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Botsaris, Markos

(Encyclopedia) Botsaris, Markos bōzăr´ĭs, –zä´rĭs, Gr. bôt´särēs, c.1788–1823, Greek patriot. Exiled from his native Epirus in 1803, he joined Ali Pasha in 1820 and later was prominent in the Greek…

Bozzaris, Marcos

(Encyclopedia) Bozzaris, Marcos bōzăr´ĭs, –zä´rĭs, Gr. bôt´särēs, c.1788–1823, Greek patriot. Exiled from his native Epirus in 1803, he joined Ali Pasha in 1820 and later was prominent in the Greek…

Bottrop

(Encyclopedia) Bottrop bôt´rôp, city (1994 pop. 119,680), North Rhine–Westphalia, W Germany, in the Ruhr district. It was a small town until 1863, when it began to develop as a coal-mining center. In…

Böttger, Johann Friedrich

(Encyclopedia) Böttger, Johann Friedrich yō´hän frē´drĭkh böt´gər, 1682–1719, German chemist and originator of Dresden china. When the Swedish invasion of Saxony occurred (1706), Böttger and his…

Botticelli, Sandro

(Encyclopedia) Botticelli, Sandro sän´drō bôt˝tĭchĕl´lē, c.1444–1510, Florentine painter of the Renaissance, whose real name was Alessandro di Mariano Filipepiälĕssän´drō dē märēä´nō fēlēpā´pē. He…

Durrell, Lawrence

(Encyclopedia) Durrell, Lawrence dŭ´rəl, dûr´əl, 1912–90, British author, b. India, of Irish parents. Durrell traveled widely, often serving in diplomatic positions; most of his works are set in…

recognition

(Encyclopedia) recognition, acknowledgment of the admission of new states into the international community by political action of states that are already members. Its derivation is found in the…

Humboldt, Alexander, Freiherr von

(Encyclopedia) Humboldt, Alexander, Freiherr von hŭm´bōlt, Ger. älĕksän´dər frī´hĕr fən ho͝om´bôlt, 1769–1859, German naturalist, inventor, explorer, and author, the most eminent scientist of his…

Olivia Wilde

Name at birth: Olivia Jane CockburnOlivia Wilde is an American actress best known as "Thirteen" in the TV series House M.D. and the warrior-bot Quorra in the 2010 film TRON: Legacy. She is also a…

Brewer's: Trinoda Necessitas

The three contributions to which all lands were subject in Anglo-Saxon times, viz.- (1) Bryge-bot, for keeping bridges and high roads in repair; (2) Burg-bot, for Fyrd, for maintaining the…