The Twentieth Century Home Encyclopedia and Gazetteer; Who Is Who? Embraces Over Six Thousand Short Biographies Volume 1

The Twentieth Century Home Encyclopedia and Gazetteer; Who Is Who? Embraces Over Six Thousand Short Biographies Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...however, but tapers from a thick back to an extremely keen edge. In April 1904, the United States troops operating in the Philippines, were supplied with bolos. Bologna, one of the oldest, largest and richest cities of Italy, capital of the Province of same name, in a fertile plain at the foot of the Apennines, between the rivers Reno and Savena, surrounded by an unfortified brick wall. In the 12th and 13th centuries it was one of the most flourishing of the Italian republics; but the feuds between the different parties of the nobles led to its submission to the papal see in 1513. Several attempts were made to throw off the papal yoke, one of which, in 1831, was for a time successful. In 1849 the Austrians obtained possession of it. In 1860 it was annexed to the dominions of King Victor Emmanuel. Population (1901) 152,009. Bolognese School, an Italian school of painting, founded in the 14th century, probably by Franco. The great master of the school was Francesco Francia, a contemporary of Raphael, celebrated for the purity and serenity of his Madonnas. Bolometer, a most sensitive electrical instrument invented by Langley in 1883 for the measurement of radiant heat. Bolton Abbey, a notable English structure in Yorkshire; in a highly-picturesque district on the river Wharfe, 6 miles E. of Skipton, and 21 N. W. of Leeds. Founded for Augustinian canons about 1150, it has been celebrated by Wordsworth in "The White Doe of Rylstone" and "The Force of Prayer." Bolton, Sarah Tittle, an American poet, born in Newport, Ky., Dec. 18, 1815. She is known for her patriotic and war poems, including "Paddle Your Own Canoe," "Left on the Battlefield," etc. She died in Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. 4, 1893. Boma, city...show more

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  • Paperback | 414 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 735g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236571401
  • 9781236571403