A General Biographical Dictionary; Containing a Summary Account of the Lives of Eminent Persons of All Nations Volume 2, PT. 1

A General Biographical Dictionary; Containing a Summary Account of the Lives of Eminent Persons of All Nations Volume 2, PT. 1

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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. 1828 edition. Excerpt: ...-ge of twenty-four, appointed professor of theology in their college at Rome, and he afterwards held the same office at Paris. Having retired to Toledo, on account of ill health, lie wa- employed by the archbishop, D. Gasnude Quiroga.tojjrepare the Index Eipurgatorios, published iu 1584; but the greatest of his literary labours is his history of Spain, which (appeared under the title of " Historian de Rebus Hispanic, lib. xx." 159?, and was afterwards extended to thirty books. Mariana himself translated the work into the Castilian language; and there is an English translation by captain Stephens, the continuator of DugJale's Monasticon. In 1599 he published his trotwe, " De Rege et Regni Institutione," nmi.-mned to be burnt by the parliament of I'aris, on account of the freedom of opinion displayed by the author on the reverence due to regal authority. By a subsequent publication, Mariana gave offence to his own order, and he was prosecuted and imprisoned for a year in a convent at Madrid. He afterwards held no official situation, and died at Toledo, February 16,1623, leaving behind him annotations on the Old and New Testament, and 'irious other works besides those already mentioned.--Southeu't Mem. in Aikin't Gen. % MARIEANTOINETTE Joseph Jeanne -s Lorraine archduchess of Austria and queen of France. She was born November 8, 1755, the day on which the dreadful earthquake desolated the city of Lisbon; and, at the age of fifteen, she was married to the dauphin, afterwards Louis XVI. The day of her nuptials was marked by a shocking accident, the deaths of a multitude of persons, in consequence of a fire in the Place de Louis XV, which event strongly eicited the compasiooale feelings of both the bride and her...show more

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  • Paperback | 820 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 41mm | 1,438g
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236493583
  • 9781236493583