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Anders, Władysław

Peter D. Stachura.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; Politics; European Politics. 1343 words.

Anders, Władysław (1892–1970), army officer and politician, was born on 11 August 1892 in Błonie, in the county of Kutno, in Russian Poland. The eldest of four sons of Catholic parents, he...

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Ball, Sir Alexander John, baronet

Henry Frendo.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; European Politics. 1163 words.

Ball, Sir Alexander John, baronet (1756–1809), naval officer and politician in Malta, was born on 22 July 1756 at Ebworth Park, Painswick, Gloucestershire, the son of Robert Ball...

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Berezovsky, Boris Abramovich

Francis Pike.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Business and Management; European Politics. 1162 words.

Berezovsky, Boris Abramovich (1946–2013), entrepreneur and politician, was born in Moscow on 23 January 1946, the son of Abram Markovich Berezovsky (1911–1979), a Jewish civil engineer, and...

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Bernstorff, Andreas Gottlieb von, Baron Bernstorff in the nobility of the Holy Roman empire

Andrew C. Thompson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Diplomatic History; International Relations; Social and Cultural History; European Politics. 1915 words.

Bernstorff, Andreas Gottlieb von, Baron Bernstorff in the nobility of the Holy Roman empire (1649–1726), politician and diplomat, was born on 2 March 1649 ns in Ratzeburg, then in the duchy...

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Biggs, Matilda Ashurst

Jonathan Spain.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Gender and Politics; History of Gender and Sexuality; European Politics. 1697 words.

Biggs, Matilda Ashurst (1816/17–1866), campaigner for women's rights and supporter of Italian independence, was born in Muswell Hill, Middlesex, the second daughter of William Henry Ashurst...

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Biggs, Maude Ashurst

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; European Politics. 4 words.

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Blind, Karl

S. E. Fryer.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; European Politics. 1132 words.

Blind, Karl (1826–1907), political refugee and author, was born of middle-class parents in Mannheim, in the grand duchy of Baden, Germany, on 4 September 1826. He was educated at the...

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Boffa, Sir Paul

Henry Frendo.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: European Politics. 1507 words.

Boffa, Sir Paul (1890–1962), prime minister of Malta, was born in Vittoriosa, Malta, on 30 June 1890, the son of Carmelo Boffa and his wife, Carmela, née Serracino. After attending the...

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Boxshall, Edwin George

Richard Davenport-Hines.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; European Politics. 1145 words.

Boxshall, Edwin George (1897–1984), Balkan specialist and intelligence officer, was born on 4 February 1897 in Bucharest, the only son and younger child of William George Boxshall (d....

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Deluc, Jean-André

Theodore S. Feldman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography; Philosophy; European Politics. 1899 words.

Deluc, Jean-André (1727–1817), natural philosopher and politician, was born on 8 February 1727 in Geneva, the elder of the two children of François Deluc, a wealthy watch manufacturer. He...

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