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Aachen, Hans von

Aachen, Hans von (1552–1615)   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance

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(1552–1615),

German painter, born in Cologne, the son of a native of Aachen. He studied and worked in

Aal, Johannes

Aal, Johannes (c.1500–1551)   Reference library

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(c.1500–1551),

Swiss playwright. Aal's Catholic convictions forced him into exile in Freiburg im Breisgau. When the Catholic

abacus

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The abacus uses counters to carry out operations in arithmetic. In the Renaissance the instrument usually took the form of

abacus schools

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From the late thirteenth century onwards, many towns and guilds paid an ‘abacus master’ to teach mathematics to a given

Abaquesne, Masséot

Abaquesne, Masséot (fl.1528–64)   Reference library

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(fl.1528–64),

French potter who established the manufacturing of Faience in Rouen. His workshop specialized in tile pavements

Abravanel, Isaac

Abravanel, Isaac (1437–1508)   Reference library

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(1437–1508),

Portuguese Jewish statesman, banker, and scholar, born in Lisbon and educated in both rabbinical and Latin learning.

Abril, Pedro Simón

Abril, Pedro Simón (c.1530–c.1595)   Reference library

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(c.1530–c.1595),

Spanish humanist, born in Alcaraz (La Mancha). Abril taught for 25 years at Zaragoza

academies

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The learned societies of Renaissance Europe adopted the term ‘academy’ in imitation of the Academy established by Plato, whose

Acanthus

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A Mediterranean plant for which the English vernacular name is bear's breech. The scalloped leaves of Acanthus spinosus were, according

Acarie, Barbe Jeanne

Acarie, Barbe Jeanne (1566–1618)   Reference library

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(1566–1618),

French Carmelite, born in Paris, the daughter of a royal councillor, and educated by the Poor Clares

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