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Giacometti, Alberto

(Encyclopedia)Giacometti, Alberto älbĕrˈtō jäkōmĕtˈtē [key], 1901–66, Swiss sculptor and painter; son of the impressionist painter Giovannia Giacometti; b. Stampa. He settled in Paris in 1922, studying w...

Moravia, Alberto

(Encyclopedia)Moravia, Alberto älbĕrˈtō mōräˈvyä [key], 1907–90, Italian novelist, b. Alberto Pincherle; husband of Elsa Morante. Moravia is considered one of the foremost 20th-century Italian novelists. ...

Fujimori, Alberto

(Encyclopedia)Fujimori, Alberto älbĕrˈtō fo͞oˌjĭmôrˈē [key], 1938–, president of Peru (1990–2000), b. Lima, Peru. The son of Japanese immigrants, he was educated in Peru and attended Univ. of Wisconsi...

Ginastera, Alberto

(Encyclopedia)Ginastera, Alberto älbārˈtō hēnästāˈrä [key], 1916–83, Argentinean composer, b. Buenos Aires. Ginastera is considered among the most prominent Latin American composers of the 20th cent. His...

Calderón, Alberto

(Encyclopedia)Calderón, Alberto käldārōnˈ [key], 1920–98, Argentine mathematician, b. Mendoza, Argentina, grad. Univ. of Buenos Aires (B.S. 1947), Univ. of Chicago (Ph.D. 1950). He is known for his contribut...

Tomba, Alberto

(Encyclopedia)Tomba, Alberto älbĕrˈtō tômˈbä [key], 1966–, Italian skier. The winner of five Olympic medals, including golds for giant slalom (1988, 1992) and slalom (1988), and silvers for slalom (1992, 1...

Blest Gana, Alberto

(Encyclopedia)Blest Gana, Alberto älbārˈtō blĕst gäˈnä [key], 1830–1920, Chilean novelist. He is considered the principal 19th-century Spanish-American realist. Although as a diplomat he spent much of his...

Gonzales, Alberto R.

(Encyclopedia)Gonzales, Alberto R. gŏnzălˈĭs [key], 1955–, American government official, b. San Antonio, Tex. After serving in the Air Force (1973–75), he attended the Air Force Academy and graduated from R...

Lleras Camargo, Alberto

(Encyclopedia)Lleras Camargo, Alberto älbārˈtō lyāˈräs kämärˈgō [key], 1906–90, president of Colombia (1945–46, 1958–62). A journalist, he entered politics as a Liberal, occupying many important go...

Fernández, Alberto Ángel

(Encyclopedia)Fernández, Alberto Ángel, 1959–, Argentinian political leader. A lawyer by training, he taught criminal law at the Univ. of Buenos Aires and had a number of political affiliations before joining t...

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