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John of Austria, 1545–78, Spanish admiral and general
1545–78, Spanish admiral and general; illegitimate son of Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. He was acknowledged in his father’s will and was recognize...
Bingham, Hiram, 1875–1956, American archaeologist, historian, and statesman
1875–1956, American archaeologist, historian, and statesman, b. Honolulu; son of Hiram Bingham (1831–1908). He was educated at Yale (B.A., 1898), ...
Callimachus, fl. 2d half of 5th cent. B.C., Greek sculptor from Athens
(k l m´ k s) (KEY) , fl. 2d half of 5th cent. B.C., Greek sculptor from Athens. He was famous as the maker of the gold lamp in the Erechtheum and a s...
Millet, Jean François, 1814–75, French painter
1814–75, French painter. He was born into a poor farming family. In 1837 an award enabled him to go to Paris, where he studied with Delaroche. In 18...
Astor, William Backhouse, 1792–1875, American financier
1792–1875, American financier, b. New York City; son of John Jacob Astor (1763–1848). Educated in Germany, he was associated with his father in bu...
Bradford, William, 1663–1752, British printer in the American colonies
1663–1752, British pioneer printer in the American colonies. Born in Leicestershire, England, he served an apprenticeship under a London printer bef...