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Thomas Kinsella Biography

Thomas Kinsella poetBorn: 1928Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland Considered to be the most experimental of the contemporary Irish poets, Kinsella is credited with bringing the techniques of…

Thomas KINSELLA, Congress, NY (1832-1884)

KINSELLA Thomas , a Representative from New York; born in County Wexford, Ireland, December 31, 1832; immigrated to the United States and settled in New York City; attended the common schools;…

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…

John I

(Encyclopedia) John I (John Zapolya)zä´pôlyŏ, 1487–1540, king of Hungary (1526–40), voivode [governor] of Transylvania (1511–26). He was born John Zapolya, the son of Stephen Zápolya. The leader of…

John I

(Encyclopedia) John I or John the Posthumous, 1316, king of France, posthumous son of King Louis X. He lived only five days and was succeeded by his uncle, Philip V. According to legend, a dying…

John I

(Encyclopedia) John I, 1358–90, Spanish king of Castile and León (1379–90), son and successor of Henry II. He tried unsuccessfully to unite the Portuguese and Castilian crowns but was twice defeated…

John I

(Encyclopedia) John I (John the Great), 1357?–1433, king of Portugal (1385–1433), illegitimate son of Peter I. He was made (1364) grand master of the Knights of Aviz and exercised his influence in…

John V

(Encyclopedia) John V (John Palaeologus)pāl˝ēŏl´əgəs, 1332–91, Byzantine emperor (1341–91), son and successor of Andronicus III. Forced to fight John VI (John Cantacuzene), who usurped the throne…

John V

(Encyclopedia) John V (John the Magnanimous), 1689–1750, king of Portugal (1706–50), son and successor of Peter II. Before his accession the Methuen Treaty (1703) with England had brought Portugal…