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Brewer's: Quadruple Alliance of 1674

Germany, Spain, Denmark, and Holland formed an alliance against France to resist the encroachments of Louis XIV., who had declared war against Holland. It terminated with the treaty of Nime…

Chapelain, Jean

(Encyclopedia) Chapelain, Jean zhäN shäplăN´ [key], 1595–1674, French critic and poet. His works include La Pucelle (1656), an epic poem about Joan of Arc. Chapelain was a founding member of the...

Nash, Beau

(Encyclopedia) Nash, Beau (Richard Nash), 1674–1761, Englishman of fashion. As master of ceremonies at Bath he was the recognized leader of society. He maintained his luxurious mode of living by gamb...

Flatman, Thomas

(Encyclopedia) Flatman, Thomas, 1637–88, English poet and miniature painter. There were several editions of his Poems and Songs (1674). One of his self-portraits is in the Victoria and Albert Museum....

Seneffe

(Encyclopedia) Seneffe or Seneff both: sənĕf´ [key], small town, Hainaut prov., S central Belgium, near Charleroi. At Seneffe, the French under Louis II de Condé defeated (1674) the Dutch, and the...

Arlington, Henry Bennet, 1st earl of

(Encyclopedia) Arlington, Henry Bennet, 1st earl of, 1618–85, English statesman. He fought for the royalists in the English civil war and, after going into exile, served as an envoy in Spain for t...

praying Indians

(Encyclopedia) praying Indians, name for Native North Americans who accepted Christianity. Although many different groups are called by this name, e.g., the Roman Catholic Iroquois of St. Regis, it was more c...

Knickerbocker

(Encyclopedia) Knickerbocker nĭk´ərbŏk˝ər [key], term used almost synonymously with the adjective Dutch in respect to Dutch families and customs and the Dutch region of early New York state. ...

Waterbury

(Encyclopedia) Waterbury, industrial city (1990 pop. 108,961), New Haven co., W Conn., on the Naugatuck River; settled 1674, inc. as a city 1853. The city, once famous for its brass industry, is a financial a...

Gregory, James

(Encyclopedia) Gregory, James, 1638–75, Scottish mathematician. He invented a reflecting telescope (1661), which he described in his Optica promota (1663). In 1668 he became professor of mathematics ...