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Aconcio, Jacopo [Jacobus Acontius]

A. G. Keller.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Theology. 1450 words.

Aconcio, Jacopo [Jacobus Acontius] (c. 1520–1566/7?), theologian and military engineer, was perhaps born at Ossana, in the Val di Sole, not far from Trento in Italy, the son of Gerolamo...

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Acworth, Brig. Robert William

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Religion. 150 words.

CBE 1986

Born 11 Dec. 1938; s of late Rev. Oswald Roney Acworth and Jean Margaret (née Coupland); m 1967, Elizabeth Mary, e d of late J. N. S. Ridgers; two ...

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Adams, James Williams

H. M. Vibart.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Protestantism and Protestant Churches; Military History; Warfare and Defence. 646 words.

Adams, James Williams (1839–1903), army chaplain, born on 24 November 1839 in Cork, was the only son of James O'Brien Adams, magistrate of Cork (d. 1854), and his wife, Elizabeth Williams....

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Arab-Israeli Conflict

Overview page. Subjects: Islam — Military History.

Ongoing conflict between Arabs and Israel over Palestinian territory. The origins of the conflict lie in the Balfour Declaration (1917), which promised “a national home for the Jewish...

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Assyrians

Overview page. Subjects: Military History — Islam.

Renowned as possessing the most ruthless and efficient military organization of all the ancient Mesopotamian empires, the Assyrians dominated the region for over 600 years before being...

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Atherton, Rev. Mgr Richard

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Religion. 135 words.

OBE 1989

Born 15 Feb. 1928; s of Richard Atherton and Winifred Mary Atherton (née Hurst)

Chaplain to the Archbishop of Liverpool, 1996–2002

St...

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Bateman, Alys

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; Music; Military History; Warfare and Defence; Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Business Finance; Religion. 187 words.

Born d of late Robert Bateman and Marian Moore, relative of Hannah Moore; m 1st, Malcolm Colin, s of Francis Simon Dring, of Simonstown, Co. Cork; 2nd, John...

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Battle of Yarmuk

Overview page. Subjects: Military History — Islam.

Battle in 637 between Muslim forces led by Khalid ibn al-Walid and the Byzantine emperor Heraclius. The decisive Muslim victory led to the Byzantine withdrawal from Syria and Palestine,...

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Baybars I

Overview page. Subjects: Military History — Islam.

Third Mamluk sultan of Egypt (r. 1260–77). Turkish military slave of the last Ayyubid ruler. Won early victories over Louis IX's Crusaders (Mansura, Egypt, 1250) and Mongols (Ayn Jalut,...

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Beckwith, John Charles

H. M. Stephens.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Religion and Education. 794 words.

Beckwith, John Charles (1789–1862), army officer and missionary, was born at Halifax, Nova Scotia, on 2 October 1789. He was the grandson of Major-General John Beckwith, and nephew of the...

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