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John of Austria, 1629–79, Spanish general and statesman
1629–79, Spanish general and statesman; illegitimate son of Philip IV. He helped put down Masaniello’s revolt (1647) in Naples, was viceroy of Sic...
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), ...
Cumberland, Richard, 1631–1718, English philosopher
1631–1718, English philosopher. He was bishop of Peterborough from 1691. In his De legibus naturae [on natural laws] (1672) he first propounded the ...
Millet, Jean François, c.1642–1679, French landscape painter
(both: zhäN fräNswä´ m l ´) (KEY) , c.1642–1679, French landscape painter, known as Francisque, b. Antwerp. The Arcadian and imaginary Italian ...
Astor, John Jacob, 1763–1848, American merchant
( s´t r) (KEY) , 1763–1848, American merchant, b. Walldorf, near Heidelberg, Germany. At the age of 16 he went to England, and five years later, in...
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...