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Albert Lebrun

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — World History.

(1871–1950)

French statesman, 17th and last President (1932–40) of the Third Republic. A moderate conservative, he pursued a respected but unspectacular parliamentary career...

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Aldrin, Dr Buzz

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Science and Mathematics; World History; Travel and Holiday. 412 words.

Born Montclair, NJ, USA, 20 Jan. 1930; s of late Col Edwin E. Aldrin, USAF retd, Brielle, NJ, and Marion Aldrin (née Moon); named Edwin Eugene, changed legally to Buzz, ...

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Alija Izetbegović

Overview page. Subjects: Politics — World History.

(1925–2003)

Bosnian politician, President of Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992–96), and part of a rotating tripartite presidency (1996–2000). Izetbegović's championing of Islam brought...

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Allen, Ethan

Michael Bellesiles.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; World History. 1330 words.

Allen, Ethan (10 January 1738–12 February 1789), frontier revolutionary leader and author of the first deistic work by an American, was born in Litchfield, Connecticut, the son of Joseph...

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Allen, Ira

J. Kevin Graffagnino.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Business and Management; World History. 1290 words.

Allen, Ira (01 May 1751–15 January 1814), frontier entrepreneur and Vermont political leader, was born in Cornwall, Connecticut, the son of Joseph Allen and Mary Baker, farmers. Little is...

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Anza, Juan Bautista de

Michael Mathes.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; World History; Maps and Map-making; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 890 words.

Anza, Juan Bautista de (07 July 1736–19 December 1788), military commander, explorer, and governor, was born in the presidio of Fronteras, Sonora, Mexico, the son of Juan Bautista de Anza,...

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The Arab Revolutions of 2011: Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Syria

in Revolutions

February 2014; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: World History; Revolutions and Rebellions; Politics. 4014 words.

The sudden collapse of regimes in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, and Syria startled the world. These revolutions have just begun, and it is too soon to say how they will end. ‘The Arab Revolutions...

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Arbuthnott

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; World History; Travel and Holiday; Social and Cultural History; Business Finance. 300 words.

KT 1996; CBE 1986; DSC 1945; FRSE 1984

Born 26 Oct. 1924; e s of 15th Viscount of Arbuthnott, CB, CBE, DSO, MC, and Ursula Collingwood (...

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Argall, Sir Samuel

J. Frederick Fausz.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism. 1153 words.

Argall, Sir Samuel (1580–24 January 1626), English explorer and colonial leader in early Virginia, was baptized at East Sutton, Kent, England, on 4 December 1580, the son of Richard Argall,...

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Ashley, Sir Anthony, baronet (1551/2–1628), politician and translator of The Mariners Mirrour

Michael Hicks.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; Literary Studies (Travel Literature); Education; UK Politics. 1396 words.

Ashley, Sir Anthony, baronet (1551/2–1628), politician and translator of The Mariners Mirrour, was the eldest son of Sir Anthony Ashley of Damerham in Hampshire, a cadet of the...

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