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Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich(Encyclopedia)Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich chk´ôf, Rus. ntôn´ päv´lvch ch´khv [key], 1860–1904, Russian short-story writer, dramatist, and physician, b. Taganrog. The son of a grocer and grandson o...
Diaghilev, Sergei Pavlovich(Encyclopedia)Diaghilev, Sergei Pavlovich syrg´ päv´lvch dyä´glyf [key], 1872–1929, Russian ballet impresario and art critic, grad. St. Petersburg Conservatory of Music, 1892. In 1898 he founded ...
Beria, Lavrenti Pavlovich(Encyclopedia)Beria, Lavrenti Pavlovich lvrn´ty päv´lvch bâ´r [key], 1899–1953, Soviet Communist leader, b. Georgia. He rose to prominence in the Cheka (secret police) in Georgia and the Transc...
Korolev, Sergei Pavlovich(Encyclopedia)Korolev, Sergei Pavlovich, 1907–66, Soviet rocket designer. His role as chief designer of the Soviet space program was revealed only after his death. After he successfully launched two intercontinen...
Bruckner, Anton(Encyclopedia)Bruckner, Anton än´tn brook´nr [key], 1824–96, Austrian composer. He was appointed organist at the Linz cathedral in 1856 before becoming court organist in Vienna in 1868, where he later ta...
Koberger, Anton(Encyclopedia)Koberger, Anton än´tn k´brgûr [key], c.1445–1513, German printer. He established in 1470 the first printery in Nuremberg. In 1483 he produced a German Bible and in 1484 the first book pr...
Taganrog(Encyclopedia)Taganrog tgnrôk´ [key], city (1989 pop. 292,000), S European Russia, on the Gulf of Taganrog, an arm of the Sea of Azov. It is a port, exporting mainly grains and coal. Metallurgy, combine and a...
Ignatiev, Nikolai Pavlovich, Count(Encyclopedia)Ignatiev, Nikolai Pavlovich, Count nykl´ päv´lvch gnä´tyf [key], 1832–1908, Russian diplomat. He was sent to China as an envoy in 1859. There he played the Chinese against the Bri...
Ballets Russes(Encyclopedia)Ballets Russes: see Diaghilev, Sergei Pavlovich.
Benda, Georg Anton(Encyclopedia)Benda, Georg Anton g´ôrkh än´tôn bn´dä [key], 1722–95, Bohemian composer. Benda, whose Bohemian name was Jií Antonín Benda, came from a musical family that moved to Prussia in 1742. H...
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