Mother (Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu) 1910–97, Albanian nun: Nobel Peace Prize 1979 for work in the slums of Calcutta, India.
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Saint, known as Teresa of Avila. 1515–82, Spanish nun and mystic. She reformed the Carmelite order and founded 17 convents. Her writings include a spiritual autobiography and The Way to Perfection. Feast day: Oct 15
Mother, original name Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu. 1910–97, Indian Roman Catholic missionary, born in Skopje, now in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, of Albanian parents: noted for her work among the starving in Calcutta; Nobel peace prize 1979
noun Maria Gaetana. 1718–99, Italian mathematician and philosopher, noted for her work on differential calculus See witch of Agnesi Agnesi (än-yā’zē) Italian mathematician whose major work, Analytical Institutions (1748), was the first comprehensive summary of the state of mathematical analysis. It brought together the work of authors writing in various languages, formulated new mathematical methods, […]
David Hayes, 1818–92, U.S. surgeon. Spiro T(heodore) [speer-oh] /ˈspɪər oʊ/ (Show IPA), 1918–96, U.S. politician: vice president 1969–73; resigned 1973. Historical Examples I allow you’re a big fool, Agnew, if you think you can do me up in that way! Frank Merriwell’s Reward Burt L. Standish Agnew only asked him if he realized what a […]
Hindu Mythology. the god of fire, one of the three chief divinities of the Vedas. Historical Examples They often refer to the daily generation of Agni by friction from the two fire-sticks. A History of Sanskrit Literature Arthur A. MacDonell Chermosh is away off to the side from Agni and Imhotep in either case. Space […]
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agnew, spiro Agnew, Spiro [(speer-oh ag-nooh, ag-nyooh)] A political leader of the twentieth century. Agnew was elected vice president in 1968 and 1972 as the running mate of Richard Nixon. He attacked opponents of the involvement of the United States in the Vietnam War, calling them “an effete corps of impudent snobs” and “nattering nabobs […]