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A. F. Kashevarov

Overview page. Subjects: World History.

(1809–1866),

one of the outstanding Creole explorers of Russian America—a fine example of what could be achieved by a gifted Creole commoner, even under the harsh limitations of...

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A. J. Foyt

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

(1935– )

US motor racing driver, who has won more races and set more records in many different types of cars and events than any other driver.

Foyt was born in Houston...

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A. J. Muste

Overview page. Subjects: Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution — Military History.

(1885–1967), minister, labor organizer, antiwar activist.

Born in the Netherlands, Muste studied at theological seminaries in the United States and became a minister in the Dutch...

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A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr

Overview page. Subjects: United States History.

(b. 25 February 1928; d. 14 December 1998),

legal scholar, author, historian, civil rights advocate, and prominent federal judge. Brought up in humble circumstances in Trenton, New...

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A. Philip Randolph

Overview page. Subjects: United States History.

(1889–1979), union head and civil rights leader.

A socialist, Asa Philip Randolph saw economic empowerment as the key to African-American advancement, a philosophy he espoused in...

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Aachen

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(town, palace) West central German town, known for its hot springs. Aachen’s significance is linked to Charlemagne, who created a Carolingian palace complex there, where he was buried....

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Aagje Deken

Overview page. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945).

(1741–1804), Dutch woman of letters.

Deken was the author, in close collaboration with Betje Wolff-Bekker, of closely observed epistolary novels in Dutch, among them De Historie...

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Aaland Islands

Overview page. Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

Some 6,500 islands in the Gulf of Bothnia, between Finland and Sweden. They were part of Sweden until 1809, when, together with Finland, they were annexed by Russia. After the collapse of...

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Aaron Arrowsmith

Overview page. Subjects: World History.

(1750–1823),

British geographer and cartographer. Aaron Arrowsmith published many fine maps and atlases based on the best available sources. His maps are of value to the student of...

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Aaron ben Elijah

Overview page. Subjects: Religion — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(?1328–69).

Karaite Jewish philosopher and exegete. His greatest work was the trilogy Ez Hayyim (Tree of Life), Gan Eden (Garden of Eden), and Keter Torah (Crown of the Law).

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