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Ondaatje, Michael

(Encyclopedia) Ondaatje, Michael (Philip Michael Ondaatje) ändät´chā [key], 1943–, Canadian writer, b. Colombo, Sri Lanka (then Ceylon). Immigrating (1962) to Canada, he attended the…

Michael

(Encyclopedia) Michael (Michael Romanov), 1596–1645, czar of Russia (1613–45), founder of the Romanov dynasty; grandnephew of Anastasia, first wife of Ivan IV. His election as…

Michael

(Encyclopedia) Michael (Michael Obrenović) mī´kəl ōbrĕ´nəvĭch [key], 1823–68, prince of Serbia (1839–42, 1860–68); younger son of Prince Miloš . He succeeded his brother,…

Michael (Bible)

(Encyclopedia) Michael mī´kəl [key] [Heb.,=who is like God?], archangel prominent in Christian, Jewish, and Muslim traditions. In the Bible and early Jewish literature, Michael is one…

Michael I

(Encyclopedia) Michael I (Michael Rangabe), d. c.845, Byzantine emperor (811–13), son-in-law of Nicephorus I. He supported orthodoxy against iconoclasm and recalled Theodore of…

Michael

(Encyclopedia) Michael, in the Bible. 1 Father of Sethur the spy. 2 Chief of Issachar. 3 One of David's captains at Ziklag. 4 Jehoshaphat's…

Michael

(Encyclopedia) Michael, 1921–2017, king of Romania (1927–30, 1940–47). His father, Prince Carol (later Carol II ), renounced his right of succession in 1925, and young Michael…

Michael

Director: Nora Ephron Writers: Nora Ephron, Delia Ephron, Pete Dexter and Jim Quinlan Director of Photography: John Lindley Editor: Geraldine Peroni Music: Randy Newman…

Michael II

(Encyclopedia) Michael II (Michael the Stammerer), d. 829, Byzantine emperor (820–29). A native of Phrygia, he fought with Emperor Leo V, whom he had helped gain the throne. Leo had him…

Michael III

(Encyclopedia) Michael III (Michael the Amorian or Phrygian), 836–67, Byzantine emperor (842–67), son and successor of Theophilus and grandson of Michael II. His minority saw the final…