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Atahualpa

(Encyclopedia) Atahualpa ätäwäl´pä, d. 1533, favorite son of Huayna Capac, Inca of Peru. At his father's death (1525) he received the kingdom of Quito while his half-brother, the legitimate heir…

Huayna Capac

(Encyclopedia) Huayna Capac wī´nä kä´päk, d. 1525, Inca of Peru, last of the great emperors. The Inca empire reached its greatest extent and power under his rule, but disruptive forces were already…

Kim Jong-un

Kim Jong-un succeeded his father, Kim Jong-il, as the dictatorial leader of North Korea in 2011. Kim Jong-un is the third member of the family to lead North Korea; his grandfather Kim Il-sung took…

Franklin PIERCE, Congress, NH (1804-1869)

Senate Years of Service: 1837-1842 Party: Democrat PIERCE Franklin , a Representative and a Senator from New Hampshire and 14th President of the United States; born in Hillsborough, N.H.,…

King Henry II

Grandson to King Henry I, Henry II came to the throne when King Stephen died in 1154. Henry II was an educated and able monarch during his reign, but he went down in history as the guy who had…

Omar Dwight CONGER, Congress, MI (1818-1898)

Senate Years of Service: 1881-1887 Party: Republican CONGER Omar Dwight , a Representative and a Senator from Michigan; born in Cooperstown, Otsego County, N.Y., April 1, 1818; moved with his…