(Mercurius) died a.d. 535, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 533–535.
called the Good. 1319–64, king of France (1350–64): captured by the English at Poitiers (1356) and forced to sign treaties (1360) surrendering SW France to England
called the Perfect. 1455–95, king of Portugal (1481–95): sponsored Portuguese expansion in the New World and reduced the power of the aristocracy
surnamed Casimir Vasa. 1609–72, king of Poland (1648–68), who lost much territory to neighbouring countries: abdicated
[yoh-nin] /ˈyoʊ nɪn/ noun, Veterinary Medicine. 1. a sterile solution prepared from the growth products of the bacillus Mycobacterium paratuberculosis, used chiefly in the diagnosis of Johne’s disease.
- John IV
noun 1. died a.d. 642, pope 640–642. noun 1. called the Fortunate. 1604–56, king of Portugal (1640–56). As duke of Braganza he led a revolt against Spanish rule and became king: lost most of Portugal’s Asian possessions to the Dutch
- John IX
noun 1. died a.d. 900, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 898–900.
- John jakes
[jeyks] /dʒeɪks/ noun 1. John, born 1932, U.S. novelist. /dʒeɪks/ noun 1. an archaic slang word for lavatory 2. (Southwest English, dialect) human excrement n. “a privy,” mid-15c., genitive singular of jack (n.).
- John jay
[jey] /dʒeɪ/ noun 1. John, 1745–1829, U.S. statesman and jurist: first chief justice of the U.S. 1789–95. 2. a male given name. /dʒeɪ/ noun 1. any of various passerine birds of the family Corvidae (crows), esp the Eurasian Garrulus glandarius, with a pinkish-brown body, blue-and-black wings, and a black-and-white crest See also blue jay 2. […]