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Augustus

(Encyclopedia)Augustus ôgŭsˈtəs, əgŭsˈ–, 63 b.c.–a.d. 14, first Roman emperor, a grandson of the sister of Julius Caesar. Named at first Caius Octavius, he became on adoption by the Julian gens (44 b.c.)...

Ernest Augustus

(Encyclopedia)Ernest Augustus, 1771–1851, king of Hanover (1837–51) and duke of Cumberland, fifth son of George III of England. At the accession of his niece Queen Victoria, the crowns of England and Hanover we...

Charles Augustus

(Encyclopedia)Charles Augustus, 1757–1828, duke and, after 1815, grand duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach; friend and patron of Goethe, Schiller, and Herder. Though his duchy was small, he was important in German polit...

Augustus II

(Encyclopedia)Augustus II, 1670–1733, king of Poland (1697–1733) and, as Frederick Augustus I, elector of Saxony (1694–1733). He commanded the imperial army against the Turks (1695–96), but had no success a...

Augustus III

(Encyclopedia)Augustus III, 1696–1763, king of Poland (1735–63) and, as Frederick Augustus II, elector of Saxony (1733–63); son of Augustus II, whom he succeeded in Saxony. Elected king of Poland by a minorit...

Lukeman, Augustus

(Encyclopedia)Lukeman, Augustus (Henry Augustus Lukeman), 1871–1935, American sculptor, b. Richmond, Va., studied at the National Academy of Design, New York City, and the École des Beaux-Arts, Paris. Among his ...

Philip Augustus

(Encyclopedia)Philip Augustus: see Philip II, king of France. ...

Duyckinck, Evert Augustus

(Encyclopedia)Duyckinck, Evert Augustus dīˈkĭngk [key], 1816–78, American editor and biographer, b. New York City, grad. Columbia, 1835. From 1840 to 1842 he edited Arturus, a Journal of Books and Opinion, and...

Elliott, George Augustus

(Encyclopedia)Elliott, George Augustus: see Eliott, George Augustus, 1st Baron Heathfield of Gibraltar. ...

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