Pedro de Merelim was a pseodynum of the Portuguese-born historian and ethnographer Joaquim Gomes da Cunha. He was born in the parish of São Pedro de Merelim, Braga, he moved to the Azores and signed to the Corpo Expedicionário (Expeditionary Body) in which it was headed for the archipelago during the Second World War. He was settled in Angra do Heroísmo and was later involved in important investigator work of history and locla tradition, he publicated several volumes on these themes.
Paulus Orosius (b. circa 375, d. 418?) was a Christian historian, theologian and student of Augustine of Hippo from Gallaecia. He is best known for his Historiarum Adversum Paganos Libri VII ("Seven Books of History Against the Pagans"), which he wrote in response to the belief that the decline of the Roman Empire was the result of its adoption of Christianity.
Marie Myriam (born Miriam Lopes, May 8, 1957, Braga, Portugal) is a Portuguese / French singer. Representing France, she won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1977 with " L'oiseau et l'enfant" (The bird and the child) with music by Jean Paul Cara and words by Joe Gracy. In 1981, Marie Myriam also represented France in the Yamaha Music Festival with the song "Sentimentale"; she came in ninth place. In recent years, she has read out the votes of the French Jury at the Eurovision Song Contest.
Domingos Leite Pereira was a Portuguese politician of the Portuguese First Republic. He had degrees in theology and literature of the University of Coimbra. He helped to improve the relationships between the republic and the Catholic Church during his government.
José Cândido da Silveira Avelar, (São Jorge, 1843 - Horta, December 3 de 1905), was an Azorean historian, author of the pioneered work about the history of the island of São Jorge. He was a writer of the council administration of Velas in 1881 which he had done political and intellectual movements, sustained a polemical strength with João Duarte de Sousa, another author from the same island and a political opponent about the historiography of the island.
João Duarte de Sousa, some refer to J. Duarte de Sousa, (Velas, October 23, 1862 – Angra do Heroísmo, May 29, 1909), was an Azorean politician and a historian. He was a pioneer on the island history of São Jorge. João Duarte de Sousa served as a writer in the Velas town hall, where he remained for 24 years (in 1886). For his elevation in Terceira with Maria Carlota Rebelo.
João Teixeira Soares de Sousa, an Azorean politician and an investigator of Azorean history, anthropology, and ethnography, was born on the island of São Jorge in the municipality of Velas and the parish of Manadas on 12 September 1827, and he died at Ponta Delgada on São Miguel Island on 1 February 1875. In general, he is referred to as Dr. João Teixeira Soares.
André Soares Ribeiro da Silva, more commonly known as André Soares was a leading Portuguese sculptor and architect active in Northern Portugal during the 18th century. Born in Braga, most of his work is found in and around this city. As a sculptor, he was responsible for designing the gilt woodwork (talha dourada) altarpieces of the Monastery of Tibães.
Carlos Luís Ferreira da Cruz Amarante was an important Portuguese engineer and architect. Amarante's father was musician in the court of the Bishop of Braga. He began pursuing an eclesiastical career, but left the seminary when he was 23 years old to marry Luísa Clara Xavier. After that he pursued a career in engineering and architecture. Artistically, Amarante led the transition between the late Baroque-Rococo architecture of northern Portugal to modern Neoclassical architecture.
Halicarnassus was an ancient Greek city on the southwest coast of Caria, Anatolia (Asia Minor), on a picturesque, advantageous site on the Ceramic Gulf. It was the site of the Siege of Halicarnassus, between Alexander the Great and the Persian Empire. It originally occupied only the small island of Zephyria close to the shore, now occupied by the great Bodrum Castle (Castle of St.
Vitré is a commune in the Ille-et-Vilaine department in Brittany in north-western France. Vitré, a sub-prefecture until 1926, is the seat of a canton of around 18,000 inhabitants (2006). It lies on the edge of Brittany, near Normandy, Maine, and Anjou. The town has been designated a ville d'art et d'histoire, a town of artistic and historic significance, by the Ministry of Culture in recognition of its rich cultural inheritance.
Tigerland is a 2000 film by Joel Schumacher; starring Colin Farrell in his role as Private Roland Bozz, taking place in a training camp for soldiers to be sent to the Vietnam War. Tigerland was the name of a U.S. Army training camp located at Fort Polk, Louisiana as was part of the U.S. Army Advanced Infantry Training Center. The setting of the movie appears to be loosely based on this training camp.
Henry Holt and Company is an American book publishing company. One of the oldest publishers in the United States, it was founded in 1866 by Henry Holt and Frederick Leypoldt. In the course of its existence, the company has published works by many internationally renowned authors, such as Erich Fromm, Robert Frost, Hermann Hesse, Norman Mailer, Herta Müller, Thomas Pynchon, Robert Louis Stevenson, Ivan Turgenev and H.G. Wells.
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