A Dictionary of Biography; Comprising the Most Eminent Characters of All Ages, Nations and Professions

A Dictionary of Biography; Comprising the Most Eminent Characters of All Ages, Nations and Professions

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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. 1831 edition. Excerpt: ...wis summoned by Marcus Aurelius, who committed to him the cure of Com mod us and Sextus, his sons. The place and time of his death are uncertain; but he is sapposed to have died at Rome, in about the seventieth year of his age. Of the seven hundred and fifty works which he is said to have written only a part has heen preserved, but even that part forms five folio volumes, and affords an irrefragable proof that fame has not exaggerated his learning and skill. GALERIUS, Caius Valerius MaxiMianus, a Roman emperor, was a native of Dacia, and kept flocks when a boy, whence he acquired the surname of Armentarias. Entering into the army, he raised himself to the highest ranks by his courage, and was adopted by Diocletian, who gave him his daughter in marriage. Among his subsequent exploits was the defeat of the Persians. He ascended the imperial throne A. D. 305, and died in 311. Galerius was of a cruel disposition, and a violent persecutor of the Christians. GALHEGOS, Manuel De, a Portuguese poet, was born, in 1597, at Lisbon; was patronised by the duke of Olivares, and loaded with honours at the court of Philip IV.; and died in 1665. He was the friend of Lope de Vega, by whom be was highly praised in the Laurel of Apollo. Galhegos is the author of Gigantomachia, a poem; The Temple of Memory, a poem; a volume of Poems; and a great number of dramatic pieces. GALIANI, Ferdinand, an eminent writer on various subjects, was born at Chieti, in the Neapolitan province of Abruzzo, in 1728; made so rapid a progress in his studies that, at the age of sixteen, he composed a Dissertation on the Money in use at the Period of the Trojan War; was sent as secretary of embassy to Paris; held several important offices after his return to Naples; and died in 1787. Galiani..show more

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  • English
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  • 1236593138
  • 9781236593139