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John Dos Passos Biography

John Dos PassosnovelistBorn: 1/14/1896Birthplace: American novelist who wrote the trilogies U.S.A. (completed 1936) and District of Columbia (completed 1949), as well as several other…

Dos Passos, John Randolph

(Encyclopedia) Dos Passos, John Randolph dəs păs´əs, 1844–1917, American lawyer, b. Philadelphia. He was admitted to the bar in 1865 and moved (1867) to New York City, where he conducted his practice…

Dos Passos, John Roderigo

(Encyclopedia) Dos Passos, John Roderigo, 1896–1970, American novelist, b. Chicago, grad. Harvard, 1916. He subsequently studied in Spain and served as a World War I ambulance driver in France and…

Passos Coelho, Pedro

(Encyclopedia) Passos Coelho, Pedro (Pedro Manuel Mamede Passos Coelho)pĕ´drō pä´so͞osh kwĕl´o͞o, 1964–, Portuguese political leader, grad. Lusíada Univ., Lisbon, 2001. The son of a doctor, he spent…

Patos, Lagoa dos

(Encyclopedia) Patos, Lagoa dos ləgô´ə do͝os pä´to͝os [Port.,=lake of the ducks], shallow tidal lagoon, c.150 mi (240 km) long and up to 30 mi (48 km) wide, Rio Grande do Sul state, SE Brazil. A wide…

dos Santos, José Eduardo

(Encyclopedia) dos Santos, José Eduardo zho͞ozĕ´ ēᵺwär´do͞o do͞os säN´to͞oz, 1942–, president of Angola (1979–2017). Educated in the USSR as an engineer, he was foreign minister in the first…

Eanes, António dos Santos Ramalho

(Encyclopedia) Eanes, António dos Santos Ramalho äNtôn´yo͞o do͞os säN´to͞oz rämäl´yo͞o yä´nēsh, 1935–, Portuguese military leader and politician. Eanes became disillusioned with Portugal's…

John

(Encyclopedia) John, in the Bible. 1 See John, Saint. 2 See John the Baptist. 3 See Mark, Saint. 4 In the Acts of the Apostles, one of the high priest's family. There are also several persons…

John I

(Encyclopedia) John I (John Tzimisces)tsĭmĭs´ēz, c.925–976, Byzantine emperor (969–76). With the aid of Emperor Nicephorus II's wife, Theophano, John had Nicephorus murdered and himself…