aal, Johannes

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(c.1500–1551),

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

abacus

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The abacus uses counters to carry out operations in arithmetic. In the Renaissance the instrument usually took the form of a board with lines to mark the positions for counters. More ... More
abacus schools

abacus schools  

From the late thirteenth century onwards, many towns and guilds paid an ‘abacus master’ to teach mathematics to a given number of boys who intended to engage in commerce or ...
abacus schools

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From the late thirteenth century onwards, many towns and guilds paid an ‘abacus master’ to teach mathematics to a given number of boys who intended to engage in commerce or the crafts. ... More
Abaquesne, Masséot

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(fl.1528–64), French potter who established the manufacturing of Faience in Rouen. His workshop specialized in tile pavements decorated with heraldic designs and mythological, ... More
Abraham Zacuto

Abraham Zacuto  

(c. 1450–1515?),the foremost writer on astronomy in fifteenth-century Castile. Zacuto was born in Salamanca, Spain, to Jewish parents. His principal work, the Almanach perpetuum coelestium motuum, ...
Abravanel, Isaac

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(1437–1508),

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

Abril, Pedro Simón

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(c.1530–c.1595),

Spanish humanist, born in Alcaraz (La Mancha). Abril taught for 25 years at Zaragoza University. His translations into Castilian included ...

Absalon Pederssøn Beyer

Absalon Pederssøn Beyer  

(1528–1575), Norwegian theological educator and humanist.Orphaned at age six, he was raised as the foster son of Bishop Geble Pederssøn, the first Lutheran bishop of Bergen. Beyer was educated ...
academies

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The learned societies of Renaissance Europe adopted the term ‘academy’ in imitation of the Academy established by Plato, whose school was named after Academus, the mythical hero who was ... More
Acanthus

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A Mediterranean plant for which the English vernacular name is bear's breech. The scalloped leaves of Acanthus spinosus were, according to ...

Acarie, Barbe Jeanne

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(1566–1618),

French Carmelite, born in Paris, the daughter of a royal councillor, and educated by the Poor Clares (French Clarisses, the second ...

Acciaiuoli, Donato

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(1429–78),

Florentine scholar and statesman, a scion of the Acciaiuoli family. He studied Greek with John Argyropoulos and with his assistance wrote commentaries on ...

Acciaiuoli family

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Members of the Acciaiuoli family migrated to Florence from Bergamo in the twelfth century, and established themselves in business and ...

Accolti family

Accolti family  

The Arezzo family of the Accolti produced jurists, churchmen, and writers for centuries. The family had already produced several distinguished jurists when Benedetto Accolti ‘il Vecchio’ (1415–66) ...
Accolti family

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The Arezzo family of the Accolti produced jurists, churchmen, and writers for centuries. The family had already produced several distinguished jurists when ...

Accoramboni, Vittoria

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(1557–85),

Born in Gubbio on 15 February 1557; she moved to Rome as a child, and at the age of 16 married Francesco Peretti, a nephew of ...

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