A Universal Biographical Dictionary; Containing the Lives of the Most Celebrated Characters of Every Age and Nation, Embracing Warriors, Heroes, Poe

A Universal Biographical Dictionary; Containing the Lives of the Most Celebrated Characters of Every Age and Nation, Embracing Warriors, Heroes, Poe

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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. 1826 edition. Excerpt: ...world is also indebted to him for the discovery of several excellent dyes, extracted from different vegetable and mineral substances; he died in 1605. GOADBY, Robert, a printer and bookseller, of Sherborne, in Dorsetshire, and author of several useful publications, died in 1778. His " Illustration or the Holy Scriptures," is a book that has been very generally read, and widely circulated. "The Life of Bamfylde Moore Carew, King of the Beggars," was likewise written by bim. GOAR, James, a Dominican friar, of Parte, published " Gra corum Eucalogium," Ac.; lie died in 1653, much respected. GOBBO, Pietro Paolo Cortoneee, a much Imired painter, of Cortona, died in 1640. GOBBO, Andrea, an Italian historical painter died about 1537. GOBEL, John Baptist, a native of Hanne. bishop of Lydda: was accused by Robespierre, of atheism, and guillotined In 1793. GOBELIN, Giles, a famous French dyer, whoso name has been given ever since to the finest French scarlets; his house, and the small river that he made use of at Paris, are still called the Gobelins; an academy for drawing, and a manufactory of fine tapestries, were erected in this quarter, in 1066, and for this reason the tapestries are called "Of the Gobelins." He flourished about 1630. GOBIER, Charles, a jesuit, of St. Maloes, wrote the " History of the Mariannes," etc.; he died in 1708. GOBRYAS, one of the seven Persian nobles, who conspired to dethrone the usurper Smerdis. GOCLENIUS, Conrad, a German, esteemed by Erasmus for hia virtues and learning; he died in 1539. GOCLENIUS, Rudorphus, considered as the founder of modern magnetism: was born at Wittembers, and died in 1621. GOCLENIUS, Rodolphuf, a voluminous writer, 50 years professor of logic...show more

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  • Paperback | 412 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 730g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123656474X
  • 9781236564740