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Anders, Władysław (1892–1970), army officer and politician

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...

Ball, Sir Alexander John, baronet (1756–1809), naval officer and politician in Malta

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. 1177 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...

Berezovsky, Boris Abramovich (1946–2013), entrepreneur and politician

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...

Bernstorff, Andreas Gottlieb von, Baron Bernstorff in the nobility of the Holy Roman empire (1649–1726), politician and diplomat

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...

Biggs, Matilda Ashurst (1816/17–1866), campaigner for women's rights and supporter of Italian independence

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...

Biggs, Maude Ashurst (1856–1933)

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 (1826–1907), political refugee and author

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...

Boffa, Sir Paul (1890–1962), prime minister of Malta

Henry Frendo.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: European Politics. 1519 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...

Boxshall, Edwin George (1897–1984), Balkan specialist and intelligence officer

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....

Deluc, Jean-André (1727–1817), natural philosopher and politician

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. 1927 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...

D'Ivernois, Sir Francis (1757–1842), political exile and politician in Geneva

Richard Whatmore.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; European Politics. 1573 words.

D'Ivernois, Sir Francis (1757–1842), political exile and politician in Geneva, was born François d'Ivernois at Geneva on 9 April 1757, the fifth of eight children of François-Henri...

Duroveray, Jacques-Antoine (1747–1814), political exile and politician in Geneva

Richard Whatmore.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; European Politics. 1352 words.

Duroveray, Jacques-Antoine (1747–1814), political exile and politician in Geneva, was born at Geneva into a poor labouring family. Little is known about Duroveray's early life, aside from...

Emin, Emin Joseph (1726–1809), army officer in the East India Company and Armenian nationalist

Michael H. Fisher.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Land Forces and Warfare; European Politics. 929 words.

Emin, Emin Joseph (1726–1809), army officer in the East India Company and Armenian nationalist, was born in Hamadan, Persia, the son of Hovsep (also known as Joseph; d. 1777), merchant....

Foscolo, Ugo (1778–1827), poet and Italian patriot

Peter Brand.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); European Politics. 1106 words.

Foscolo, Ugo (1778–1827), poet and Italian patriot, was born on 6 February 1778 on the Ionian island of Zante, then under the control of Venice, the eldest of the four children of Andrea...

Granville, Augustus Bozzi (1783–1872), physician and Italian patriot

Ornella Moscucci.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health; European Politics. 1381 words.

Granville, Augustus Bozzi (1783–1872), physician and Italian patriot, was born in Milan on 7 October 1783, the third son of Carlo Bozzi (1742/3–1826), postmaster-general of the...

Hassan, Sir Joshua Abraham (1915–1997), chief minister of Gibraltar

Jill Edwards.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: European Politics. 1361 words.

Hassan, Sir Joshua Abraham (1915–1997), chief minister of Gibraltar, was born in Gibraltar on 21 August 1915, the son of Abraham M. Hassan, a cloth merchant, from a distinguished merchant...

Hervart, Esther d' [married name Esther de la Tour du Pin, marquise de Gouvernet in the French nobility; known as Madame de Gouvernet] (c. 1636–1722), noblewoman and refugee

Vivienne Larminie.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online May 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: European Politics; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Local and Family History. 1798 words.

Hervart, Esther d' [married name Esther de la Tour du Pin, marquise de Gouvernet in the French nobility; known as Madame de Gouvernet] (c. 1636–1722), noblewoman and refugee, was the only...

Irby, (Adeline) Paulina (1831–1911), traveller and Balkan sympathizer

Dorothy Anderson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; World History; Travel and Holiday; European Politics. 794 words.

Irby, (Adeline) Paulina (1831–1911), traveller and Balkan sympathizer, was the youngest daughter of Rear-Admiral the Hon. Frederick Paul Irby (1779–1844) of Long Stratton, Norfolk, and his...

Lacaita, Sir James Philip (1813–1895), scholar and politician

H. R. Tedder.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; European Politics. 1120 words.

Lacaita, Sir James Philip (1813–1895), scholar and politician, the only son of Diego Lacaita of Manduria, in the province of Lecce, Italy, and of Agata Conti of Agnone in the Molise, was...

Law, John (bap. 1671, d. 1729), finance minister in France

Richard Bonney.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: European Politics. 3944 words.

Law, John (bap. 1671, d. 1729), finance minister in France, was born in Edinburgh and baptized on 21 April 1671. His father, William Law (d. 1683), a successful goldsmith and banker,...