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Andreas [ahn-dre-ahs] /ɑnˈdrɛ ɑs/ (Show IPA), 1514–64, Flemish anatomist. Historical Examples Vesalius first gave a complete description of the human body, with designs which, at the time, were ascribed to Titian. Introduction to the Literature of Europe in the Fifteenth, Sixteenth, and Seventeenth Centuries, Vol. 1 Henry Hallam I read the Anatomy of Vesalius, and […]
Amerigo [uh-mer-i-goh;; Italian ah-me-ree-gaw] /əˈmɛr ɪˌgoʊ;; Italian ˌɑ mɛˈri gɔ/ (Show IPA), (Americus Vespucius) 1451–1512, Italian merchant, adventurer, and explorer after whom America was named. Historical Examples Since it had to be so, let us be thankful that it was Vespucci’s first name which was selected, and not his last one. American Men of Action […]
- Alessandro volta
Count Alessandro [ah-les-sahn-draw] /ˌɑ lɛsˈsɑn drɔ/ (Show IPA), 1745–1827, Italian physicist. a river in W Africa, in Ghana, formed by the confluence of the Black Volta and the White Volta and flowing S into the Bight of Benin. About 250 miles (400 km) long; with branches about 1240 miles (1995 km) long. Historical Examples “No” […]
- Albrecht waldstein
Albrecht von [German ahl-brekht fuh n] /German ˈɑl brɛxt fən/ (Show IPA), . Historical Examples We were shown the halberd with which albrecht waldstein (or Wallenstein) was stabbed, a piece of his scull, and other relics. Frederic Chopin, v. 1 (of 2) Moritz Karasowski noun a variant of (Albrecht Wenzel Eusebius von) Wallenstein