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  • A useful sketch of recent biographies is to be found in The Edinburgh Review (July 1906).

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  • In English there are biographies by A.

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  • he wrote the article Drama, and biographies of Ben Jonson and other dramatists; and he became an important contributor to the present work.

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  • 457, and in Ralf's Naval Biographies, i.

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  • John's other known work was a series of Biographies of Eastern Saints, compiled about 569.

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  • But the standard biographies of Ken are those of J.

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  • - Many of the authorities on which the biographies of Xavier have been based are untrustworthy, notably the Peregrinacam of F.

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  • Biographies are prefixed to most of the above editions.

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  • Baker, the writings of Livingstone, and the biographies of Gordon may be consulted, besides the many documents on these subjects published by the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society.

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  • See biographies by J.

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  • Many of the most celebrated men of Europe visited him there, and large parts of his usual biographies are composed of extracts from their accounts of Ferney.

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  • and Foreign; Foxe's Acts and Monuments; Strype's Memorials of Cranmer (1694); Anecdotes and Character of Archbishop Cranmer, by Ralph Morice, and two contemporary biographies (Camden Society's publications); Remains of Thomas Cranmer, by Jenkyns (1833); Lives of Cranmer, by Gilpin (1784), Todd (1831), Le Bas, in Hook's Lives of the Archbishops of Canterbury, vols.

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  • See also the essay on Gibbon in Sir Spencer Walpole's Essays and Biographies (1907).

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  • Morse, The Federalist Party in Massachusetts (Princeton, N.J., 1909); and the biographies and writings of George Cabot, Fisher Ames, Gouverneur Morris, John Jay, Rufus King, Timothy Pickering, Theodore Sedgwick, C. C. Pinckney and J.

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  • Much information about Conway will also be found in the biographies of his leading contemporaries, Rockingham, Shelburne, Chatham, Pitt and Fox.

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  • Lastly, the work of Celestin Port, Dictionnaire historique, geographique et biographique de Maine-etLoire (3 vols., Paris and Angers, 1874-1878), and its small volume of Preliminaires (including a summary of the history of Anjou), contain, in addition to the biographies of the chief counts of Anjou, a mass of information concerning everything connected with Angevin history.

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  • Of biographies we have those by H.

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  • The biographies and special national histories are like paper money.

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  • If the whole activity of the leaders serves as the expression of the people's will, as some historians suppose, then all the details of the court scandals contained in the biographies of a Napoleon or a Catherine serve to express the life of the nation, which is evident nonsense; but if it is only some particular side of the activity of an historical leader which serves to express the people's life, as other so-called "philosophical" historians believe, then to determine which side of the activity of a leader expresses the nation's life, we have first of all to know in what the nation's life consists.

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  • For further information the reader should consult the Parentalia, published by Wren's grandson in 1750, an account of the Wren family and especially of Sir Christopher and his works; also the two biographies of Wren by Elmes and Miss Phillimore; Milman, Annals of St Paul's (1868); and Longman, Three Cathedrals dedicated to St Paul in London (1873), pp. 77 seq.

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  • There are numerous older and uncritical biographies by members of the Society; best and earliest are De vita Francisca Xaverii.

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  • The principal older biographies are those of Dupont de Nemours (1782, enlarged in his edition of Turgot's Works, 1807-1811), and Condorcet (1786); the best modern ones are those of A.

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  • The dates (1762-1794) given in so many biographies of Desmoulins are certainly inaccurate.

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  • He also wrote biographies of Frederick the Great and Frederick William IV.

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  • - Original: - The correspondence of Becket and most of the contemporary biographies are collected by J.

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  • The 13th section, or Spend Nask, which was mainly consecrated to the description of his life, has perished; while the biographies founded upon it in the 7th book of the Dinkard (9th century A.D.), the Shah-Nama, and the Zardusht-Nama (13th century), are thoroughly legendary - full of wonders, fabulous histories and miraculous deliverances.

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  • Of subsequent biographies the best is probably Burke A.

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  • Among other biographies O.

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  • In 1847 he wrote his biographies of Simon, Lord Lovat, and of Duncan Forbes, and in 1849 prepared for Chambers's Series manuals of political and social economy and of emigration.

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  • The best biographies are John Weiss's Life and Correspondence of Theodore Parker (New York, 1864); O.

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  • The Life of Hippocrates (in Ideler) probably formed one of the collection of medical biographies by Soranus referred to by Suidas, and is valuable as the only authority for the life of the great physician, with the exception of articles in SuIdas and Stephanus of Byzantium (s.v.

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  • Several biographies and memoirs of Davis have been published, of which the best are: Jefferson Davis, Ex-President of the Confederate States (2 vols., New York, 1890), by his widow; F.

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  • (d) Biographical: In Magyar, the great serial entitled Hungarian Historical Biographies (Budapest, 1884, &c.), edited by Sandor Szilagyi, is a collection of lives of famous Hungarian men and women from the earliest times by many scholars of note, finely illustrated.

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  • In English there are short biographies by Richard Lodge (in the Foreign Statesmen series, 1896) and by J.

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  • We possess two lives of him - one by John of Asia in his collection of biographies, and another which may have been written by a priest of Jacob's original monastery of Pesilta.

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  • 8 Another, Nestorian who, a few years later, wrote ecclesiastical biographies and other theological works was Sabhrisho` Rustam, who lived at Mount Izla and other monasteries.

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  • These later historians had valuable help from the biographies of famous men and special histories of countries and cities, dynasties and princes, on which much labour was spent from the 4th century from the Flight onwards.

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  • Fliigel has published Ibn Kotlubogha's Biographies of the Hanifite Jurists.

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  • Altertums (1886), and biographies of Thomas Bradwardine (1862) and Robert Grosseteste (1867).

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  • See Theophanes, and the biographies of the patriarch Tarasius and Theodore of Studium; also F.

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  • Summaries of his system and writings are given in all the above biographies, also in Edmund Swift, Manual of the Doctrines of the New Church (London, 1885); and T.

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  • They form one series, and, besides valuable estimates of new books, include original dissertations, articles and biographies like our modern learned magazines.

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  • The fashion of illustrated serials was introduced in the Semanario pintoresco espanol (1836-1857), noticeable for its biographies and descriptions of Spanish monuments.

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  • See the biographies by Heeren (1809), During (1835) and Monnard, (1839); also in G.

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  • Of the more modern biographies may be noted that in the Dict.

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  • In all these biographies there is internal evidence of confusion; many of the incidents related are elsewhere told of other persons, and certain of them are quite irreconcilable with his character, so far as it can be judged of from his writings and from the opinions expressed of him by his contemporaries; we may safely reject, for instance, the legends that he set fire to the library of the Temple of Health at Cnidos, in order to destroy the evidence of plagiarism, and that he refused to visit Persia at the request of Artaxerxes Longimanus, during a pestilential epidemic, on the ground that he would in so doing be assisting an enemy.

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  • See Causes celebres, tome iv.; Raoul Allier, Voltaire et Calas, une erreur judiciaire au X VIII e siecle (Paris, 1898); and biographies of Voltaire.

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  • He also wrote at Bethlehem De viris illustribus sive de scriptoribus ecclesiasticas, a church history in biographies, ending with the life of the author; De nominibus Hebraicis, compiled from Philo and Origen; and De situ et nominibus locorum Hebraicorum.'

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  • See the biographies by Plutarch and Nepos; Xen.

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  • The earlier biographies of Garrick are by Arthur Murphy (2 vols., 1801) and by the bookseller Tom Davies (2 vols., 4th ed., 1805), the latter a work of some merit, but occasionally inaccurate and confused as to dates; and a searching if not altogether sympathetic survey of his verses is furnished by Joseph Knight's valuable Life (1894).

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  • Among the biographies, or biographical notices, of Talleyrand the following are, on the whole, hostile to him: G.

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  • Of recent biographies of Talleyrand the best are Lady Blennerhasset's Talleyrand (Berlin, 1894, Eng.

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  • In many cases the most valuable material on various periods is indicated under the biographies (or autobiographies in some cases) of the public men named in the above article, to which add Timothy Pickering, George Cabot, Joseph Warren, Elbridge Gerry, Benjamin F.

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  • For further information the reader should consult the Parentalia, published by Wren's grandson in 1750, an account of the Wren family and especially of Sir Christopher and his works; also the two biographies of Wren by Elmes and Miss Phillimore; Milman, Annals of St Paul's (1868); and Longman, Three Cathedrals dedicated to St Paul in London (1873), pp. 77 seq.

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  • He also wrote biographies of Frederick the Great and Frederick William IV.

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  • We possess two lives of him - one by John of Asia in his collection of biographies, and another which may have been written by a priest of Jacob's original monastery of Pesilta.

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  • These later historians had valuable help from the biographies of famous men and special histories of countries and cities, dynasties and princes, on which much labour was spent from the 4th century from the Flight onwards.

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  • See Theophanes, and the biographies of the patriarch Tarasius and Theodore of Studium; also F.

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  • The fashion of illustrated serials was introduced in the Semanario pintoresco espanol (1836-1857), noticeable for its biographies and descriptions of Spanish monuments.

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  • See Causes celebres, tome iv.; Raoul Allier, Voltaire et Calas, une erreur judiciaire au X VIII e siecle (Paris, 1898); and biographies of Voltaire.

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  • On this side of his character, however, Theodoret can best be studied in the thirty ascetic biographies of his (DtX66Eos iaropia.

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  • The lives by Hamon (1856) and Perennes (1860), without adding much to preceding biographies, are serious and edifying.

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  • 18 44, p. 271, translated among Arago's Biographies of Distinguished Men (1857); J.

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  • The biographies of Louis IV.

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  • Claudia introduced the men, reading from printed biographies.

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  • General: Histories and Biographies.

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  • Biot was an extremely prolific writer, and besides a great number of scientific memoirs, biographies, &c., his published works include: Analyse de la mecanique celeste de M.

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  • The authorities for the history of ancient Athens will mostly be found under Greece: History, and the various biographies.

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  • The influence of Muirchu's work can be traced in all later biographies.

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  • His biography was written by his son Karl Wilhelm Bottiger (1790-1862), for some time professor of history at Erlangen, and author of several valuable histories (History of Germany, History of Saxony, History of Bavaria, Universal History of Biographies).

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  • During this period he published his poetical satire called Metamorphosis (1726), his Epistolae ad virum perillustrem (1727), his Description of Denmark and Norway (1729), History of Denmark, Universal Church History, Biographies of Famous Men, Moral Reflections, Description of Bergen (1737), A History of the Jews, and other learned and laborious compilations.

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  • Darboy (Paris, 1888), biographies written from the clerical standpoint, which have called forth a number of pamphlets in reply.

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  • Lowry Whittle's Grover Cleveland (1896; " Public Men of To-day " series) are judicious volumes; and " Campaign Biographies " (1884) were written by W.

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  • BOLLANDISTS, the Belgian Jesuits who publish the Ada Sanctorum, the great collection of biographies and legends of the saints, arranged by days, in the order of the calendar.

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  • In 1851 he brought out a life of Count Yorck von Wartenburg (Berlin, 1851-1852, and many later editions), one of the best biographies in the German language, and then began his great work on the Geschichte der preussischen Politik (Berlin, 1855-1886).

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  • The chief biographies are: in French that of Saint Marc Girardin (1874), in English the Life by Viscount Morley.

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  • R.) The fortunes of the Bonaparte family may be further followed under the later biographies of its leading members, mainly descendants of Lucien (II.

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  • He wrote full biographies of two chroniclers of Louis XI., one very obscure, Jean Castel (in the Bibliotheque de l'Ecole des Charles, 1840), the other, Thomas Basin, bishop of Lisieux, who was, on the contrary, a remarkable politician, prelate and chronicler.

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  • The scanty details of Asser's life are taken from his biography of Alfred, from which it is inferred that he was acquainted with one or two Frankish biographies, and possibly had visited the continent of Europe.

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  • Seebohm's Oxford Reformers (3rd ed., 1887); and of the many biographies those by S.

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  • See also the article French Revolution and separate biographies.

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  • Of the many historians of the middle ages, besides the authors of biographies, chronicles, cloister annals, &c., may be mentioned Haymo, Anastasius, Adam of Bremen, Ordericus Vitalis, Honorius of Autun, Otto of Freising, Vincent of Beauvais and Antoninus of Florence.

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  • (See also Papacy; Renaissance; Reformation, and biographies of popes, &c.)/n==Authorities== -FOr sources see U.

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  • For works relating to the Sobieskian, Saxon and Partitional periods of Polish history, the reader is referred to the bibliographical notes appended to the biographies of John III., king of Poland, Michal Czartoryski, Stanislaus II., Tadeusz Andrzej Kosciuszko, Jozef Poniatowski, and the other chief actors of these periods.

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  • For biographies, memoirs and general works, see the lists appended to the various biographical articles and to the articles UNITED STATES and CONFEDERATE STATES.

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  • /n==Authorities== - The principal ancient authorities for the life of Caesar are his own Commentaries, the biographies of Plutarch and Suetonius, letters and speeches of Cicero, the Catiline of Sallust, the Pharsalia of Lucan, and the histories of Appian, Dio Cassius and Velleius Paterculus (that of Livy exists only in the Epitome).

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  • Soc., 1877), "Yorktown Campaign" (New York, 1881), &c.; Sargent's Life of Major John 845 Andre (Boston, 1861), one of the best of Revolutionary biographies; Gen.

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  • Bartlett's Franklin Pierce (Auburn, New York, 1852), and Nathaniel Hawthorne's Franklin Pierce (Boston, 1852), are two "campaign" biographies, and are very eulogistic. J.

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  • During his stay in Hungary (1004) Bruno wrote a life of St Adalbert, the best of the three extant biographies of the saint (in Pertz, Mon.

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  • Next come the biographies of the succeeding Norwegian kings, the most detailed being those of the two missionary kings Olaf Tryggvason and St Olaf.

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  • Snorri's sources were partly succinct histories of the realm, as the chronological sketch of Ari; partly more voluminous early collections of traditions, as the Noregs Konungatal (Fagrskinna) and the Jarlasaga; partly legendary biographies of the two Olafs; and, in addition to these, studies and collections which he himself made during his journeys in Norway.

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  • besides the biographies of the empirical philosophers.

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  • Among a large number of biographies published previously, that by Washington Wilks (1854) has some merit.

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  • Roper's Life is the source of all the many subsequent biographies.

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  • 175; Ralfe, Naval Biographies, iv.

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  • o the authorities for the lives of individual popes attached to the biographies under their several headings, and to the articles on the Councils Of Basel, Constance, Trent, may be added: Clement V.

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  • He wrote the biographies of a number of German scholars of the 16th century, mostly theologians, which were published in Heidelberg and Frankfort (5 vols., 1615-1620).

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  • His industry as a biographer is commended by P. Bayle, who acknowledges his obligations to Adam's labours; and his biographies, though they have faults, are still useful.

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  • Among the latter were (besides histories of the campaigns in which he served), Life of Sir Thomas Munro (3 vols., 1830); History of India (4 vols., 1830-1835); The Leipsic Campaign and Lives of Military Commanders (1831); Story of the Battle of Waterloo (1847); Sketch of the Military History of Great Britain (1845); Sale's Brigade in Afghanistan (1847); biographies of Lord Clive (1848), the duke of Wellington (1862), and Warren Hastings (1848; the subject of Macaulay's essay, in which it is described as "three big bad volumes full of undigested correspondence and undiscerning panegyric").

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  • The main merit of his account of ancient art, the only classical work of its kind, is that it is a compilation ultimately founded on the lost textbooks of Xenocrates and on the biographies of Duris and Antigonus.

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  • The biographies and letters contained in the 7 vols.

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  • Numerous biographies of Mary Stuart have been published, as well as essays and treatises dealing with particular episodes in her life, of which the most worthy of mention are: George Chalmers, Life of Mary Queen of Scots, (2 vols., London, 1818); Henry Glassford Bell, Life of Mary Queen of Scots (2 vols., Edinburgh, 1828-1831); the "Life" in Agnes Strickland's Lives of the Queens of Scotland (8 vols., Edinburgh, 1850); J.

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  • The chief biographies of Lessing are by K.

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  • The biographies of all the famous men who were enrolled in this academy must be sought in the pages of Didot's Alde Manuce.

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  • Many biographies have appeared.

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  • The biographies we possess do not tell us where or when this great change of interest occurred.

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  • There are numerous biographies, and biographical studies, including: John G.

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  • Something is learned, too, from biographies written by the monks, of which Einhards Vita Karoli Magni is the greatest and the best, and Wipos life of the emperor Conrad II.

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  • Biographies exist of most of the chief men: C. R.

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  • 8vo (1881); The Life of John Bright, M.P., by John M'Gilchrist, in Cassell's Representative Biographies (1868); John Bright, by C. A.

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  • Some are so sober and realistic as to make it doubtful whether they are not true biographies and narratives of actual events.

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  • See also the special bibliographies appended to the biographies of the Danish kings and statesmen.

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  • Of earlier biographies that by Pauli is still of great value: Konig "Elfred (Berlin, 1851); Eng.

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  • Among the numerous less authoritative biographies may be mentioned Ivan Golovin, Histoire d'Alexandre I.

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  • The celebration in 1897 of the 400th anniversary of Melanchthon's birth produced many short biographies and Festreden, among them works by J.

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  • The prose framework is in this case preserved only in the commentary, which also gives biographies of the authors.

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  • The chief biographies of Schiller are the following: T.

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  • The following are the more important biographies: H.

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  • There are also biographies by W.

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  • Randolph (4 vols., Charlottesville, Va., 1829); biographies by James Schouler ("Makers of America Series," New York, 1893); John T.

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  • -Of the early biographies, that by J.

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  • - Madison's personality is perplexingly vague; the biographies of him are little more than histories of the period, and the best history of the later period in which he was before the public, Henry Adams's History of the United States from r80r to 1817 (1889-1890), gives the clearest sketch and best criticism of him.

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  • - The special articles on the several arts and the literatures of modern Europe, and on the biographies of great men mentioned in this essay, will give details of necessity here omitted.

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  • A descriptive list of biographies and biographical sketches is given in W.

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  • The larger comprehensive histories of the United States by Bancroft, Hildreth, Winsor, McMaster, Von Holst, Schouler and Avery, the biographies in the "American Statesmen" series, and Hart's "American Natioh" series, are indispensable.

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  • Both these stories appear to belong to a biography of Isaiah, and, like the similar biographies of Elijah and Elisha, are open to the suspicion that historical facts have been subordinated to idealize the work of the prophet.

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  • The Vitae patrum consists of twenty biographies of bishops, abbots and hermits belonging to Gaul.

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  • He also wrote biographies of W.

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  • The curses pronounced against him may be read in most of the biographies.

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  • But among the many express biographies two especially should be consulted - those by Thomas McCrie (Edinburgh, 1811; revised and enlarged in 1813, the later editions containing valuable notes by the author); and by P. Hume Brown (Edinburgh, 1895).

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  • See also the bibliographies attached to the articles Denmark: History; Norway: History; Finland: History; as well as the special bibliographies attached to the various biographies of Swedish sovereigns and statesmen.

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  • General studies of the epistle will be found in all biographies of Paul and histories of the apostolic age, as well as in works like Sabatier's The Apostle Paul (pp. 187 f.), B.

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  • Next in importance to history rank geography, cosmography, and travels (for instance, the Nuzhat-uli~ulub, by liamdallah MustaufI, who died in 1349, and the translations of Istakhris and KazvInIs Arabic works), and the various tadhkiras or biographies of ~fis and poets, with selections in prose and verse, from the oldest of AufI (about 1220) to the last and largest of all, the Makhzan-ulg/zaraib, or Treasure of Marvellous Matters (completed 1803), which contains bi)graphies and specimens of more than 3000 poets.

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  • He wrote a chronicle of the monastery and several biographies - the life of Gerhard Groot, of Florentius Radewyn, of a Flemish lady St Louise, of Groot's original disciples; a number of tracts on the monastic life - The Monk's Alphabet, The Discipline of Cloisters, A Dialogue of Novices, The Life of the Good Monk, The Monk's Epitaph, Sermons to Novices, Sermons to Monks, The Solitary Life, On Silence, On Poverty, Humility and Patience; two tracts for young people - A Manual of Doctrine for the Young, and A Manual for Children; and books for edification - On True Compunction, The Garden of Roses, The Valley of Lilies, The Consolation of the Poor and the Sick, The Faithful Dispenser, The Soul's Soliloquy, The Hospital of the Poor.

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  • His very biographies are colourless.

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  • (London, 1855); Arago's Autobiography, translated by the Rev. Baden Powell (London, 1855, 1858); Arago's Meteorological Essays, with introduction by Humboldt, translated under the superintendence of Colonel Sabine (London, 1855), and Arago's Biographies of Scientific Men, translated by Smyth, Powell and Grant, 8vo (London, 1857).

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  • He wrote, besides, biographies, catechisms and hymnals for children, manuals of religious verse, lectures and essays on Dante, &c.

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  • (this was a main source); (5) the Constantinopolitan Chronicle; (6) possibly a collection of imperial biographies; (7) lists of bishops; (8) collections of letters by members of the Arian and orthodox parties.

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  • Its title was Imagines, and it consisted of 700 prose biographies of Greek and Roman celebrities, with a metrical elogium for each, accompanied in each case by a portrait.

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  • Amongst them may be mentioned a history of the dispute with Palamas; biographies of his uncle and early instructor John, metropolitan of Heraclea, and of the martyr Codratus of Antioch; funeral orations for Theodore Metochita, and the two emperors Andronicus; commentaries on the wanderings of Odysseus and on Synesius's treatise on dreams; tracts on orthography and on words of doubtful meaning; a philosophical dialogue called Florentius or Concerning Wisdom; astronomical treatises on the date of Easter and the preparation of the astrolabe; and an extensive correspondence.

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  • One of the historians of the brotherhood, Wenceslas Bfezan, wrote a History of the House of Rosenberg, of which only the biographies of William and Peter of Rosenberg have been preserved.

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  • He also published biographies of Reis, Faraday and Kelvin.

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  • There are several " campaign " biographies, including one by Richard Hildreth (1839) and one by Caleb Cushing (1840) and there is a good sketch in Presidents of the United States (New York, 1894), edited by J.

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  • Biographies: - A.

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  • There have been numerous biographies, the chief is Mrs Hookham's Life of Margaret of Anjou (1872).

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  • The noble style of his biographies and orations has earned for him the title of the Swedish Tacitus.

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  • On historical subjects the most considerable are Rerum memorandarum libri, a miscellany from a student's commonplace-book, and De viris illustribus, an epitome of the biographies of Roman worthies.

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  • De Sade's Life of the poet (Amsterdam, 1764-1767) marks an epoch in the history of his numerous biographies; but this is in many important points untrustworthy, and it has been superseded by Gustav Koerting's exhaustive volume on Petrarcas Leben and Werke (Leipzig, 1878).

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  • The importance to us of this uncritical collection of biographies is sufficient comment on the decline of history-writing in the latter empire.

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  • For the origin and history of the Cossacks see POLAND: History, and the biographies of Razin, Chmielnicki and Mazepa.

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  • da V., in Knackfuss's series of art biographies (Leipzig, 1898); Gabriel Seailles, L.

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  • Justin M`Carthy, amongst other works, wrote biographies of Sir Robert Peel (1891), Pope Leo XIII.

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  • Ghica and Lascar Catargiu (whose biographies are given under separate headings) received their political training abroad, and returned to educate their countrymen.

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  • See Tulloch, Rational Theology in England in the 17th Century; Hallam, Literature of Europe (chap. on Philosophy from 1650 to 1700; Hunt, Religious Thought in England; von Stein, Sieben Bucher zur Geschichte des Platonismus (1862), and works on individual philosophers appended to biographies.

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  • Michelet's sketch of her work in his Histoire de France, one of the best sections of the history, is hardly more vivid than these sources, upon which all the later biographies (notably that of H.

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  • Notwithstanding this domestic felicity, an impression is left on the reader of Corneille's biographies that he was by no means a happy man.

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  • The lives, which (with few exceptions) are arranged in chronological order, are distributed as follows: - To Spartianus: the biographies of Hadrian, Aelius Verus, Didius Julianus, Septimius Severus, Pescennius Niger, Caracallus, Geta (?); to Vulcacius Gallicanus: Avidius Cassius; to Capitolinus: Antoninus Pius, Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Verus, Pertinax, Clodius Albinus, the two Maximins, the three Gordians, Maximus and Balbinus, Opilius Macrinus (?); to Lampridius: Commodus, Diadumenus, Elagabalus, Alexander Severus; to Pollio: the two Valerians, the Gallieni, the so-called Thirty Tyrants or Usurpers, Claudius (his lives of Philip, Decius, and Gallus being lost); to Vopiscus: Aurelian, Tacitus, Florian, Probus, the four tyrants (Firmus, Saturninus, Proculus, Bonosus), Carus, Numerian, Carinus.

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  • Marius Maximus, who lived about 165-230, wrote biographies of the emperors, in continuation of those of Suetonius, from Nerva to Elagabalus; Junius Cordus dealt with the less-known emperors, perhaps down to Maximus and Balbinus.

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  • Even their trivialities have their use; their endless anecdotes respecting the personal habits of the subjects of their biographies, if valueless to the historian, are most acceptable to the archaeologist, and not unimportant to the economist and moralist.

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  • Jameson have been sufficiently indicated (see also their separate biographies).

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  • Briefer biographies have been written by Anna L.

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  • 56-63) charges him with undue partiality for Cleomenes and unfairness towards Aratus; Plutarch (Aratus, 38), who is of the same opinion, did not hesitate to use him freely in his own biographies of Agis and Cleomenes.

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  • Of political biographies there is no end.

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  • He also wrote biographies of Sir Isaac Newton and Edmund Halley for Knight's British Worthies, various notices of scientific men for the [[Gallery]] of Portraits, and for the uncompleted Biographical Dictionary of the Useful Knowledge Society, and at least seven articles in Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography.

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  • By Max Muller especially it was employed as a convenient short term for the whole body of languages more commonly known as IndoEuropean or Indo-Germanic. In the same way Max Muller used Aryas as a general term for the speakers of such languages, as in his book published in 1888, Biographies of Words and the Home of the Aryas.

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  • There are also miscellaneous writings of Locke first published in the biographies of Lord King (1830) and of Mr Fox Bourne (1876).

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  • For the leading figures in the Revolution see their biographies under separate headings.

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  • See also the memoirs and biographies of the distinguished soldiers of the Republic and Empire, too numerous for citation here.

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  • 16.1 Poetry 16.2 Sagas 16.3 History 16.4 Biographies 16.5 Annals 16.6 Literature of foreign origin

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  • The complex work now known as Orkneyinga is made up of the Earls' Saga, lives of the first great earls, Turf-Einar, Thorfinn, &c.; the Life of St Magnus, founded partly on Abbot Robert's Latin life of him (c. 1150) an Orkney work, partly on Norse or Icelandic biographies; a Mirade-book of the same saint; the Lives of Earl Rognwald and Sveyn, the last of the vikings, and a few episodes such as the Burning of Bishop Adam.

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  • These biographies are more literary and medieval and less poetic than the Icelandic sagas and king's lives; their simplicity, truth, realism and purity of style are the same.

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  • He wrote Hungrvaka, lives of the first five bishops of Skalholt, and biographies of his patron Bishop Paul (Peilssaga) and also of St Thorlak (Thorlakssaga).

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  • The only noteworthy literary productions of this first period of Servian literature were zhivoti (biographies) and letopisi (chronicles).

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  • Among modern biographies are those by P. Henry, Das Leben J.

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  • Biographies appeared soon after her death by the Jesuit Ribera, who had been her confessor (1602), and by Diego de Yepez, confessor to Philip II.

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  • The first two are occupied entirely with his Syntagma philosophicum; the third contains his critical writings on Epicurus, Aristotle, Descartes, Fludd and Lord Herbert, with some occasional pieces on certain problems of physics; the fourth, his Institutio astronomica, and his Commentarii de rebus celestibus; the fifth, his commentary on the tenth book of Diogenes Laertius, the biographies of Epicurus, N.

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  • Prantl, Geschichte der Logik (Leipzig, 1861); and the Histories of Philosophy; also the literature under the biographies of philosophers mentioned.

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  • There are many confraternities established in his honour throughout Christendom, and the number of "pious" biographies devoted to him would fill many volumes.

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  • Of German biographies may be mentioned Hans Blum, Bismarck and seine Zeit (6 vols., Munich, 1894-1895), with a volume of appendices, &c. (1898); Heyck, Bismarck (Bielefeld, 1898); Kreutzer, Otto von Bismarck (2 vols., Leipzig, 1900); Klein-Hattingen, Bismarck and seine Welt, 1815-1871, Bd.

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  • Of modern biographies the best are those of de Broglie (2 vols., 1888) and Baumer (1892) - the former to be especially recommended.

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  • Claudia introduced the men, reading from printed biographies.

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  • Victorians published lots of biographies of Jesus which sought to explain the passion narratives in a rational way.

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  • begin1929 Wedgwood began writing a history of Parliament that would include the biographies of every person who sat in the House of Commons.

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  • There are several biographies of him, the first of which dates back to the 9th century (Bibliotheca hagiographica latina, Nos.

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  • A useful sketch of recent biographies is to be found in The Edinburgh Review (July 1906).

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  • he wrote the article Drama, and biographies of Ben Jonson and other dramatists; and he became an important contributor to the present work.

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  • Exceptions are the admirable biographies of Manuel Belgrano (d.

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  • On this side of his character, however, Theodoret can best be studied in the thirty ascetic biographies of his (DtX66Eos iaropia.

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  • The lives by Hamon (1856) and Perennes (1860), without adding much to preceding biographies, are serious and edifying.

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  • Besides the works, properly so called, there is a considerable amount of traditional matter - anecdotes, sayings, sermons - preserved in the biographies and in the Fioretti; 1 a great deal of this matter is no doubt substantially authentic, but it is not possible to subject it to any critical sifting.

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  • and Foreign; Foxe's Acts and Monuments; Strype's Memorials of Cranmer (1694); Anecdotes and Character of Archbishop Cranmer, by Ralph Morice, and two contemporary biographies (Camden Society's publications); Remains of Thomas Cranmer, by Jenkyns (1833); Lives of Cranmer, by Gilpin (1784), Todd (1831), Le Bas, in Hook's Lives of the Archbishops of Canterbury, vols.

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  • While in Malacca Xavier met one Yajiro, a Japanese exile (known to the biographies as Anger, Angero car Anjiro), who fired him with zeal for the conversion of Japan.

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  • - Many of the authorities on which the biographies of Xavier have been based are untrustworthy, notably the Peregrinacam of F.

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  • There are numerous older and uncritical biographies by members of the Society; best and earliest are De vita Francisca Xaverii.

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  • See also the essay on Gibbon in Sir Spencer Walpole's Essays and Biographies (1907).

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  • Morse, The Federalist Party in Massachusetts (Princeton, N.J., 1909); and the biographies and writings of George Cabot, Fisher Ames, Gouverneur Morris, John Jay, Rufus King, Timothy Pickering, Theodore Sedgwick, C. C. Pinckney and J.

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  • John's other known work was a series of Biographies of Eastern Saints, compiled about 569.

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  • Much information about Conway will also be found in the biographies of his leading contemporaries, Rockingham, Shelburne, Chatham, Pitt and Fox.

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  • 457, and in Ralf's Naval Biographies, i.

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  • The principal older biographies are those of Dupont de Nemours (1782, enlarged in his edition of Turgot's Works, 1807-1811), and Condorcet (1786); the best modern ones are those of A.

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  • General: Histories and Biographies.

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  • The dates (1762-1794) given in so many biographies of Desmoulins are certainly inaccurate.

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  • Biot was an extremely prolific writer, and besides a great number of scientific memoirs, biographies, &c., his published works include: Analyse de la mecanique celeste de M.

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  • See biographies by J.

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  • - Original: - The correspondence of Becket and most of the contemporary biographies are collected by J.

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  • The authorities for the history of ancient Athens will mostly be found under Greece: History, and the various biographies.

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  • These were a Castilian translation of The Life of Christ by Ludolphus of Saxony, and the popular Flowers of the Saints, a series of pious biographies.

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  • Baker, the writings of Livingstone, and the biographies of Gordon may be consulted, besides the many documents on these subjects published by the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society.

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  • The 13th section, or Spend Nask, which was mainly consecrated to the description of his life, has perished; while the biographies founded upon it in the 7th book of the Dinkard (9th century A.D.), the Shah-Nama, and the Zardusht-Nama (13th century), are thoroughly legendary - full of wonders, fabulous histories and miraculous deliverances.

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  • Of subsequent biographies the best is probably Burke A.

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  • Among other biographies O.

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  • Mitjans, Estudio sobre el movimiento cientifico y literario de Cuba (Havana, 1890); biographies of Varela and Luz Caballero by Rodriguez (see below); files of La Revista de Cuba (16 vols., Havana, 1877-1884) and La Revista Cubana (21 vols., Havana, 1885-1895).

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  • In English there are biographies by A.

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  • In 1847 he wrote his biographies of Simon, Lord Lovat, and of Duncan Forbes, and in 1849 prepared for Chambers's Series manuals of political and social economy and of emigration.

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  • The influence of Muirchu's work can be traced in all later biographies.

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  • His biography was written by his son Karl Wilhelm Bottiger (1790-1862), for some time professor of history at Erlangen, and author of several valuable histories (History of Germany, History of Saxony, History of Bavaria, Universal History of Biographies).

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  • The best biographies are John Weiss's Life and Correspondence of Theodore Parker (New York, 1864); O.

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  • The Life of Hippocrates (in Ideler) probably formed one of the collection of medical biographies by Soranus referred to by Suidas, and is valuable as the only authority for the life of the great physician, with the exception of articles in SuIdas and Stephanus of Byzantium (s.v.

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  • Several biographies and memoirs of Davis have been published, of which the best are: Jefferson Davis, Ex-President of the Confederate States (2 vols., New York, 1890), by his widow; F.

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  • During this period he published his poetical satire called Metamorphosis (1726), his Epistolae ad virum perillustrem (1727), his Description of Denmark and Norway (1729), History of Denmark, Universal Church History, Biographies of Famous Men, Moral Reflections, Description of Bergen (1737), A History of the Jews, and other learned and laborious compilations.

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  • (d) Biographical: In Magyar, the great serial entitled Hungarian Historical Biographies (Budapest, 1884, &c.), edited by Sandor Szilagyi, is a collection of lives of famous Hungarian men and women from the earliest times by many scholars of note, finely illustrated.

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  • 18 44, p. 271, translated among Arago's Biographies of Distinguished Men (1857); J.

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  • In English there are short biographies by Richard Lodge (in the Foreign Statesmen series, 1896) and by J.

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  • 8 Another, Nestorian who, a few years later, wrote ecclesiastical biographies and other theological works was Sabhrisho` Rustam, who lived at Mount Izla and other monasteries.

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  • The biographies of Louis IV.

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  • Many of the most celebrated men of Europe visited him there, and large parts of his usual biographies are composed of extracts from their accounts of Ferney.

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  • But the standard biographies of Ken are those of J.

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  • Schefer, Paris), a theoretical description of his religious and philosophical principles; and we can very well dismiss the rest as being probably just as apocryphal as Nasir's famous autobiography (found in several Persian tadhkiras or biographies of poets), a mere forgery of the most extravagant description, which is mainly responsible for the confusion in names and dates in older accounts of our author.

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  • Kostomarov, The History of Russia in the biographies of her great Men (Rus.), vol.

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  • Fliigel has published Ibn Kotlubogha's Biographies of the Hanifite Jurists.

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  • Altertums (1886), and biographies of Thomas Bradwardine (1862) and Robert Grosseteste (1867).

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  • Two biographies were published in 1850, one by his son-in-law, John Watkins, and another by "January Searle" (G.

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  • It proved a congenial task, and led to the writing of his Personal Memoirs, a frank, modest and charming book, which ranks among the best standard military biographies.

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  • Summaries of his system and writings are given in all the above biographies, also in Edmund Swift, Manual of the Doctrines of the New Church (London, 1885); and T.

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  • They form one series, and, besides valuable estimates of new books, include original dissertations, articles and biographies like our modern learned magazines.

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  • See the biographies by Heeren (1809), During (1835) and Monnard, (1839); also in G.

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  • Of the more modern biographies may be noted that in the Dict.

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  • In all these biographies there is internal evidence of confusion; many of the incidents related are elsewhere told of other persons, and certain of them are quite irreconcilable with his character, so far as it can be judged of from his writings and from the opinions expressed of him by his contemporaries; we may safely reject, for instance, the legends that he set fire to the library of the Temple of Health at Cnidos, in order to destroy the evidence of plagiarism, and that he refused to visit Persia at the request of Artaxerxes Longimanus, during a pestilential epidemic, on the ground that he would in so doing be assisting an enemy.

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  • He also wrote at Bethlehem De viris illustribus sive de scriptoribus ecclesiasticas, a church history in biographies, ending with the life of the author; De nominibus Hebraicis, compiled from Philo and Origen; and De situ et nominibus locorum Hebraicorum.'

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  • Biographies are prefixed to most of the above editions.

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  • See the biographies by Plutarch and Nepos; Xen.

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  • The earlier biographies of Garrick are by Arthur Murphy (2 vols., 1801) and by the bookseller Tom Davies (2 vols., 4th ed., 1805), the latter a work of some merit, but occasionally inaccurate and confused as to dates; and a searching if not altogether sympathetic survey of his verses is furnished by Joseph Knight's valuable Life (1894).

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  • Among the biographies, or biographical notices, of Talleyrand the following are, on the whole, hostile to him: G.

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  • Of recent biographies of Talleyrand the best are Lady Blennerhasset's Talleyrand (Berlin, 1894, Eng.

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  • Lastly, the work of Celestin Port, Dictionnaire historique, geographique et biographique de Maine-etLoire (3 vols., Paris and Angers, 1874-1878), and its small volume of Preliminaires (including a summary of the history of Anjou), contain, in addition to the biographies of the chief counts of Anjou, a mass of information concerning everything connected with Angevin history.

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  • In many cases the most valuable material on various periods is indicated under the biographies (or autobiographies in some cases) of the public men named in the above article, to which add Timothy Pickering, George Cabot, Joseph Warren, Elbridge Gerry, Benjamin F.

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  • Of biographies we have those by H.

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  • Darboy (Paris, 1888), biographies written from the clerical standpoint, which have called forth a number of pamphlets in reply.

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  • Lowry Whittle's Grover Cleveland (1896; " Public Men of To-day " series) are judicious volumes; and " Campaign Biographies " (1884) were written by W.

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  • BOLLANDISTS, the Belgian Jesuits who publish the Ada Sanctorum, the great collection of biographies and legends of the saints, arranged by days, in the order of the calendar.

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  • See Piero Maroncelli, Addizioni alle mie prigioni (Paris, 1834); the biographies by Latour; Gabriele Rosselli; Didier, Revue des deux mondes (September 1842); De Lomenie, Galerie des contemp. illustr.

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  • In 1851 he brought out a life of Count Yorck von Wartenburg (Berlin, 1851-1852, and many later editions), one of the best biographies in the German language, and then began his great work on the Geschichte der preussischen Politik (Berlin, 1855-1886).

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  • The chief biographies are: in French that of Saint Marc Girardin (1874), in English the Life by Viscount Morley.

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  • R.) The fortunes of the Bonaparte family may be further followed under the later biographies of its leading members, mainly descendants of Lucien (II.

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  • He wrote full biographies of two chroniclers of Louis XI., one very obscure, Jean Castel (in the Bibliotheque de l'Ecole des Charles, 1840), the other, Thomas Basin, bishop of Lisieux, who was, on the contrary, a remarkable politician, prelate and chronicler.

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  • The scanty details of Asser's life are taken from his biography of Alfred, from which it is inferred that he was acquainted with one or two Frankish biographies, and possibly had visited the continent of Europe.

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  • Seebohm's Oxford Reformers (3rd ed., 1887); and of the many biographies those by S.

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  • See also the article French Revolution and separate biographies.

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  • Of the many historians of the middle ages, besides the authors of biographies, chronicles, cloister annals, &c., may be mentioned Haymo, Anastasius, Adam of Bremen, Ordericus Vitalis, Honorius of Autun, Otto of Freising, Vincent of Beauvais and Antoninus of Florence.

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  • (See also Papacy; Renaissance; Reformation, and biographies of popes, &c.)/n==Authorities== -FOr sources see U.

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  • For works relating to the Sobieskian, Saxon and Partitional periods of Polish history, the reader is referred to the bibliographical notes appended to the biographies of John III., king of Poland, Michal Czartoryski, Stanislaus II., Tadeusz Andrzej Kosciuszko, Jozef Poniatowski, and the other chief actors of these periods.

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  • For biographies, memoirs and general works, see the lists appended to the various biographical articles and to the articles UNITED STATES and CONFEDERATE STATES.

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  • /n==Authorities== - The principal ancient authorities for the life of Caesar are his own Commentaries, the biographies of Plutarch and Suetonius, letters and speeches of Cicero, the Catiline of Sallust, the Pharsalia of Lucan, and the histories of Appian, Dio Cassius and Velleius Paterculus (that of Livy exists only in the Epitome).

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  • Soc., 1877), "Yorktown Campaign" (New York, 1881), &c.; Sargent's Life of Major John 845 Andre (Boston, 1861), one of the best of Revolutionary biographies; Gen.

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  • Bartlett's Franklin Pierce (Auburn, New York, 1852), and Nathaniel Hawthorne's Franklin Pierce (Boston, 1852), are two "campaign" biographies, and are very eulogistic. J.

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  • During his stay in Hungary (1004) Bruno wrote a life of St Adalbert, the best of the three extant biographies of the saint (in Pertz, Mon.

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  • Among less reputed biographies or materials for biography may be mentioned a second Zafarnama, by Maulana Nizamu 'd-Din Shanab Ghazani (Nizam Shami), stated to be "the earliest known history of Timur, and the only one written in his lifetime"; and vol.

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  • Snorri is the author of the great prose Edda (see Edda), and of the Heimskringla or Sagas of the Norwegian Kings, a connected series of biographies of the kings of Norway down to Sverri in 1177.

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  • Next come the biographies of the succeeding Norwegian kings, the most detailed being those of the two missionary kings Olaf Tryggvason and St Olaf.

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  • Snorri's sources were partly succinct histories of the realm, as the chronological sketch of Ari; partly more voluminous early collections of traditions, as the Noregs Konungatal (Fagrskinna) and the Jarlasaga; partly legendary biographies of the two Olafs; and, in addition to these, studies and collections which he himself made during his journeys in Norway.

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  • besides the biographies of the empirical philosophers.

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  • Among a large number of biographies published previously, that by Washington Wilks (1854) has some merit.

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  • Roper's Life is the source of all the many subsequent biographies.

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  • 175; Ralfe, Naval Biographies, iv.

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  • o the authorities for the lives of individual popes attached to the biographies under their several headings, and to the articles on the Councils Of Basel, Constance, Trent, may be added: Clement V.

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  • He wrote the biographies of a number of German scholars of the 16th century, mostly theologians, which were published in Heidelberg and Frankfort (5 vols., 1615-1620).

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  • His industry as a biographer is commended by P. Bayle, who acknowledges his obligations to Adam's labours; and his biographies, though they have faults, are still useful.

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  • Among the latter were (besides histories of the campaigns in which he served), Life of Sir Thomas Munro (3 vols., 1830); History of India (4 vols., 1830-1835); The Leipsic Campaign and Lives of Military Commanders (1831); Story of the Battle of Waterloo (1847); Sketch of the Military History of Great Britain (1845); Sale's Brigade in Afghanistan (1847); biographies of Lord Clive (1848), the duke of Wellington (1862), and Warren Hastings (1848; the subject of Macaulay's essay, in which it is described as "three big bad volumes full of undigested correspondence and undiscerning panegyric").

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  • The main merit of his account of ancient art, the only classical work of its kind, is that it is a compilation ultimately founded on the lost textbooks of Xenocrates and on the biographies of Duris and Antigonus.

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  • The biographies and letters contained in the 7 vols.

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  • Numerous biographies of Mary Stuart have been published, as well as essays and treatises dealing with particular episodes in her life, of which the most worthy of mention are: George Chalmers, Life of Mary Queen of Scots, (2 vols., London, 1818); Henry Glassford Bell, Life of Mary Queen of Scots (2 vols., Edinburgh, 1828-1831); the "Life" in Agnes Strickland's Lives of the Queens of Scotland (8 vols., Edinburgh, 1850); J.

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  • The chief biographies of Lessing are by K.

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  • The biographies of all the famous men who were enrolled in this academy must be sought in the pages of Didot's Alde Manuce.

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  • Many biographies have appeared.

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  • The biographies we possess do not tell us where or when this great change of interest occurred.

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  • There are numerous biographies, and biographical studies, including: John G.

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  • Something is learned, too, from biographies written by the monks, of which Einhards Vita Karoli Magni is the greatest and the best, and Wipos life of the emperor Conrad II.

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  • Biographies exist of most of the chief men: C. R.

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  • 8vo (1881); The Life of John Bright, M.P., by John M'Gilchrist, in Cassell's Representative Biographies (1868); John Bright, by C. A.

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  • Some are so sober and realistic as to make it doubtful whether they are not true biographies and narratives of actual events.

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  • See also the special bibliographies appended to the biographies of the Danish kings and statesmen.

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  • Of earlier biographies that by Pauli is still of great value: Konig "Elfred (Berlin, 1851); Eng.

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  • Among the numerous less authoritative biographies may be mentioned Ivan Golovin, Histoire d'Alexandre I.

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  • The celebration in 1897 of the 400th anniversary of Melanchthon's birth produced many short biographies and Festreden, among them works by J.

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  • The prose framework is in this case preserved only in the commentary, which also gives biographies of the authors.

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  • The chief biographies of Schiller are the following: T.

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  • The following are the more important biographies: H.

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  • There are also biographies by W.

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  • -Of the early biographies, that by J.

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  • - Madison's personality is perplexingly vague; the biographies of him are little more than histories of the period, and the best history of the later period in which he was before the public, Henry Adams's History of the United States from r80r to 1817 (1889-1890), gives the clearest sketch and best criticism of him.

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  • - The special articles on the several arts and the literatures of modern Europe, and on the biographies of great men mentioned in this essay, will give details of necessity here omitted.

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  • A descriptive list of biographies and biographical sketches is given in W.

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  • The larger comprehensive histories of the United States by Bancroft, Hildreth, Winsor, McMaster, Von Holst, Schouler and Avery, the biographies in the "American Statesmen" series, and Hart's "American Natioh" series, are indispensable.

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  • Both these stories appear to belong to a biography of Isaiah, and, like the similar biographies of Elijah and Elisha, are open to the suspicion that historical facts have been subordinated to idealize the work of the prophet.

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  • The Vitae patrum consists of twenty biographies of bishops, abbots and hermits belonging to Gaul.

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  • He also wrote biographies of W.

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  • The curses pronounced against him may be read in most of the biographies.

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  • But among the many express biographies two especially should be consulted - those by Thomas McCrie (Edinburgh, 1811; revised and enlarged in 1813, the later editions containing valuable notes by the author); and by P. Hume Brown (Edinburgh, 1895).

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  • See also the bibliographies attached to the articles Denmark: History; Norway: History; Finland: History; as well as the special bibliographies attached to the various biographies of Swedish sovereigns and statesmen.

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  • All earlier biographies were superseded by Theophile Lavallee's Histoire de St Cyr, reviewed in Causeries du lundi, vol.

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  • General studies of the epistle will be found in all biographies of Paul and histories of the apostolic age, as well as in works like Sabatier's The Apostle Paul (pp. 187 f.), B.

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  • A great saint of the same period, Sheikh Abdallah An~gri of Hert (,oo6 1089; 396481 A.IL), assisted in spreading the pantheistic movement by his Munajdt or Invocations to God, by several prose tracts, and by an important collection of biographies of eminent 5ufis, based on an older Arabic compilation, and serving in its turn as groundwork for Jamis excellent Nafa~~iat-aluns (completed in 1478; 883 A.rr).

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  • Next in importance to history rank geography, cosmography, and travels (for instance, the Nuzhat-uli~ulub, by liamdallah MustaufI, who died in 1349, and the translations of Istakhris and KazvInIs Arabic works), and the various tadhkiras or biographies of ~fis and poets, with selections in prose and verse, from the oldest of AufI (about 1220) to the last and largest of all, the Makhzan-ulg/zaraib, or Treasure of Marvellous Matters (completed 1803), which contains bi)graphies and specimens of more than 3000 poets.

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  • He wrote a chronicle of the monastery and several biographies - the life of Gerhard Groot, of Florentius Radewyn, of a Flemish lady St Louise, of Groot's original disciples; a number of tracts on the monastic life - The Monk's Alphabet, The Discipline of Cloisters, A Dialogue of Novices, The Life of the Good Monk, The Monk's Epitaph, Sermons to Novices, Sermons to Monks, The Solitary Life, On Silence, On Poverty, Humility and Patience; two tracts for young people - A Manual of Doctrine for the Young, and A Manual for Children; and books for edification - On True Compunction, The Garden of Roses, The Valley of Lilies, The Consolation of the Poor and the Sick, The Faithful Dispenser, The Soul's Soliloquy, The Hospital of the Poor.

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  • His very biographies are colourless.

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  • (London, 1855); Arago's Autobiography, translated by the Rev. Baden Powell (London, 1855, 1858); Arago's Meteorological Essays, with introduction by Humboldt, translated under the superintendence of Colonel Sabine (London, 1855), and Arago's Biographies of Scientific Men, translated by Smyth, Powell and Grant, 8vo (London, 1857).

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  • He wrote, besides, biographies, catechisms and hymnals for children, manuals of religious verse, lectures and essays on Dante, &c.

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  • (this was a main source); (5) the Constantinopolitan Chronicle; (6) possibly a collection of imperial biographies; (7) lists of bishops; (8) collections of letters by members of the Arian and orthodox parties.

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  • Its title was Imagines, and it consisted of 700 prose biographies of Greek and Roman celebrities, with a metrical elogium for each, accompanied in each case by a portrait.

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  • Amongst them may be mentioned a history of the dispute with Palamas; biographies of his uncle and early instructor John, metropolitan of Heraclea, and of the martyr Codratus of Antioch; funeral orations for Theodore Metochita, and the two emperors Andronicus; commentaries on the wanderings of Odysseus and on Synesius's treatise on dreams; tracts on orthography and on words of doubtful meaning; a philosophical dialogue called Florentius or Concerning Wisdom; astronomical treatises on the date of Easter and the preparation of the astrolabe; and an extensive correspondence.

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  • One of the historians of the brotherhood, Wenceslas Bfezan, wrote a History of the House of Rosenberg, of which only the biographies of William and Peter of Rosenberg have been preserved.

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  • He also published biographies of Reis, Faraday and Kelvin.

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  • There are several " campaign " biographies, including one by Richard Hildreth (1839) and one by Caleb Cushing (1840) and there is a good sketch in Presidents of the United States (New York, 1894), edited by J.

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  • Biographies: - A.

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  • There have been numerous biographies, the chief is Mrs Hookham's Life of Margaret of Anjou (1872).

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  • The noble style of his biographies and orations has earned for him the title of the Swedish Tacitus.

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  • On historical subjects the most considerable are Rerum memorandarum libri, a miscellany from a student's commonplace-book, and De viris illustribus, an epitome of the biographies of Roman worthies.

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  • De Sade's Life of the poet (Amsterdam, 1764-1767) marks an epoch in the history of his numerous biographies; but this is in many important points untrustworthy, and it has been superseded by Gustav Koerting's exhaustive volume on Petrarcas Leben and Werke (Leipzig, 1878).

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  • The importance to us of this uncritical collection of biographies is sufficient comment on the decline of history-writing in the latter empire.

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  • For the origin and history of the Cossacks see POLAND: History, and the biographies of Razin, Chmielnicki and Mazepa.

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  • da V., in Knackfuss's series of art biographies (Leipzig, 1898); Gabriel Seailles, L.

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  • Justin M`Carthy, amongst other works, wrote biographies of Sir Robert Peel (1891), Pope Leo XIII.

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  • Ghica and Lascar Catargiu (whose biographies are given under separate headings) received their political training abroad, and returned to educate their countrymen.

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  • See Tulloch, Rational Theology in England in the 17th Century; Hallam, Literature of Europe (chap. on Philosophy from 1650 to 1700; Hunt, Religious Thought in England; von Stein, Sieben Bucher zur Geschichte des Platonismus (1862), and works on individual philosophers appended to biographies.

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  • Michelet's sketch of her work in his Histoire de France, one of the best sections of the history, is hardly more vivid than these sources, upon which all the later biographies (notably that of H.

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  • Notwithstanding this domestic felicity, an impression is left on the reader of Corneille's biographies that he was by no means a happy man.

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  • AUGUSTAN HISTORY, the name given to a collection of the biographies of the Roman emperors from Hadrian to Carinus (A.D.

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  • The lives, which (with few exceptions) are arranged in chronological order, are distributed as follows: - To Spartianus: the biographies of Hadrian, Aelius Verus, Didius Julianus, Septimius Severus, Pescennius Niger, Caracallus, Geta (?); to Vulcacius Gallicanus: Avidius Cassius; to Capitolinus: Antoninus Pius, Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Verus, Pertinax, Clodius Albinus, the two Maximins, the three Gordians, Maximus and Balbinus, Opilius Macrinus (?); to Lampridius: Commodus, Diadumenus, Elagabalus, Alexander Severus; to Pollio: the two Valerians, the Gallieni, the so-called Thirty Tyrants or Usurpers, Claudius (his lives of Philip, Decius, and Gallus being lost); to Vopiscus: Aurelian, Tacitus, Florian, Probus, the four tyrants (Firmus, Saturninus, Proculus, Bonosus), Carus, Numerian, Carinus.

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  • Marius Maximus, who lived about 165-230, wrote biographies of the emperors, in continuation of those of Suetonius, from Nerva to Elagabalus; Junius Cordus dealt with the less-known emperors, perhaps down to Maximus and Balbinus.

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  • Even their trivialities have their use; their endless anecdotes respecting the personal habits of the subjects of their biographies, if valueless to the historian, are most acceptable to the archaeologist, and not unimportant to the economist and moralist.

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  • Jameson have been sufficiently indicated (see also their separate biographies).

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  • Briefer biographies have been written by Anna L.

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  • 56-63) charges him with undue partiality for Cleomenes and unfairness towards Aratus; Plutarch (Aratus, 38), who is of the same opinion, did not hesitate to use him freely in his own biographies of Agis and Cleomenes.

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  • Of political biographies there is no end.

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  • He also wrote biographies of Sir Isaac Newton and Edmund Halley for Knight's British Worthies, various notices of scientific men for the [[Gallery]] of Portraits, and for the uncompleted Biographical Dictionary of the Useful Knowledge Society, and at least seven articles in Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography.

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  • By Max Muller especially it was employed as a convenient short term for the whole body of languages more commonly known as IndoEuropean or Indo-Germanic. In the same way Max Muller used Aryas as a general term for the speakers of such languages, as in his book published in 1888, Biographies of Words and the Home of the Aryas.

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  • There are also miscellaneous writings of Locke first published in the biographies of Lord King (1830) and of Mr Fox Bourne (1876).

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  • For the leading figures in the Revolution see their biographies under separate headings.

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  • See also the memoirs and biographies of the distinguished soldiers of the Republic and Empire, too numerous for citation here.

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  • 16.1 Poetry 16.2 Sagas 16.3 History 16.4 Biographies 16.5 Annals 16.6 Literature of foreign origin

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  • The complex work now known as Orkneyinga is made up of the Earls' Saga, lives of the first great earls, Turf-Einar, Thorfinn, &c.; the Life of St Magnus, founded partly on Abbot Robert's Latin life of him (c. 1150) an Orkney work, partly on Norse or Icelandic biographies; a Mirade-book of the same saint; the Lives of Earl Rognwald and Sveyn, the last of the vikings, and a few episodes such as the Burning of Bishop Adam.

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  • These biographies are more literary and medieval and less poetic than the Icelandic sagas and king's lives; their simplicity, truth, realism and purity of style are the same.

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  • He wrote Hungrvaka, lives of the first five bishops of Skalholt, and biographies of his patron Bishop Paul (Peilssaga) and also of St Thorlak (Thorlakssaga).

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  • The only noteworthy literary productions of this first period of Servian literature were zhivoti (biographies) and letopisi (chronicles).

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  • Among modern biographies are those by P. Henry, Das Leben J.

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  • Biographies appeared soon after her death by the Jesuit Ribera, who had been her confessor (1602), and by Diego de Yepez, confessor to Philip II.

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  • The first two are occupied entirely with his Syntagma philosophicum; the third contains his critical writings on Epicurus, Aristotle, Descartes, Fludd and Lord Herbert, with some occasional pieces on certain problems of physics; the fourth, his Institutio astronomica, and his Commentarii de rebus celestibus; the fifth, his commentary on the tenth book of Diogenes Laertius, the biographies of Epicurus, N.

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  • Prantl, Geschichte der Logik (Leipzig, 1861); and the Histories of Philosophy; also the literature under the biographies of philosophers mentioned.

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  • There are many confraternities established in his honour throughout Christendom, and the number of "pious" biographies devoted to him would fill many volumes.

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  • Of German biographies may be mentioned Hans Blum, Bismarck and seine Zeit (6 vols., Munich, 1894-1895), with a volume of appendices, &c. (1898); Heyck, Bismarck (Bielefeld, 1898); Kreutzer, Otto von Bismarck (2 vols., Leipzig, 1900); Klein-Hattingen, Bismarck and seine Welt, 1815-1871, Bd.

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  • There are English biographies by Charles Lowe, Bismarck, a Political Biography (revised edition in I vol., 1895), by James Headlam (1899), and by F.

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  • Of modern biographies the best are those of de Broglie (2 vols., 1888) and Baumer (1892) - the former to be especially recommended.

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  • Topics include discoveries of the transuranic elements, the actinide hypothesis, medical radioisotopes, the development of nuclear fission and extensive biographies.

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  • As his brilliant biographies demonstrate he had extraordinary insight and a naturally unprejudiced mind.

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  • Content includes character biographies, episode summaries, downloadable wallpapers, video clips and even a competition !

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  • Jeff's favorite type of nonfiction books are biographies about historical figures.

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  • Jeff's favorite type of nonfiction books are biographies about historical figures.

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  • From simple alphabet books to biographies of historical figures, there is something available for nearly every young reader.

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  • The selection includes biographies, mysteries, ghost stories, books about animals, and several classic fairy tales.

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  • Favorite genres include sports, biographies, history, science, space, fact books, and encyclopedic volumes on certain topics, but you should always search with a clear idea of a child's primary interests in mind.

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  • Biographies of musicians, books about video games or comics, craft guides, and other titles all have their place on the shelves and tend to sell quite well during their peak of interest.

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  • Twain's publishing house was a financial disaster with failed ill-conceived biographies.

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  • There are over 7,000 scientific topics on the site, including over 2,000 biographies of notable scientists.

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  • You can obtain all kinds of knowledge on novels, poetry, non-fiction pieces about writing and biographies as well as download eBooks for various eReaders based on the Harvard Classics & Shelf of Fiction.

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  • The series features bizarre and satirical tellings of the biographies of some of the most popular soft rock bands of the 1970s, focusing especially on Doobie Brothers front man Michael MacDonald and Kenny Loggins.

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  • An article published by PopPhoto.com in March/April of 2007 offers readers a list and brief biographies of the world's top 10 wedding photographers as well as links to their websites.

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  • This is confirmed by fan sightings, biographies, and Hasselfhoff's own claims in interviews.

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  • Their celeb pages contain news stories and biographies, and there are also photo galleries of each star.

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  • First African Clothing: First African Clothing supports skilled craftspeople in Africa, who even have their biographies posted on the site.

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  • You can find the biographies of each artist represented by this gallery, and the jewelry pieces are cataloged according to style, such as pendants, bracelets, earrings, rings, necklaces, and watches.

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  • You can also see a list of all athletes participating in the games as well as their biographies.

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  • The site also features biographies, Civil War records and files, family histories, church records, cemetery records and tombstone photos, obituaries, resource links, marriage records, mission records, California maps, and much more.

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  • The site also features biographies, Civil War records and files, family histories, church records, cemetery records and tombstone photos, obituaries, resource links, marriages, mission records, California maps, and much more.

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  • GeneaBios, a free online genealogy biography database, offers a free membership to search thousands of biographies of other people and possibly find information about your family tree.

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  • Biographies will introduce your child to important people in history.

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  • There are many wonderful docu-dramas, documentaries and biographies that are available on video and DVD as well as being offered regularly on both the History and Discovery channels.

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  • These are interesting biographies and even historical fiction that help the student understand not only the events of history but the people whose lives were impacted by those events.

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  • You can see full biographies of the hamsters on the Zhu Zhu Pets website.

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  • These films range from classics to biographies and documentaries.

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  • Days of Our Lives Official Site: The official site contains news, features, actor biographies and sneak peeks of upcoming episodes.

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  • All My Children Official Site - The official site contains news, features, actor biographies and sneak peeks of upcoming episodes.

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  • Days of Our Lives Soap Central also features a section dedicated to actor biographies and birthdays.

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  • Cast biographies are updated with current and past projects.

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  • Don't forget to check out the featured biographies, too.

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  • Official All My Children Site - ABC's official All My Children website is packed with actor biographies, news, scoops, videos and even options to buy items, clothing and jewelry seen on the show.

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  • From full episodes of the program and character biographies to weekly and month-by month summaries dating back to 1960, there is no dearth of information available on all things Corrie.

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  • In addition to character breakdowns, actor biographies, press releases and general program information, these sites also offer episode guides.

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  • Vidiot: Ideal for die-hard fans of the program, this resource includes everything from official NBC promotions and song title reference lists to cast biographies and episode photographs.

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  • Character and actor biographies are both available.

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  • ABC--The official AMC show site provides one main discussion forum, episode recaps, videos, special features such as cast interviews, cast biographies and sneak previews.

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  • You can also read biographies of the entire cast and even contact select actors via their agents through the provided addresses.

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  • Network soap operas often have an official site that features everything from character to actor biographies, upcoming teasers, full episodes in streaming and even family trees.

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  • Reading biographies of famous entrepreneurs can be inspiring.

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  • Whether you aspire to become an entrepreneur or you're in the midst of running a young company, reading biographies of famous entrepreneurs can be inspiring and educational.

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  • The following brief biographies of ten of the most successful and well known entrepreneurs living today may provide inspiration.

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  • Pictures, videos and biographies are all posted under the names of those currently enlisted.

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  • Black lingerie models are a valuable part of the industry, but some people aren't familiar with their names or biographies.

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  • Show times, clips from the show, and biographies for the contestants and cast are all available in addition to message boards where viewers can express their opinions about the show - whether they are good or bad.

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  • If you're interested in Jerseylicious or just want to know more about the cast and the series, you can read biographies, view video clips, and watch entire episodes for free at the MyStyle.com Jerseylicious website.

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  • Web Biographies is geared to sharing genealogy and family stories among its users.

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