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Individuals and dynasties in bold are the subjects of entries in the main text. Where names are listed in the main language of the ruled country or territory, rulers of more than one territory are entered under more than one form of their names and titles. Thus James VI of Scotland also appears as James I of England, Władisław II Jagiełło of Poland also appears as Jogaila of Lithuania, and Enrique III, king of Navarre, also appears as Henri IV, king of France. In cases where local names would cause confusion (e.g. Bohemia and Byzantium), forms of names familiar to readers of English are used. For full accounts of Renaissance dynasties see D. Schwennicke (ed.), Europäische Stammtafeln (11 vols. in 13 parts, Marburg, 1978–88); see also John Morby, Dynasties of the World (Oxford, 1989 and 2002).

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From The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).



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