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Koenig, Pierre
▪ 2005       American architect (b. Oct. 17, 1925, San Francisco, Calif.—d. April 4, 2004, Los Angeles, Calif.), advanced the Modernist school of architecture in ...
Koerber, Ernest von
▪ prime minister of Austria born Nov. 6, 1850, Trent, Austria [now Trento, Italy] died March 5, 1919, Baden, near Vienna, Austria       statesman and prime minister of ...
Koestler
/kest"leuhr, kes"leuhr/, n. Arthur, 1905-83, British novelist, critic, and journalist; born in Hungary. * * *
Koestler, Arthur
born Sept. 5, 1905, Budapest, Hung. found dead March 3, 1983, London, Eng. Hungarian-British novelist, journalist, and critic. He is best known for Darkness at Noon (1940); a ...
Koestler,Arthur
Koest·ler (kĕstʹlər, kĕsʹ-), Arthur. 1905-1983. Hungarian-born British writer whose novel Darkness at Noon (1941) portrays his disillusionment with Communism. His other ...
kof
/kawf/, n. koph. * * *
Koffka
/kawf"kah/; Eng. /kof"keuh/, n. Kurt /koorddt/, 1886-1941, German psychologist in the U.S. * * *
Koffka, Kurt
▪ German psychologist born March 18, 1886, Berlin, Germany died November 22, 1941, Northampton, Massachusetts, U.S.  German psychologist and cofounder, with Wolfgang Köhler ...
Köflach
▪ Austria  town, southern Austria, west of Graz. Köflach received market rights in 1170 but did not achieve town status until 1939. It is a rail terminus and has glass and ...
Kofoid, Charles Atwood
▪ American zoologist born Oct. 11, 1865, Granville, Ill., U.S. died May 30, 1947, Berkeley, Calif.       American zoologist whose collection and classification of many ...
Koforidua
▪ Ghana       town, southeastern Ghana. It lies in the Densu River basin, near the southeastern base of the Kwahu Plateau. Koforidua is one of the country's oldest ...
Kofu
/koh"fooh/; Japn. /kaw"foo/, n. a city on S Honshu, in central Japan. 199,272. * * * ▪ Japan  capital, Yamanashi ken (prefecture), Honshu, Japan. Kōfu lies in the fertile ...
Koga
▪ Japan       city, Ibaraki ken (prefecture), eastern Honshu, Japan. It lies at the confluence of the Omoi and Watarase rivers. An important river port, Koga was a ...
Kogaku
▪ religious school, Japan       (Japanese: “Ancient Learning”), one of three schools of Neo-Confucian studies that developed in Japan during the Tokugawa period ...
Kogălniceanu, Mihail
▪ Romanian statesman born Sept. 6, 1817, Iaşi, Moldavia [now in Romania] died July 1, 1891, Paris, France       Romanian statesman and reformer, one of the founders of ...
Koganei
▪ Japan       city, Tokyo to (metropolis), Honshu, Japan. It lies on the Chūō Main Line railway, west of Tokyo city. During the mid-Tokugawa period (1603–1867) ...
Kogi
▪ state, Nigeria       state, central Nigeria. It was created in 1991 from portions of eastern Kwara and western Benue states. Kogi is bordered by the states of ...
Koguryŏ
Largest of the three kingdoms into which ancient Korea was divided until 668. Tradition sets its founding at 37 BC, but modern historians believe the tribal state was formed in ...
Koguryŏ style
▪ art       Korean visual-arts style characteristic of the Koguryŏ kingdom (37 BC–AD 668) of the Three Kingdoms period. The Koguryŏ were a horse-riding northern ...
Koh-i-noor
Famous Indian diamond with a history dating perhaps as far back as the 14th century. Originally a 191-carat stone that lacked fire (flashes of colour), it was recut to 109 ...
Kohala Mountains
▪ mountains, Hawaii, United States  volcanic range, northern Hawaii island, Hawaii, U.S. The mountains extend 21 miles (34 km) north from Waimea to Upolu Point and reach a ...
Kohāt
▪ Pakistan       town, south-central North-West Frontier Province, Pakistan. The town lies just north of the Kohāt Toi River at the entrance to the Kohāt Pass, ...
Koheleth
/koh hel"eth/, n. 1. the book of Ecclesiastes. 2. its author. Also, Kohelet, Koheles /koh hel"et, -es/. [ < Heb qohelet member of an assembly] * * *
Kohen
/koh"euhn/; Seph. Heb. /kaw hen"/; Ashk. Heb. /koh hayn", koh"hayn, koyn/, n., pl. Kohanim Seph. Heb. /kaw hah neem"/; Ashk. Heb. /koh hah nim", koh hah"nim/, Eng. ...
Kohima
/koh"hee mah'/, n. a town in and the capital of Nagaland, in E India. * * * Town (population 2001 prelim.: 78,584), capital of Nagaland state, northeastern India. It lies near ...
Kohinoor
/koh"euh noor'/, n. an Indian diamond weighing 106 carats; now part of the British crown jewels. Also, Koh-i-noor. [ < Pers kohinur lit., mountain of light] * * *
Kohinoor diamond
➡ Kohinoor * * *
Kohistān
▪ mountain region, Pakistan-Afghanistan       (Persian and Urdu: “Country of the Hills,” or “Highlands”), section of mountainous or hilly tracts in Pakistan and ...
kohl
/kohl/, n. a powder, as finely powdered antimony sulfide, used as a cosmetic to darken the eyelids, eyebrows, etc. [1790-1800; < Ar kohl, var. of kuhl. See ALCOHOL] * * *
Kohl
/kohl/, n. Helmut /hel"moot/, born 1930, German political leader: chancellor of West Germany (1982-90); chancellor of Germany since 1990. * * *
Kohl, Hannelore Renner
▪ 2002       German political wife (b. March 7, 1933, Berlin, Ger.—d. July 5, 2001, Ludwigshafen, Ger.), as the wife of Helmut Kohl (from 1960), was the de facto first ...
Kohl, Helmut
born April 3, 1930, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Ger. Chancellor of West Germany (1982–90) and of reunified Germany (1990–98). After earning a doctorate at the University of ...
Kohl,Helmut
Kohl (kōl), Helmut. Born 1930. German politician elected chancellor of West Germany in 1982 and of Germany in 1990, serving until 1998. A chief architect of the European Union ...
Köhler
/kue"leuhrdd/, n. Wolfgang /vawlf"gahng/, 1887-1967, German psychologist. * * *
Kohler, Georges J.F.
▪ 1996       German immunologist (b. April 17, 1946, Munich, Germany—d. March 1, 1995, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany), shared the 1984 Nobel Prize for Physiology or ...
Kohler, Horst
▪ 2001       On March 23, 2000, after months of international wrangling, German banker Horst Köhler was named the managing director and chairman of the executive board ...
Kohler, Josef
▪ German jurist born March 9, 1849, Offenburg, Baden [Germany] died August 3, 1919, Charlottenburg, Berlin, Germany       German jurist who made a significant ...
Kohler, Kaufmann
born May 10, 1843, Fürth, Bavaria died Jan. 28, 1926, New York, N.Y. U.S. German-born U.S. rabbi. He was brought up in Orthodox Judaism but soon came under the influence of ...
Köhler, Oswin
▪ German linguist and ethnologist in full  Oswin Reinhold Albin Köhler  born October 14, 1911, Tiefthal, Thuringia, Germany died May 2, 1996, Cologne       German ...
Köhler, Thomas
▪ German luger born June 25, 1940, Germany    German luger who at the 1964 Winter Games in Innsbruck, Austria, won the first Olympic luge competition. He was one of the most ...
Köhler, Wolfgang
born Jan. 21, 1887, Tallinn, Estonia, Russian Empire died June 11, 1967, Enfield, N.H., U.S. German-U.S. psychologist. His studies of problem solving by chimpanzees (The ...
Köhler,Wolfgang
Köh·ler (kœʹlər), Wolfgang. 1887-1967. Estonian-born German psychologist. A founder of the Gestalt psychology movement, his works include The Mentality of Apes (1917) and ...
Kohlhase, Hans
▪ German brigand born c. 1500, Tempelberg, near Fürstenwalde, Brandenburg [Germany] died March 22, 1540, Berlin       German merchant turned brigand who spent the ...
kohlrabi
/kohl rah"bee, -rab"ee, kohl"rah'bee, -rab'ee/, n., pl. kohlrabies. a cultivated cabbage, Brassica oleracea gongylodes, whose stem above ground swells into an edible, bulblike ...
Kohlrausch, Friedrich Wilhelm Georg
▪ German physicist born Oct. 14, 1840, Rinteln [Germany] died Jan. 17, 1910, Marburg, Ger.  German physicist who investigated the properties of electrolytes (electrolyte) ...
Kohlu
▪ agency, Pakistan       agency, a special tribal area attached to Balochistān province, Pakistan. The agency is located in a semi-arid mountainous region; the ranges ...
Kohn, Walter
▪ American physicist born March 9, 1923, Vienna, Austria       Austrian-born American physicist who, with John A. Pople (Pople, Sir John A.), received the 1998 Nobel ...
Kohoutek
/koh hoh"tek, keuh-/, n. Astron. a comet that passed around the sun in late 1973 and early 1974 and was barely visible with the naked eye. [named after Luboš Kohoutek (b. 1935), ...
Kohr, Leopold
▪ 1995       Austrian-born social philosopher (b. Oct. 5, 1909, Oberndorf, Austria—d. Feb. 26, 1994, Gloucester, England), expounded on "the beauty of the small," ...
Kohtla-Järve
▪ Estonia Russian  Kokhtla-Yarve,         city, Estonia, near the Gulf of Finland. Founded in 1900 and incorporated in 1946, it lies on the Tallinn–St. Petersburg ...
Kohut, Alexander
▪ American rabbi and scholar born April 22, 1842, Felegyhaza, Hung. died May 25, 1894, New York, N.Y., U.S.       Hungarian-born American rabbi and scholar who wrote a ...
koi
/koy/, n. any of various colorful cultivated forms of the common carp, Cyprinus carpio, apparently originating in Japan and other parts of eastern temperate Asia. [1720-30; < ...
Koidu–New Sembehun
▪ Sierra Leone       town, east-central Sierra Leone, adjacent to Sefadu. It is a trade centre for rice, palm oil and kernels, and cattle (from Guinea). Much of the ...
koilonychia
/koy'loh nik"ee euh/, n. Med. an abnormal condition in which the outer surfaces of the nails are concave; spoon nail. [1900-05; < Gk koîl(os) hollow + onych- (s. of ónyx nail; ...
koine
/koy nay", koy"nay/, n. 1. (usually cap.) an amalgam of Greek dialects, chiefly Attic and Ionic, that replaced the Classical Greek dialects in the Hellenistic period and ...
Koirala, Girija Prasad
▪ 2008 born 1925, Bihar state, India  On April 1, 2007, Nepalese Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala swore into his cabinet five representatives of the Communist Party of ...
Koishikawa Botanical Garden
▪ garden, Japan Japanese  Koishikawa Shokubutsuen        botanical garden and arboretum maintained by the University of Tokyo (Tokyo, University of). It has some ...
Koiso Kuniaki
▪ prime minister of Japan born April 1, 1880, Utsunomiya, Japan died Nov. 3, 1950, Tokyo  Japanese army general and prime minister during the final phase of World War ...
Koizumi Jun'ichirō
born Jan. 8, 1942, Yokosuka, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan Third-generation Japanese politician who became prime minister in 2001. Both Koizumi's father and grandfather served in ...
Koizumi Junichiro
▪ prime minister of Japan born Jan. 8, 1942, Yokosuka, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan    third-generation Japanese politician, who was prime minister of Japan from 2001 to ...
Koizumi, Junichiro
▪ 2002       In 2001 the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), which had dominated Japan's politics since 1955, experienced an intraparty revolt. Unpopular Prime Minister ...
koji
/koh"jee/, n. a fungus, Aspergillus oryzae, used to initiate fermentation of a mixture of soybeans and wheat in the production of soy sauce. [ < Japn koji malt, yeast < kaudi < ...
Kojiki
▪ Japanese religious text       (Japanese: “Records of Ancient Matters”), together with the Nihon shoki (q.v.), the first written record in Japan, part of which is ...
Kojima, Nobuo
▪ 2007       Japanese novelist (b. Feb. 28, 1915, Gifu, Japan—d. Oct. 26, 2006, Tokyo, Japan), chronicled the dramatic post-World War II transformation that occurred ...
Kojong
▪ Korean emperor original name  Yi H'ui  born Sept. 8, 1852, Seoul, Korea [now in South Korea] died Jan. 21, 1919, Seoul       26th monarch of the Chosŏn (Yi) ...
Kok III, Adam
▪ African chief born 1811, southern Africa died Dec. 30, 1875, near Mzimkulu, Cape Colony [now in South Africa]       chief who led the people of the Griqua nation ...
Kök Turki alphabet
▪ writing system       writing system used by Turkic-speaking peoples in Central Asia from the 6th to the 8th century AD. It is sometimes called Kök Turki runes because ...
kok-saghyz
/kohk'seuh geez"/, n. a central Asian dandelion, Taraxacum kok-saghyz, of the composite family, having fleshy roots that yield a rubberlike latex. Also called Russian ...
kokako
▪ bird also called  Wattled Crow   (species Callaeas cinerea), New Zealand songbird of the family Callaeidae (order Passeriformes). The kokako is 45 cm (17.5 inches) long ...
Kokand
/ko kand"/; Russ. /ku kahnt"/, n. a city in NE Uzbekistan, SE of Tashkent: formerly the center of a powerful khanate. 153,000. * * * ▪ Uzbekistan Uzbek ...
kokanee
/koh kan"ee/, n. any of several lacustrine sockeye salmons. [1870-75; perh. < Shuswap (an Interior Salish language of British Columbia) kaknáexw] * * *
Kokchetav
▪ Kazakstan Kazak  Kökshetaū , also spelled  Kokčetav        city, northern Kazakhstan. It lies along the southern edge of the Esil (Ishim) ...
Kokemäen River
▪ river, Finland Finnish  Kokemäenjoki,         river in southwestern Finland. Its source is Lake Pyhä, from which it flows southwest and then northwest for about ...
Kōken
▪ empress of Japan in full  Kōken Tennō,  also called  (764–770) Shōtoku Tennō  born 718, Nara, Japan died Aug. 28, 770, Nara       the last empress to rule ...
Kokka
/kawk"kah/, adj. of or pertaining to the branch of Shinto recognized as the official state religion of Japan. Cf. Shuha. [ < Japn: lit., state < MChin, equiv. to Chin guójia] * ...
Kokkola
/kawk"kaw lah/, n. a seaport in E Finland, on the Gulf of Bothnia. 34,000. * * *
Kokkonen, Joonas
▪ 1997       Finnish composer who was the country's most important since Jean Sibelius; his some 50 works include four symphonies and other orchestral pieces, several ...
koko
/koh"koh/, n., pl. kokos. lebbek (def. 2). [1860-65; var. of kokko, of uncert. orig.] * * * ▪ Nigeria       town and port, Delta state, southern Nigeria. It lies along ...
Koko
/koh"koh/, n. born 1973, female gorilla, trained to communicate with humans by means of a sign language. * * * ▪ Nigeria       town and port, Delta state, southern ...
Koko Head
▪ cape, Oahu, Hawaii, United States  cape and landmark, Honolulu county, on the southeastern coast of Oahu island, Hawaii, U.S. It lies across from Diamond Head 9 miles ...
Koko Nor
/koh"koh" nawrdd"/ 1. See Qing Hai. 2. former name of Qinghai. * * * Chinese Qinghai Hu or Ch'ing-hai Hu Lake, Qinghai province, China. The largest drainless mountain lake of ...
Kokomo
/koh"keuh moh'/, n. a city in central Indiana. 47,808. * * * ▪ Indiana, United States  city, seat (1844) of Howard county, north-central Indiana, U.S., on Wildcat Creek, 52 ...
KokoNor
Ko·ko Nor (kōʹkōʹ nôrʹ, nōrʹ) See Qinghai Hu. * * *
Kokoschka
/koh kawsh"kah/, n. Oskar /aws"kahrdd/, 1886-1980, Austrian painter and dramatist. * * *
Kokoschka, Oskar
born March 1, 1886, Pöchlarn, Austria died Feb. 22, 1980, Villeneuve, Switz. Austrian painter and writer. He studied and taught at the Vienna School of Arts and Crafts but was ...
Kokoschka,Oskar
Ko·kosch·ka (kə-kôshʹkə), Oskar. 1886-1980. Austrian expressionist painter noted for his portraits and landscapes. * * *
koku
/koh"kooh/; Japn. /kaw"koo/, n., pl. koku. a Japanese unit of dry measure equivalent to 5.12 bushels (1.8 hectoliters). [ < Japn < MChin, equiv. to Chin hú measure] * * *
Kokubunji
▪ Japan       city, Tokyo to (metropolis), Honshu, Japan. It lies along the Chūō Main Line, east of Tokyo city. The city first developed around the Kokubun Temple, ...
Kokugaku
▪ Japanese-studies movement       (Japanese: “National Learning”), movement in late 17th- and 18th-century Japan that emphasized Japanese classical studies. The ...
Kokura
/koh koor"euh/; Japn. /kaw"koo rddah'/, n. See under Kitakyushu. * * *
Kol Nidre
Seph. Heb. /kawl nee drdday"/; Ashk. Heb. /kohl" nid"rddeuh, -rdday/, Judaism. a liturgical prayer for recitation at the beginning of the service on the eve of Yom Kippur asking ...
kola
/koh"leuh/, n. 1. See kola nut. 2. an extract prepared from the kola nut. 3. the tree producing it. 4. cola1. [1720-30; appar. var. of Malinke kolo] * * *
Kola
/koh"leuh; kaw"leuh/, n. Also called Kola Peninsula. a peninsula in the NW Russian Federation in Europe, between the White and Barents seas. * * *
kola nut
a brownish seed, about the size of a chestnut, produced by a tropical tree belonging to the genus Cola, containing both caffeine and theobromine: its extract is used in soft ...
Kola Peninsula
Kola Peninsula [kō′lə] peninsula in NW Russia, between the White & Barents seas: c. 40,000 sq mi (103,600 sq km) * * * Promontory, northern Russia. It separates the White ...
kolacky
/keuh lah"chee, -lahch"kee/, n., pl. kolacky. a sweet bun filled with jam or pulped fruit. Also, kolach /koh"lahch/, kolache /koh lah"chee/. [1915-20; < Czech koláce, pl. of ...
Kolakowski, Leszek
▪ 2005       On Nov. 5, 2003, Polish philosopher and historian of philosophy Leszek Kolakowski was awarded the first John W. Kluge Prize for Lifetime Achievement in the ...
KolaPeninsula
Ko·la Peninsula (kōʹlə) A peninsula of northwest Russia projecting eastward from Scandinavia between the White Sea and the Barents Sea. * * *
Kolar
/koh lahr"/, n. a city in SE Karnataka, in S India: rich mining district. 76,112. * * * ▪ India       city, southeastern Karnataka (Karnātaka) state, southern India. ...
Kolar Gold Fields
▪ mining area, India       mining area, southeastern Karnataka (Karnātaka) state, southern India. It lies on a Southern Railway spur that loops from Bangarapet to ...
Kolar, Jiri
▪ 2003       Czech artist and writer (b. Sept. 24, 1914, Protivin, Bohemia, Austria-Hungary—d. Aug. 11, 2002, Prague, Czech Rep.), excelled in both poetry and collage, ...
kolbasi
kolbasi or kolbassi [kōl bä′sē] n. var. of KIELBASA * * *
Kolbe
/kawl"beuh/, n. Georg /gay awrddk"/, 1877-1947, German sculptor. * * *
Kolbe, Hermann
▪ German chemist in full  Adolph Wilhelm Hermann Kolbe  born Sept. 27, 1818, Elliehausen, near Göttingen, Hanover [Ger.] died Nov. 25, 1884, Leipzig, Ger.  German chemist ...
Kolbe, Saint Maksymilian Maria
orig. Rajmund Kolbe born Jan. 8, 1894, Zduńska Wola, near Lodz, Russian Empire died Aug. 14, 1941, Auschwitz; canonized Oct. 10, 1982; feast day August 14 Polish Franciscan ...
Kolchak
/kawl chahk"/; Russ. /kul chyahk"/, n. Aleksandr Vasilyevich /u lyi ksahndrdd" vu syee"lyi vyich/, 1874-1920, Russian counterrevolutionary and admiral. * * *
Kolchak, Aleksandr (Vasilyevich)
born Nov. 16, 1874, St. Petersburg, Russia died Feb. 7, 1920, Irkutsk, Siberia, Soviet Russia Russian naval officer and political leader. He was forced to resign as commander ...
Kolchak, Aleksandr Vasilyevich
▪ Russian naval officer born Nov. 4 [Nov. 16, New Style], 1874, St. Petersburg, Russia died Feb. 7, 1920, Irkutsk, Siberia       Arctic explorer and naval officer, who ...
Kölcsey, Ferenc
▪ Hungarian poet born Aug. 8, 1790, Sződemeter, Hung., Holy Roman Empire died Aug. 24, 1838, Cseke, Hung., Austrian Empire       Hungarian Romantic poet whose poem ...
Kold, Kristen Mikkelsen
▪ Danish educator born March 29, 1816, Jutland, Den. died April 6, 1870, Dalem       educator who did more than anyone else of his time to promote the folk high-school ...
Koldewey
/kawl"deuh vuy'/, n. Robert /rob"euhrt/; Ger. /rddoh"berddt/, 1855-1925, German archaeologist. * * *
Koldewey, Robert
▪ German architect and archaeologist born Sept. 10, 1855, Blankenburg am Harz, duchy of Brunswick [Germany] died Feb. 4, 1925, Berlin, Ger.       German architect and ...
Kolding
▪ Denmark       city, eastern Jutland, Denmark. It lies at the head of Kolding Fjord, north of Haderslev. The name occurs in the 10th century, but the earliest-known ...
Kolea
▪ Algeria       town, northern Algeria. It is located about 17 miles (27 km) southwest of Algiers, on the southern, inland slopes of the coastal hills overlooking the ...
Kolehmainen, Hannes
▪ Finnish athlete byname of  Johannes Kolehmainen   born Dec. 9, 1889, Kuopio, Finland died Jan. 11, 1966, Helsinki       Finnish athlete who was the first of the ...
Kolff
/kohlf, kolf/, n. Willem J(ohan) /wil"euhm yoh"hahn, -han/, born 1911, U.S. physician and inventor, born in the Netherlands: developed the artificial kidney machine. * * *
Kolguyev Island
▪ island, Russia Russian  Ostrov Kolguyev        island, Arkhangelsk oblast (region), northwestern Russia. Kolguyev lies in the Barents Sea and is 45 miles (72 km) ...
Kolhapur
/koh"leuh poor'/, n. a city in S Maharashtra, in SW India. 259,050. * * * ▪ India       city, southwestern Maharashtra (Mahārāshtra) state, western India, on the ...
Kolhapur and Deccan States
a group of former princely states in W India: incorporated into Bombay state in 1948; now part of Gujarat and Maharashtra states. * * *
Koli
/koh"lee/, n., pl. Kolis, (esp. collectively) Koli. a people of low caste in northern India. * * * ▪ caste       large caste living in the central and western mountain ...
Kolima
/keuh lee"meuh/; Russ. /keuh li mah"/, n. Kolyma. * * *
kolinsky
/keuh lin"skee/, n., pl. kolinskies. 1. an Asian mink, Mustela sibirica, having buff or tawny fur. 2. the fur of such an animal. [1850-55; perh. alter. of Russ kolonkí, pl. of ...
Kolkata
Kolkata [kôl kut′ə] seaport in NE India, on the Hooghly River: capital of West Bengal state: pop. 4,310,000: formerly Calcutta * * * formerly Calcutta City (pop., 2001 ...
Kolkhida
▪ coastal plain, Georgia Russian  Kolkhidskaya Nizmennost , English  Colchis Lowland        coastal lowland plain of the eastern Black Sea, in Georgia. Named for ...
kolkhoz
/kol kawz"/; Russ. /kul khaws"/, n. (in the U.S.S.R.) a collective farm. [1920-25; < Russ kolkhóz, for kol(lektívnoe) COLLECTIVE + khoz(yáistvo) household, farm, economy] * * ...
Kollam
▪ India formerly  Quilon        port city, southern Kerala state, southwestern India. It lies on the Arabian Sea northwest of Thiruvananthapuram, the state ...
Kollár, Ján
▪ Slovak poet born July 29, 1793, Mosovce, Slovakia died Jan. 24, 1852, Vienna, Austria       Slovak poet who played an important part in the national and literary ...
Kollek, Teddy
▪ 2008 Theodor Herzl Kollek        Israeli politician born May 27, 1911 , Nagyvazsony, Austria-Hungary [now in Hungary] died Jan. 2, 2007 , Jerusalem, Israel as the ...
Koller, Carl
▪ American surgeon born Dec. 3, 1857, Schüttenhofen, Bohemia [now Sušice, Czech Republic] died March 21, 1944, New York, N.Y., U.S.       Czech-born American ...
Kolleru Lake
▪ lake, India also called  Colair Lake        lake in northeastern Andhra Pradesh state, southern India. It lies between the Godavari (Godavari River) and Krishna ...
Kölliker, Rudolf Albert von
▪ Swiss embryologist born July 6, 1817, Zürich, Switz. died Nov. 2, 1905, Würzburg, Ger.  Swiss embryologist and histologist, one of the first to interpret tissue ...
Kollontay, Aleksandra (Mikhaylovna)
orig. Aleksandra Mikhaylovna Domontovich born March 31, 1872, St. Petersburg, Russia died March 9, 1952, Moscow, Russia, U.S.S.R. Russian administrator and diplomat. As the ...
Kollontay, Aleksandra Mikhaylovna
▪ Soviet revolutionary and diplomat née Domontovich born March 31 [March 19, Old Style], 1872, St. Petersburg, Russia died March 9, 1952, Moscow       Russian ...
Kollwitz
/kawl"vits/, n. Käthe /ke"teuh/, 1867-1945, German graphic artist and sculptor. * * *
Kollwitz, Käthe
Koll·witz (kōlʹwĭts', kôlʹvĭts'), Käthe or Kaethe 1867-1945. German artist whose sculptures and prints, including The Living to the Dead (1919), express her abhorrence ...
Kolmogorov, Andrey Nikolayevich
▪ Russian mathematician Introduction born April 25 [April 12, Old Style], 1903, Tambov, Russia died Oct. 20, 1987, Moscow  Russian mathematician whose work influenced many ...
Köln
/kueln/, n. German name of Cologne. * * *
KolNidre
Kol Nid·re (kōl nĭdʹrā, -rə, kôl nē-drāʹ) n. Judaism The opening prayer recited on the eve of Yom Kippur, declaring the annulment of all personal vows made to God in ...
kolo
/koh"loh/, n., pl. kolos. a Serbian folk dance performed by a group arranged in a circle, with the soloists in the center. [1910-15; < Serbo-Croatian kòlo lit., circle, WHEEL] * ...
koloa
/keuh loh"euh/, n. a Hawaiian duck, Anas wyvilliana, related to the mallard, having a dusky greenish head and dark chestnut breast. [ < Hawaiian: duck] * * *
Kolodny, Annette
▪ American literary critic born Aug. 21, 1941, New York, N.Y., U.S.       American literary critic, one of the first to use feminist criticism to interpret American ...
Kolokotrónis, Theódoros
▪ Greek revolutionary born April 1770, Messenia [Greece] died Feb. 15, 1843, Athens       prominent Greek patriot in the War of Greek Independence (Greek Independence, ...
Kolomenskoye
▪ sector, Moscow, Russia       locality and former royal estate, on the right bank of the Moskva River, since 1960 part of the southeastern sector of the city of Moscow, ...
Kolomna
/ku lawm"neuh/, n. a city in the W Russian Federation in Europe, SE of Moscow. 147,000. * * * ▪ Russia       city, Moscow oblast (region), western Russia. It lies ...
Kolomyya
▪ Ukraine also spelled  Kolomyia        city, western Ukraine, on the Prut River. Documents first mention the city in 1240. It initially grew as a salt-trading town ...
Kolowrat, Anton, graf von
▪ Austrian statesman in full  Franz Anton Kolowrat-Liebsteinsky, graf von (count of)  born Jan. 31, 1778, Prague, Austrian Empire [now in Czech Republic] died April 4, 1861, ...
Kolozsvár
/kaw"lawzh vahrdd'/, n. Hungarian name of Cluj-Napoca. * * *
kolp'um
▪ Korean social system       (Korean: “bone rank”), Korean hereditary status system used to rank members of the official class of the Unified Silla Dynasty ...
Kolpino
/kawl"pyi neuh/, n. a city in the NW Russian Federation in Europe: a suburb SE of St. Petersburg. 114,000. * * *
Kölreuter, Josef Gottlieb
born April 27, 1733, Sulz, Württemberg died Nov. 12, 1806, Karlsruhe, Baden German botanist. A pioneer in the study of plant hybrids, he was the first to develop a scientific ...
Koltanowski, George
▪ 2001       Belgian-born American chess master and author (b. Sept. 17, 1903, Antwerp, Belg.—d. Feb. 5, 2000, San Francisco, Calif.), was a prominent player on the ...
Koltsov, Aleksey Vasilyevich
▪ Russian poet born Oct. 15 [Oct. 3, Old Style], 1809, Voronezh, Russian Empire died Nov. 10 [Oct. 29], 1842, Voronezh       poet whose works describe the Russian ...
Kolwezi
/kohl wez"ee/, n. a city in S Zaire. 71,000. * * * ▪ Democratic Republic of the Congo       city, southeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo). It lies near ...
Kolyma
/keuh lee"meuh/; Russ. /keuh li mah"/, n. a river in the NE Russian Federation in Asia, flowing NE to the Arctic Ocean. 1000 mi. (1610 km) long. Also, Kolima. * * *
Kolyma Range
a mountain range in NE Siberia in the NE Russian Federation. * * *
Kolyma River
River, northeastern Siberia, eastern Russia. Rising in the Kolyma Mountains and emptying in the East Siberian Sea, it is 1,323 mi (2,129 km) long. It is navigable upstream to ...
Kolyma Upland
▪ mountains, Russia Russian  Kolymskoye Nagorye,         mountain tract in northeastern Siberia, Russia. It lies along the northeastern shores of the Sea of Okhotsk, ...
KolymaMountains
Kolyma Mountains A range of northeast Russia extending about 1,126 km (700 mi) north and south to the east of the Kolyma River and roughly parallel to the coast of Siberia. * * *
kom
Beside, near, by, with. Derivatives include enough, handiwork, and country. 1. enough, gemot, handiwork, witenagemot, yclept, yean, from Old English ge-, with, also participial, ...
Komaki
▪ Japan       city, Aichi ken (prefecture), Honshu, Japan, north of Nagoya. It was a post town during the Tokugawa period (1603–1867) and an agricultural trade centre ...
Komandor Islands
▪ islands, Russia Russian  Komandorskiye Ostrova,  English  Commander Islands,        group of four islands, Kamchatka oblast (province), extreme eastern Russia. ...
KomandorskiIslands
Ko·man·dor·ski Islands (kŏm'ən-dôrʹskē) also Ko·man·dor·ski·ye Islands (-skē-yĕ) An island group of northeast Russia in the Bering Sea east of the Kamchatka ...
Komar, Chris
▪ 1997       U.S. dancer who, as a member of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, created roles in over 45 of the choreographer's works and in 1992 became assistant ...
Komar, Vitaly, and Melamid, Alex
▪ 1999       The Russian-American artistic team of Vitaly Komar and Alex Melamid gained considerable attention in the art world in 1998 for Painting by Numbers, a book ...
Komárno
▪ Slovakia German  Komorn,  Hungarian  Komárom,         town, Západní Slovensko kraj (region), southwestern Slovakia. It lies at the confluence of the Vah and ...
Komárom-Esztergom
▪ county, Hungary       megye (county), northwestern Hungary. It is bordered by Slovakia to the north and by the counties of Pest to the east, Fejér to the south and ...
Komarov Botanical Institute
▪ botanical research centre, Saint Petersburg, Russia Russian  Botanichesky Institut Imena Komarova,         major botanical research centre in St. Petersburg, ...
Komarov, Vladimir (Mikhaylovich)
born March 16, 1927, Moscow, Russia, U.S.S.R. died April 24, 1967, Kazakstan Soviet cosmonaut. He joined the Soviet air force at age 15, became a pilot in 1949, and piloted ...
Komarov, Vladimir Mikhaylovich
▪ Soviet cosmonaut born March 16, 1927, Moscow, Russia, U.S.S.R. died April 24, 1967, Kazakhstan       Soviet cosmonaut, the first man known to have died during a space ...
Komati
Ko·ma·ti (kə-mäʹtē) A river flowing about 805 km (500 mi) through northeast South Africa, northern Swaziland, and southern Mozambique to an inlet of the Indian Ocean. * * ...
Komati River
▪ river, Africa Portuguese  Rio Incomati        river rising near Breyten in Mpumalanga province, South Africa. Running generally eastward, it descends from a ...
komatik
/koh mat"ik/, Chiefly Canadian. an Eskimo sled made by binding crossbars to wooden runners with rawhide. [1815-25; < Inuit qamutik] * * *
Komatsu
▪ Japan       city, Ishikawa ken (prefecture), Honshu, Japan. It lies along the Kakehashi River, southwest of Kanazawa. Founded as a castle town in 1639, it was a post ...
Komatsushima
▪ Japan       city, Tokushima ken (prefecture), eastern Shikoku, Japan. Originally a small fishing village and a temple town of Ninna Temple in Kyōto, Komatsushima ...
kombu
kom·bu (kŏmʹbo͞o) n. Dried seaweed eaten as food, often used to flavor stock.   [Japanese, species of brown seaweed.] * * *
Kōmeitō, New
▪ political party, Japan English  New Clean Government Party , formerly  Kōmeitō        Japanese political party that was founded in 1964 as the political wing of ...
Komenský
Czech. /kaw"men skee/, n. Jan Amos Czech. /yahn ah"maws/. See Comenius, John Amos. * * *
Komer, Robert William
▪ 2001       American government official and diplomat (b. Feb. 23, 1922, Chicago, Ill.—d. April 9, 2000, Arlington, Va.), served during the Vietnam War as Pres. ...
Komi
/koh"mee/, n., pl. Komis, (esp. collectively) Komi for 1. 1. a member of a Uralic people of northeastern European Russia. 2. the Permic language of the Komi. Also, Zyryan, ...
Komi Autonomous Republic
/koh"mee/ an autonomous republic in the NW Russian Federation in Europe. 1,118,000; 145,221 sq. mi. (376,122 sq. km). Cap.: Syktyvkar. * * *
Komi-Permyak
▪ okrug, Russia       former autonomous okrug (district), western Russia. In 2005 Komi-Permyak merged with Perm oblast (region) to form Perm kray (territory). The ...
Komintern
/kom"in terrn', kom'in terrn"/, n. Comintern. * * *
Komisarjevsky, Theodore
▪ Russian theatrical producer Russian  Fyodor Fyodorovich Komissarzhevsky   born May 23, 1882, Venice, Italy died April 17, 1954, Darien, Conn., U.S.       Russian ...
Komissarzhevskaya, Vera Fyodorovna, Countess Muravyova
▪ Russian actress born Oct. 27 [Nov. 8, New Style], 1864, St. Petersburg, Russia died Feb. 10 [Feb. 23], 1910, Tashkent, Russian Empire [now in ...
Komitas
▪ Armenian composer also spelled  Gomidas , pseudonym of  Soghomon Soghomonian , or  Solomon Solomonian  born Oct. 8, 1869, Kütahya, Ottoman Empire [now in Turkey] died ...
Kommamur Canal
▪ canal, India also called  Buckingham Canal,         canal in eastern Andhra Pradesh state and northeastern Tamil Nādu state, southeastern India. It was constructed ...
Kommunarsk
/keuh mooh nahrddsk"/, n. a city in E Ukraine. 123,800. * * *
Komodo
▪ island, Indonesia       island of the Lesser Sunda Islands, Nusa Tenggara Timur provinsi (province), Indonesia. The island, which has an area of approximately 200 ...
Komodo dragon
/keuh moh"doh/ a monitor lizard, Varanus komodoensis, of certain Indonesian islands E of Java, that grows to a length of 10 ft. (3 m): the largest lizard in the world; now rare. ...
Komododragon
Ko·mo·do dragon (kə-mōʹdō) n. A large monitor lizard (Varanus komodoensis) native to Indonesia. It is the largest living lizard, sometimes growing to a length of 3 meters ...
Komoé National Park
▪ park, Côte d’Ivoire French  Parc National de la Komoé , Komoé also spelled  Comoé        national park, northeastern Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast). ...
Komoé River
▪ river, Africa Komoé also spelled  Comoé,         river in West Africa, rising 25 miles (40 km) southwest of Bobo Dioulasso, Burkina Faso (formerly Upper Volta), ...
Komondor
/kom"euhn dawr'/, n., pl. Komondors, Komondorok /-dawr'euhk/. one of a Hungarian breed of large dogs having a long, matted, white coat, used for herding sheep and as a ...
Komos
/koh"meuhs/, n. Comus. * * *
Komparu Zempō
▪ Japanese nō dramatist also called  Hachiro Motoyasu   born 1454, Japan died c. 1520, , Japan       nō dramatist and actor, grandson of nō actor and dramatist ...
Komparu Zenchiku
▪ Japanese nō dramatist original name  Shichirō Ujinobu   born 1405, Japan died c. 1470, , Nara, Japan       nō actor and playwright who also wrote critical works ...
Komsomol
/kom'seuh mawl", kom"seuh mawl'/, n. (formerly) 1. a communist organization in the Soviet Union for youths 16 years of age and older. 2. a member of this organization. Cf. ...
Komsomolsk
/kom'seuh mawlsk"/; Russ. /keuhm su mawlsk"/, n. a city in the E Russian Federation in Asia, on the Amur River. 29,000. Also called Komsomolsk-on-Amur /kom'seuh mawlsk"on ah ...
Komsomolsk-na-Amure
▪ Russia English  Komsomolsk-on-Amur        city in Khabarovsk kray (territory), far eastern Russia, on the Amur River. Founded in 1932 on the site of the small ...
Komsomolsk-on-Amur
Komsomolsk-on-Amur [käm΄sə môlsk′ än΄ ä moor′] city in SE Russia, on the Amur River: pop. 309,000 * * *
Komsomolskaya Pravda
▪ Soviet newspaper       (Russian: (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) “Young Communist League Truth”), morning daily newspaper published in Moscow that was the ...
kŏmungo
▪ musical instrument also spelled  geomungo , also called  kum    Korean long board zither that originated in the 7th century. The kŏmungo is about 150 cm (5 feet) long ...
Komura
/kaw"moo rddah"/, n. Marquis Jutaro /jooh"tah rddaw'/, 1855-1911, Japanese statesman and diplomat. * * *
Komura Jutarō
▪ Japanese diplomat in full  Komura Jutarō, Kōshaku (marquess)  born November 5, 1855, Hyūga, Japan died November 26, 1911, Hayama  Japanese diplomat of the Meiji period ...
Komuz languages
Komuz also called  Koman  or  Coman        a branch of the Nilo-Saharan language family (Nilo-Saharan languages) formed by a group of related languages spoken in the ...
Kon Tum
▪ Vietnam also spelled  Kontum , Vietnamese  Cong Tum        town in the central highlands, south-central Vietnam. In 1851 French Roman Catholic missionaries ...
Kon-Tiki
▪ raft       raft in which the Norwegian scientist Thor Heyerdahl (Heyerdahl, Thor) and five companions sailed in 1947 from the western coast of South America to the ...
kona
/koh"neuh/, n. a southwesterly winter wind in Hawaii, often strong and bringing rain. [1860-65; < Hawaiian] * * *
kona cyclone
a slow-moving cyclone occuring during the winter over the subtropical Pacific Ocean. [1955-60] * * *
konak
/koh nahk"/, n. (in Turkey) a large, usually official residence. [ < Turk: lit., stopping-place (for the night, on a journey), deriv. of kon- camp, make a night's halt] * * *
Konakri
Fr. /kaw nann krddee"/, n. Conakry. * * *
Kōnan
▪ Japan       city, Aichi ken (prefecture), central Honshu, Japan. It lies along the Kiso River, in the northern part of the Owari plain. Kōnan has been a centre of ...
Konarak
/keuh nahr"euhk/, n. a village in E Orissa, in E India: site of the famous Black Pagoda. Also, Kanarak. * * * ▪ India also spelled  Kanārak        historic village, ...
Konarski, Stanisław
▪ Polish priest born Sept. 30, 1700, Zarczyce, near Kielce, Pol. died Aug. 3, 1773, Warsaw  Roman Catholic priest and political writer, who influenced the reform of education ...
Kondílis, Geórgios
▪ Greek general born 1879, Proussós, Greece died Jan. 31, 1936, Athens       Greek general, one of a number of army officers who repeatedly intervened in, and ...
konditorei
/keuhn dit"euh ruy'/; Ger. /kawn dee'taw rdduy"/, n. (often cap.) a German pastry and coffee shop. [1930-35; < G, equiv. to Konditor confectioner ( < L conditor one who seasons; ...
Kondratev, Nikolay (Dmitriyevich)
also spelled Kondratieff born March 4, 1892 died 1938? Russian economist and statistician. In the 1920s he helped develop the first Soviet Five-Year Plan, for which he ...
Kondratieff wave
/keuhn drah"tee ef', -tyeuhf/, Econ. a long business cycle of economic expansion and contraction, postulated to last about 60 years. [named after Nikolai Dmitrievich Kondrat'ev ...
Kondratyev, Nikolay D.
▪ Russian economist in full  Nikolay Dmitriyevich Kondratyev  born March 4, 1892 died 1938?       Russian economist and statistician noted among Western economists ...
Koner
/koh"neuhr/, n. Pauline, born 1912?, U.S. dancer and choreographer. * * *
Koner, Pauline
▪ 2002       American dancer and choreographer (b. 1912, New York, N.Y.—d. Feb. 8, 2001, New York), created works for stage shows at New York City's Roxy Theater, for ...
Konev
/kawn"yef/; Russ. /kaw"nyif/, n. Ivan Stepanovich /ee vahn" styi pah"neuh vyich/, 1897-1973, Russian general and politician. * * *
Konev, Ivan (Stepanovich)
born Dec. 28, 1897, Lodeino, near Veliky Ustyug, Russia died May 21, 1973, Moscow, Russia, U.S.S.R. Soviet general in World War II. When the Germans invaded the Soviet Union in ...
Konev, Ivan Stepanovich
▪ Soviet general born Dec. 28 [Dec. 16, Old Style], 1897, Lodeino, near Veliky Ustyug, Russia died May 21, 1973, Moscow, Russia, U.S.S.R.  one of the outstanding Soviet ...
Kong Fuzi
/kawng" fooh"zee"/, Pinyin. See K'ung Fu-tzu. Also called Kongzi /kawng"zee"/. * * *
Kong Qiu
Chin. /kawng" chyooh"/, Pinyin. personal name of Confucius. * * *
Kong River
River, Laos and Cambodia. Rising in central Vietnam southwest of Hue, it flows southwest for 300 mi (480 km), passing through southern Laos. It enters Cambodia east of the ...
konghou
▪ musical instrument Wade-Giles romanization  k'ung-hou   Chinese multistringed, plucked instrument of the harp family. The sound box of a konghou resembles that of a ...
Kongo
/kong"goh/, n., pl. Kongos, (esp. collectively) Kongo for 1. 1. a member of an indigenous people living in west-central Africa along the lower course of the Congo River. 2. Also ...
Kongo language
Kongo also called  Kikongo  and also spelled  Congo        a Bantu language (Bantu languages) of the Benue-Congo branch (Benue-Congo languages) of the Niger-Congo ...
Kongs Fjord
▪ inlet, Spitsbergen island, Arctic Ocean Norwegian  Kongsfjorden,         inlet, Spitsbergen island (Norway), Arctic Ocean. Kongs Fjord is an arm of the Arctic Ocean ...
Konia
/kawn"yah, kawn yah"/, n. Konya. * * *
Koniecpolski, Stanisław
▪ Polish military leader born c. 1591 died March 12, 1646, Brody, Pol.  military and political leader of Poland who won major victories against the Turks, the Tatars, and ...
König Rother
▪ German romance English  King Rother        medieval German romance (c. 1160) that is the earliest record of the type of popular entertainment literature circulated ...
Konig, Franz Cardinal
▪ 2005       Austrian Roman Catholic archbishop (b. Aug. 3, 1905, Rabenstein an der Pielach, Austria-Hungary [now in Austria]—d. March 13, 2004, Vienna, Austria), as ...
Königgrätz
Ger. /kue"nikh grddets'/, n. German name of Hradec Králové. * * *
Königgrätz, Battle of
or Battle of Sadowa (July 3, 1866) Decisive battle in the Seven Weeks' War between Prussia and Austria, fought at Sadowa, near Königgrätz, Bohemia (now Hradec Králové, Czech ...
Königsberg
/kue"nikhs berddk'/; Eng. /kay"nigz berrg'/, n. German name of Kaliningrad. * * *
Königsberg bridge problem
a mathematical problem in graph theory, solved by Leonhard Euler, to show that it is impossible to cross all seven bridges of the Prussian city of Königsberg in a continuous ...
Königsberg, Albertus University of
▪ historical university, Prussia German  Albertus-universität Zu Königsberg,         institution of higher learning founded in Königsberg, Prussia (now ...
Königshütte
/kue"nikhs hyuu'teuh/, n. German name of Chorzów. * * *
Königsmark, Maria Aurora, Countess von
▪ mistress of Augustus II born May 8, 1662, Stade, Bremen [Germany] died Feb. 16, 1728, Quedlinburg, Brandenburg  German noblewoman and mistress of Augustus II the Strong, ...
Königsmark, Philipp Christoph, Count von
▪ German noble born March 14, 1665, Stade, Bremen [Germany] died July 1, 1694, Hannover, Hanover  alleged German lover of Sophia Dorothea, who was consort to the Hanoverian ...
Königssee
▪ lake, Germany also called  Bartholomäussee , English  St. Bartholomew's Lake        lake, in Bavaria Land (state), southern Germany. It lies just south of the ...
Königswinter
▪ Germany       city, North Rhine–Westphalia Land (state), western Germany. It lies in the Seven Hills (Siebengebirge), on the right (east) bank of the Rhine River, ...
konimeter
/koh nim"i teuhr/, n. an instrument for measuring the amount of dust in the air. [1915-20; < Gk kóni(s) dust + -METER] * * *
Konin
▪ Poland       city, Wielkopolskie województwo (province), west-central Poland, situated on the banks of the Warta River, 61 miles (98 km) east of Poznań city and 60 ...
Koninck, Philips
▪ Dutch painter Koninck also spelled  Koning, Coningh, or Conningh   born Nov. 5, 1619, Amsterdam died Oct. 4, 1688, Amsterdam  Dutch painter of the Baroque period, ...
Konishi Yukinaga
▪ Japanese general died Nov. 6, 1600, Kyōto       Christian general who spearheaded the Japanese invasion of Korea in 1592.       The son of a prosperous Sakai ...
Konitz, Lee
▪ American musician born Oct. 13, 1927, Chicago, Ill., U.S.    American jazz musician, a leading figure in cool jazz and one of the most distinctive alto ...
konk
konk [käŋk, kôŋk] n., vt. CONK1 * * *
konk-
To hang. Oldest form *k̑onk-, becoming *konk- in centum languages. 1. a. hang, from Old English hōn, to hang; b. hanker, from Dutch (dialectal) hankeren, to long for; c. hinge, ...
Konkan
▪ coastal plain, India also called  Aparanta        coastal plain of western India, lying between the Arabian Sea (west) and the Western Ghats (east). The plain ...
Konkani
/kong"keuh nee', kawng"-/, n. a dialect of Marathi spoken in coastal Maharashtra in western India. * * *
Konkō-kyō
▪ Japanese sect       Japanese religious movement founded in the 19th century, a prototype of the “new religions” that proliferated in post-World War II Japan. The ...
Konkouré River
River, west-central Guinea, West Africa. Flowing west for 188 mi (303 km) to empty into the Atlantic Ocean, it is a source of hydroelectric power. Once a major hindrance to ...
Kono, Tommy
▪ Japanese-American athlete byname of  Tamio Kono   born June 27, 1930, Sacramento, California, U.S.       American weightlifter who won Olympic and world ...
Konoe Fumimaro
born Oct. 12, 1891, Tokyo, Japan died Dec. 16, 1945, Tokyo Political leader and prime minister of Japan (1937–39, 1940–41), who tried unsuccessfully to restrict the power of ...
Konopnicka, Maria
▪ Polish author original name  Marja Wasiłowska,  pseudonym  Jan Sawa  born May 23, 1842, Suwałki, Poland died October 8, 1910, Lemberg, Austria-Hungary [now Lviv, ...
Konotop
▪ Ukraine also spelled  Konotip        city, northern Ukraine. It was founded in the 1630s as a Polish defense outpost near the border with Russia. Ukrainian ...
Konovalov, Aleksandr Ivanovich
▪ Russian politician born 1875, Russia died 1948, New York City       liberal Russian factory owner and political figure; he played a supporting role in the provisional ...
Konoye
/kaw"naw ye"/, n. Prince Fumimaro /fooh"mee mah"rddaw/, 1891-1945, Japanese statesman: premier 1937-39, 1940-41. * * *
Konoye,Prince Fumimaro
Ko·no·ye (kə-nōʹā, kô'nô-yĕʹ), Prince Fumimaro. 1891-1946. Japanese political leader who as premier (1937-1939 and 1940-1941) outlined Japan's expansionist policies, ...
Konrad
/kon"rad/, n. a male given name. * * * (as used in expressions) Ackermann Konrad Ernst Adenauer Konrad Beilstein Friedrich Konrad Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski Henlein ...
Konrad Von Marburg
▪ German inquisitor English Conrad Of Marburg born c. 1180, probably near Marburg, Thuringia died July 30, 1233, near Marburg       first papal inquisitor in Germany, ...


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