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Pérez Galdós, Benito

(Encyclopedia) Pérez Galdós, Benito bānē´tō pā´rĕth gäldōs´ [key], 1843–1920, Spanish novelist and dramatist, b. Canary Islands. At 20 he went to Madrid, where he spent most of his…

San Benito

(Encyclopedia) San Benito săn bənē´tō [key], city (1990 pop. 20,125), Cameron co., extreme S Tex.; inc. 1911. San Benito is chiefly a processing center for citrus fruit and vegetables…

Danilo Perez

PanaMonkImpulse! As the album title suggests, PanaMonk is a Panamanian's tribute to Thelonious Monk. Most of the tracks are Monk compositions, with a few Perez originals thrown in for good…

Perez Hilton

Name at birth: Mario Armando Lavandeira, Jr.Perez Hilton has described himself as "the Internet's most notorious gossip columnist." In the early 2000s his online gossip site has been one of the most…

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…

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…

Feijoo, Benito Jerónimo

(Encyclopedia) Feijoo, Benito Jerónimo: bānē´tō hārō´nēmō fāēhō´ō [key], 1676–1764, Spanish Benedictine scholar and critic, abbot at Oviedo, Asturias. Feijoo led in bringing the…

Churriguera, José Benito

(Encyclopedia) Churriguera, José Benito hōsā´ bānē´tō cho͞or-rēgā´rä [key], 1665–1725, Spanish architect and sculptor. A native of Madrid, he won fame for his design (1689) of the…

Juárez, Benito

(Encyclopedia) Juárez, Benito bānē´tō hwä´rās [key], 1806–72, Mexican liberal statesman and national hero. Revered by Mexicans as one of their greatest political figures, Juárez, with…