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Adrien Turnèbe

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — Literature.

(1512–65),

French classical philologist. He was born at Les Andelys in Normandy, and at the age of 12 moved to Paris to continue his education. He was appointed professor of ...

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Afonso de Albuquerque

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(c.1445/62–1515),

Portuguese admiral and second viceroy of Portuguese India, born in Alhandra (near Lisbon), the son of a courtier through whom he was illegitimately related to the...

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Afonso V

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(1432–81),

King of Portugal, known as ‘Africano’, succeeded his father Duarte in 1438; for the next ten years the kingdom was governed by regents, initially Afonso's mother and...

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agate glass

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

An imitation of agate made by blending molten glass of two or more colours. The technique was known in antiquity and revived in late fifteenth-century Venice and Germany.

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Ägidius Hunnius

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(Winnenden, Württemberg, 1555–1603, Wittenberg),

a professor at Wittenberg, wrote biblical plays in Latin, including Josephus (1584) and Ruth (1586).

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Ägidius Tschudi

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(1505–72),

Swiss historian, born into an ancient family in Glarus and educated in Zürich (where he was taught by Zwingli), Basel, and Paris (where he was taught by Lefèvre...

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Agostinho da Cruz

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(c.1590–c.1632),

Portuguese composer and theorist, who became mestre di capela at the monastery of St Vicente de Fora in Lisbon. He played and wrote for the organ and the rebec ...

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Agostino Agazzari

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(1578–c.1640), Italian composer and music theorist, born in Siena. He worked in Rome as a choirmaster, and in 1607 returned permanently to Siena to become the cathedral organist and...

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Agostino Carracci

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(1557–1602),

Italian artist, born in Bologna; he was the elder brother of Annibale Carracci and the cousin of Ludovico Carracci. Agostino painted a well-known altarpiece, The...

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Agostino Chigi

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

(b Siena, 29 Nov. 1466; d Rome, 11 Apr. 1520).

Italian banker and merchant, one of the greatest patrons of the Renaissance. The immensely wealthy Chigi was the leading financier in...

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