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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...

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 opposit...

John V

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

John I

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

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 by t...

John I

(Encyclopedia) John I (John Tzimisces) tsĭmĭs´ēz [key], 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 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, ...

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 into th...

John

(Encyclopedia) John, three letters of the New Testament. Traditionally, they are ascribed to John son of Zebedee, the disciple of Jesus. All three letters probably date to the end of the 1st cent. AD, and may...

John

(Encyclopedia) John, 1167–1216, king of England (1199–1216), son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine . Early Life The king's youngest son, John was left out of Henry's ori...