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Benito Juárez

Orphaned at an early age, Benito Juárez did not begin his education until he was 12 years old. Despite the late start, he studied law and entered politics in the 1830s, became a judge in 1841 and gove…

Benito Mussolini

Known as "Il Duce" -- the Leader -- Benito Mussolini was the Fascist dictator of Italy during World War II. Benito Mussolini grew active in Italian politics in the first decade of the 1900s. He then …

Brewer's: San Benito

(The). The vest of penitence. It was a coarse yellow tunic worn by persons condemned to death by the Inquisition on their way to the auto da fé; it was painted over with flames, demons…

Benito LEGARDA Y TUASON

LEGARDA Y TUASON, Benito, a Resident Commissioner from the Philippine Islands; born in Manila, Philippine Islands, September 27, 1853; attended the Jesuits’ College and St. Tomas University o…

Cinco de Mayo

A U.S. celebration of Mexican Heritage Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for the Fifth of May) began with a proclamation from President Benito Juárez of Mexico, but ever since it's been a…

Luigi Pirandello

Italian writer Luigi Pirandello was one of the 20th century's great dramatists, known especially for his play Six Characters in Search of an Author. A Sicilian, he studied in Rome before earning his d…

Yves Montand

Name at birth: Ivo LiviYves Montand was a popular french nightclub singer and movie actor, most famous for his dramatic role in the 1953 thriller The Wages of Fear. Born in Italy, his family fled to F…

Carlo Ponzi

Carlo (or Charles) Ponzi was an Italian immigrant who bilked millions of dollars out of thousands of hopeful investors in the 1920s, in what has since become known as a Ponzi Scheme. Ponzi arrived in …

Enrico Fermi

A key figure in the development of nuclear fission, Enrico Fermi was an Italian physicist who worked in the United States on the Manhattan Project, the top-secret plan to develop the world's first ato…

Brewer's: Samson Carrasco

(See Don Quixote, pt. ii. bk. i. chap. iv.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894San BenitoSamson A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V …