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Brewer's: Amparo de Pobres

A book exposing the begging impostors of Madrid, written by Herrera, physician to Felipe III Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894AmpersandAmour propre A B C…

Apodaca, Juan Ruiz de

(Encyclopedia) Apodaca, Juan Ruiz de hwän ro͞oēth´ dā äpōᵺä´kä [key], 1754–1835, Spanish viceroy and military leader. He was sent to London by the Central Junta of Seville to gain…

Alarcón, Juan Ruiz de

(Encyclopedia) Alarcón, Juan Ruiz de hwän ro͞oēth´ dā älärkōn´ [key], 1581?–1639, Spanish dramatic poet, one of the great literary figures of the Spanish Golden Age, b. Mexico. After…

Burton, Ernest De Witt

(Encyclopedia) Burton, Ernest De Witt, 1856–1925, American biblical scholar, b. Granville, Ohio. From 1882 to 1923 he served as professor of New Testament literature and interpretation…

Ruiz, Juan

(Encyclopedia) Ruiz, Juan hwän ro͞oēth´ [key], 1283?–1350?, Spanish poet, musician, and archpriest of Hita. Ruiz suffered 13 years in prison, during which time he revised his…

Puerto de Santa María

(Encyclopedia) Puerto de Santa María pwār´tō ᵺā sän´tä märē´ä [key], town (1990 pop. 64,849), Cádiz prov., S Spain, in Andalusia, on the Bay of Cádiz at the mouth of the Guadalete…

María de Molina

(Encyclopedia) María de Molina märē´ä dā mōlē´nä [key], d. 1321, queen of Castile, consort of Sancho IV . As regent (1295–1301) for her son, Ferdinand IV , she defended his…