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Palatinate

( pəlăt'ĭnāt´´ ), Ger. Pfalz, two regions of Germany. They are related historically, but not geographically. The Rhenish or Lower Palatinate (Ger.

Papal States

Ital. Lo Stato della Chiesa, from 754 to 1870 an independent territory under the temporal rule of the popes, also called the States of the Church and

Paré, Ambroise, 1510?-1590

Place : France Subject : biography, physics French surgeon and prolific writer justifiably described as the founder of modern surgery. Paré was born

Paterson, William (1658 - 1719)

1658–1719, British financier. By the time of the Glorious Revolution (1688–89, which he supported), he had acquired considerable wealth and influence

Open Perrault, Charles (1628 - 1703)
Perrault, Charles (1628 - 1703)

1628-1703 French writer Born in Paris, he studied law, and from 1654 to 1664 worked for his brother, the receiver-general of Paris. In 1663 he became

Open Perse, Saint-John (1887 - 1975)
Perse, Saint-John (1887 - 1975)

pseud. of Alexis Saint-Léger Léger, 1887–1975, French poet and diplomat, b. West Indies. Léger, an opponent of appeasement of the Nazis, was

Open Philip the Good
Philip the Good

1396–1467, duke of Burgundy (1419–67); son of Duke John the Fearless . After his father was murdered (1419) at a meeting with the dauphin (later King

Picture of Dorian Gray

A novel by Oscar Wilde , serialized by Lippincott's Magazine in 1890 and expanded in book form the same year. Once regarded as daringly modern in its

Open Pizarro, Francisco, approximately 1475-1541
Pizarro, Francisco, approximately 1475-1541

Spanish conquistador. He took part in the expeditions of Vasco Núñez de Balboa and others. He began exploring the northwest coast of South America in

Polo, Marco (1254 - 1324)

1254-1324 Venetian merchant, traveller and writer Marco Polo was born of a noble Venetian merchant family. At the time of his birth, his father and