Beeton's Dictionary of Universal Information, Comprising Geography, History, Biography [&C.] by S.O. Beeton & J. Sherer

Beeton's Dictionary of Universal Information, Comprising Geography, History, Biography [&C.] by S.O. Beeton & J. Sherer

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ... 8 If. Lon. between 60 and 68 W. Gcibkrt, James Antony HypoHte, ge-bair', a writer on-military affairs, who served in Germany, and afterwards in Corsica, where he was made a colonel. In 1770, he published his great work, " Essai General de Tactique." Afterwards ho directed his attention to dramatic composition, and produced several tragedies. He also wrote the "Eulogies of Catinat andL'Hopital." The French Academy elected him a member, in the room of M. Thomas, B. at Montauban, 1743; n. 1790. Besides the above works, he wrote the ' Eulogy of the. King of Prussia." GuicciAEDiNf, goo-eetch-e-ar-de'-ne, an eminent historian, who was descended from a noble family of Florence. He practised in early life as a lawyer, end iiUed several high offices in his profession. Aiterwarda he Tfaa employed in affaira of state for his native Guildford city. From this situation he passed into the service of Leo X. and the two immediate successors of that prince, and was raised by them to the highest civil and military dignities. His "History of Italy," in 4 vols. 4to, is a valuable performance. B. in Florence, 1482; D. at his country seat at Alectri, 1540. When the courtiers of Charles V. complained of the favour he showed to Guicciardini and other Florentines, he said, "I can make a hundred Spanish grandees in a minute, but I cannot make one Guicciardini in a hundred years." Guicciardini, Lewis, nephew of the preceding, wrote, among other works, a " Description of the Low Countries," lolio. B. at Florence, 1523; n. at Antwerp, 1589. _ GuiDO D'arrzzo, ge'-do da-ret'-$o, an Italian musician, who invented the lines and spaces, or staff, reformed the scale, suggested the mode of notation, and the art of solmisation....show more

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  • Paperback | 530 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 27mm | 934g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 1236578155
  • 9781236578150