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Adolphe Thiers

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — World History.

(1797–1877).

French journalist, historian, and statesman. The only son of a modest Marseille family, educated at the lycée there and at the law faculty of Aix‐en‐Provence, he...

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Aldermaston

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A village in Berkshire, England, site of an atomic weapons research establishment. The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) held an anti‐nuclear protest march (the Aldermaston March) from...

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Alexandra David-Neel

Overview page. Subjects: World History — Literature.

(1868–1969)

French traveller and writer, who studied Eastern religion and philosophy at the Sorbonne. David‐Néel spent many years in the East, notably between 1911–25 and 1937–46,...

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Amelia Ann Blanford Edwards

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(1831–1892),

English novelist who traveled in the Dolomites and conducted archaeological studies in Egypt. Amelia Edwards is best known for her 1873 book, A Thousand Miles up the...

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André Thevet

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — World History.

(1516?–1592),

French traveler and writer. The friar André Thevet won fame as a traveler and gained notoriety as an author of travel accounts. In the 1540s and early 1550s he ...

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Anne Lenclos

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(1620–1705)

Known as Ninon de Lenclos, a Frenchwoman noted for her beauty and intellect, which she retained into old age, depicted by Mademoiselle Scudéry as ‘Clarisse’ in her...

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Apsley Cherry-Garrard

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(1886–1959)

Antarctic explorer, born in Bedford, heir to two landed English families and son of a major‐general. He was educated at Winchester College and Oxford University. In...

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Augustus II

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(1670–1733)

King of Poland (1696–1733). He was Elector of Saxony from 1694 and succeeded John III (John Sobieski) as King of Poland in 1696. He joined Russia and Denmark against...

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Ausgleich

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — World History.

(1867; German, ‘compromise’)

A constitutional compromise between Hungary and the Austrian empire following the defeat of Austria in Italy and Germany. It was drawn up by Francis...

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Bernhard von Bülow

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(1849–1920)

German statesman. He served in the Franco–Prussian War and the German Foreign Service before becoming German Foreign Minister (1897–1900) and then Chancellor (1900–09)...

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