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Galiani, Ferdinando(Encyclopedia)Galiani, Ferdinando frdnän´d gälyä´n [key], 1728–87, Italian economist, educated for the church. As a very young man he wrote Della moneta [on money] (1750), which attacked the mercanti...
Fuga, Ferdinando(Encyclopedia)Fuga, Ferdinando frdnän´d foo´gä [key], 1699–1781, Italian architect. Fuga is best known for his rebuilding of Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome. He served as papal architect during the ponti...
Gorges, Sir Ferdinando(Encyclopedia)Gorges, Sir Ferdinando gôr´jz [key], c.1566–1647, English colonizer, proprietor of Maine. He was knighted (1591) for his services to Henry IV of France in the French Wars of Religion and was sub...
Avalos, Ferdinando Francesco d'(Encyclopedia)Avalos, Ferdinando Francesco d': see Pescara, Ferdinando Francesco d'Avalos, marchese di.
Bibiena, Galli da(Encyclopedia)Bibiena or Bibbiena, Galli da gäl´l dä bby´nä [key], family of Italian artists of the 17th and 18th cent. Giovanni Maria Galli da Bibiena, 1625–65, studied with Francesco Albani and paint...
Pescara, Ferdinando Francesco d'Avalos, marchese di(Encyclopedia)Pescara, Ferdinando Francesco d'Avalos, marchese di frdnän´d fränchs´k dävä´ls märk´z pskä´rä [key], 1490?–1525, Spanish-Neapolitan general in the Italian Wars. H...
Popham, George(Encyclopedia)Popham, George pp´m [key], c.1550–1608, early colonist in Maine, b. England. He was named in the patent granted to the Plymouth Company in 1606. In consequence of the colonization project of hi...
Fairfax of Cameron, Thomas Fairfax, 3d Baron(Encyclopedia)Fairfax of Cameron, Thomas Fairfax, 3d Baron, 1612–71, English general. He was the son of Ferdinando Fairfax, 2d Baron Fairfax of Cameron (1584–1648), whose title he inherited and under whom he fo...
Gardiner, Sir Christopher(Encyclopedia)Gardiner, Sir Christopher, fl. 1630–32, figure in the early history of the Massachusetts Bay colony. When the Puritans arrived in Massachusetts Bay in 1630, they found that Gardiner had preceded the...
Stoughton, William(Encyclopedia)Stoughton, William st´tn [key], 1631–1701, American colonial statesman. He was probably born in England but studied at Harvard (grad. 1650) before attending New College, Oxford (M.A., 1653). At...
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