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Jean de Vingle

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 (1498–c.1552) French woodcut illustrator.

He is best known for cutting the xylographic pages of the Spanish writing-master J. de Yciar’s famous Orthographia Pratica (1548), which...

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Joel ben Simeon

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 (second half of the 15th century)

One of the most important illuminators of medieval Hebrew MSS. Some dozen of his MSS survive, including the Ashkenazi Haggadah in the British...

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Neuchâtel

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French Neuchâtel, a town and canton in French-speaking Switzerland, which in 1707 elected as its sovereign King Friedrich I of Prussia. Except for a brief period of French rule (1806–13) ...

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Rosslyn Chapel

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Lothian

15th‐c. chapel, in the village of Roslin 7 m. S of Edinburgh, built by Sir William Sinclair (or St Clair), of ‘the lordly line of high St Clair’....

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Vincennes

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French royal residence (mid 12th–early 15th centuries) east of Paris, constructed by Philip II Augustus on the site of a hunting lodge built by Louis VII. Charles V greatly expanded it.

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Welf

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German dynastic house, from which the English Hanoverian kings were descended. The family originated in Carinthia in the 11th c., and ruled Bavaria in the 12th c. The most notable ...

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Welser

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Name of an Augsburg family of merchant patricians, who acquired great wealth in the 16th c. They received a patent of nobility in the time of Bartholomäus Welser (1488–1561). In ...

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