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Paschal II

(Encyclopedia) Paschal II păs´kəl [Lat.,=of Easter], d. 1118, pope (1099–1118), an Italian (b. near Ravenna) named Ranieri; successor of Urban II. He was a monk and, as a reformer, was made a…

Taché, Sir Étienne Paschal

(Encyclopedia) Taché, Sir Étienne Paschal ātyĕn´ päskäl´ täshā´, 1795–1865, Canadian statesman, b. Quebec prov. He fought with the British in the War of 1812 and then became a doctor. He entered (…

Thomas Moore PASCHAL, Congress, TX (1845-1919)

PASCHAL Thomas Moore , a Representative from Texas; born in Alexandria, Rapides Parish, La., December 15, 1845; moved with his parents to San Antonio, Tex., in 1846; educated in private schools…

Holy Week

(Encyclopedia) Holy Week, week before Easter. Its chief days are named Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. In Christian life it is a week of devout observance, commemorating…

Henry V

(Encyclopedia) Henry V, 1081–1125, Holy Roman emperor (1111–25) and German king (1105–25), son of Henry IV. Crowned joint king with his father in 1099, he put himself at the head of the party…

Briosco, Andrea

(Encyclopedia) Briosco, Andrea ändrĕ´ä brēôs´kō, 1470?–1532, Italian architect and sculptor, known also as Andrea Riccio [curly-headed], b. Padua. As an architect, he created models for the church of…

Gamaliel of Jabneh

(Encyclopedia) Gamaliel of Jabneh gəmā´lēəl, jăb´nē, fl. &AD; 100, Jewish scholar; grandson of the Gamaliel who, according to tradition, taught St. Paul the law. A Palestinian Tanna, he succeeded…

Easter

(Encyclopedia) Easter [A.S. Eastre, name of a spring goddess], chief Christian feast, commemorating the resurrection of Jesus after his crucifixion. In the West, Easter is celebrated on the Sunday…

Philip I

(Encyclopedia) Philip I, 1052–1108, king of France (1060–1108), son and successor of Henry I. He enlarged, by arms and by diplomacy, his small royal domain. In order to prevent the union of England…

Innocent II

(Encyclopedia) Innocent II, d. 1143, pope (1130–43), a Roman named Gregorio Papareschi; successor of Honorius II. He was created cardinal by Paschal II. On the death of Honorius II, a faction of the…