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1812

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

Concert overture, op. 49 (1880), by Tchaikovsky; written for the Moscow Exhibition, it commemorates Napoleon's retreat from Moscow in 1812 and incorporates La Marseillaise and the Tsarist...

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Cannon, George [pseud. Erasmus Perkins] (1789–1854), freethinker and publisher

Iain McCalman.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Alternative Belief Systems; Publishing. 1452 words.

Cannon, George [pseud. Erasmus Perkins] (1789–1854), freethinker and publisher, was born in London. His parents and early education remain unknown, but he later hinted at a dissenting...

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Acton, John Emerich Edward Dalberg, first Baron Acton (1834–1902), historian and moralist

Josef L. Altholz.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Alternative Belief Systems; Education; History. 4652 words.

Acton, John Emerich Edward Dalberg, first Baron Acton (1834–1902), historian and moralist, was born at Naples on 10 January 1834, the only child of Sir Ferdinand Richard Edward Acton,...

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Tenskwatawa

R. David Edmunds.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Alternative Belief Systems; Native American History; World History. 1402 words.

Tenskwatawa (1775– November 1836), Shawnee religious and political leader, known as the Shawnee Prophet, was born at Old Piqua, a Shawnee village on the Mad River in Ohio, the son of...

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