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This US group was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1978 by Steve Allen (guitar, vocals) and Ron Flynt (bass, vocals), two expatriate musicians from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Drummer Mike Gallo ...

Fernando de Acuña

Fernando de Acuña  

(c.1520–c.1580),Spanish soldier, poet, and translator, born in Valladolid; he served as a soldier in Germany, Italy, and Tunisia. His Italianate Varias poesías was published by his widow in 1591. ...
Sebastian Virdung

Sebastian Virdung  

(b Amberg, 19 or 20 Jan. c.1465; d after 1510).German theorist and composer. His treatise Musica getutscht (Basle, 1511) is the oldest printed manual on musical instruments and provides ...
JoãO de Barros

JoãO de Barros  

(1496–1570),Portuguese colonizer, humanist, and historian, educated at the royal court in Lisbon. At the age of 20 he wrote a chivalric romance called Clarimundo (Lisbon, 1522); in 1530 Barros ...
Declaration of Naumburg

Declaration of Naumburg  

Negotiated and signed by German Lutheran princes who met at Naumburg (Thuringia) from 20 January to 8 February 1561, the Declaration of Naumburg was a product of the theological conflicts ...
Rudolph Agricola

Rudolph Agricola  

(1444–85)Renaissance humanist. His major work was De inventione dialectica, on rhetoric and dialectic in classical literature.
battle of Fornovo

battle of Fornovo  

A battle in the Wars of Italy fought on the banks of the river Taro near Fornovo (20 kilometres (12 miles) south-west of Parma) on 6 July 1495 between the ...
Gomes Eanes de Zurara

Gomes Eanes de Zurara  

(1410/20–1473/4),Portuguese historian who succeeded Fernão Lopes as royal chronicler in 1454. His Crónica da tomada de Ceuta is a continuation of his predecessor's account of the reign of King ...
Antonio Moro

Antonio Moro  

(c.1516/20–1576/7),Dutch portrait painter usually known by the Spanish version of his name, born in Utrecht, where he trained in the studio of Jan van Scorel. His access to the ...
Thomas Francini

Thomas Francini  

(1571–1651),A Florentine hydraulic engineer who moved to France c.1599 at the invitation of Henri IV. Together with his brothers Alexandre (fl.1608, d. 1648) and Camille (c.1608–20) he designed and ...
Philippists

Philippists  

The followers of the Lutheran theologian, Philip Melanchthon (‘Dr Philippus’), also known as ‘Crypto-Calvinists’ and ‘Synergists’ (qq.v.).
Peter Schöffer

Peter Schöffer  

(c.1425–c.1503),German printer. He was born in Gernsheim (Rhine) and by 1449 was working as a scriptor (i.e. manuscript copyist) in Paris. He later married Dyna (or Christina), the daughter ...
Ordinance of Västerås

Ordinance of Västerås  

(1527). The regulations passed by the Diet of Västerås which carried through the Protestant Reformation in Sweden.
Bartolomé Carranza

Bartolomé Carranza  

(1503–76),Spanish Dominican theologian, born into a noble family in Miranda de Arga (Navarre) and educated at Alcalá de Henares (1515–20). He entered the Dominican Order (1520) and then continued ...
Elba

Elba  

A small island off the west coast of Italy, famous as the place of Napoleon's first exile (1814–15).
Villa d' Este

Villa d' Este  

Two Renaissance villas are now called Villa d'Este. The villa that belonged to the Este family is at Tivoli (ancient Tibur), a hill town 30 kilometres (20 miles) east of ...
Innocent IX

Innocent IX  

(1519–91),Pope from 29 October 1591 until his death two months later on 30 December, was born Giovanni Antonio Fachinetti on 20 July 1519 in Bologna, where his family had ...
Martin V

Martin V  

(1368–1431),Pope from 11 November 1417 until his death on 20 February 1431, was born Oddo Colonna in Gennazano; his father Agapito, a prominent member of the Colonna family, later ...
Hieronymus Emser

Hieronymus Emser  

(1478–1527),German humanist and Catholic polemicist, born in Ulm on 20 March 1477. He was educated at Tübingen (where he studied Greek) and Basel (where he studied law) and in ...
Philip the Good

Philip the Good  

(1396–1467)Duke of Burgundy (1419–67). His first act as Duke of Burgundy was to forge an alliance with Henry V of England, signing the Treaty of Troyes, in which Queen Isabella of France named Henry ...
Pleiades

Pleiades  

A prominent open cluster in Taurus, popularly termed the Seven Sisters, and also known as M45. The cluster spans over 1½° of sky and contains about 100 stars, the brightest of which is 3rd-magnitude ...

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