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Pope, Alexander

(Encyclopedia) Pope, Alexander, 1688–1744, English poet. Although his literary reputation declined somewhat during the 19th cent., he is now recognized as the greatest poet of the 18th…

Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope was called "The Wicked Wasp of Twickenham" for his stinging literary satires of his fellow writers. But Pope also was a poet whose mastery of the heroic couplet has kept him in the…

Popes of the Roman Catholic Church

(Encyclopedia) Popes of the Roman Catholic ChurchIn the following list, the date of election, rather than of consecration, is given. Before St. Victor I (189), dates may err by one year.…

pope

(Encyclopedia) pope: see papacy ; Popes of the Roman Catholic Church , table; Roman Catholic Church .

Popé

(Encyclopedia) Popé pōpā´ [key], d. c.1690, medicine man of the Pueblo . In defiance of the Spanish conquerors, he practiced his traditional religion and preached the doctrine of…

Alexander VI

(Encyclopedia) Alexander VI, 1431?–1503, pope (1492–1503), a Spaniard (b. Játiva) named Rodrigo de Borja or, in Italian, Rodrigo Borgia; successor of Innocent VIII. He took Borja as his…

Alexander III

(Encyclopedia) Alexander III, d. 1181, pope (1159–81), a Sienese named Rolandus [Bandinelli?], successor of Adrian IV. He was a canonist who had studied law under Gratian and had taught…

Biographies: Selected Popes

Selected Popes Pope Benedict XVI See also Catholic Religious Leaders People in the NewsRecent Obituaries Related Links Christianity Roman Catholic Church Papacy…

Alexander

(Encyclopedia) Alexander, in the Bible. 1 Kinsman of Annas. 2 Son of Simon of Cyrene, probably a Christian. 3 Heretic condemned by Paul. 4 Coppersmith who…