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Terra, Gabriel

(Encyclopedia)Terra, Gabriel gäbrēĕlˈ tĕˈrä [key], 1873–1942, president of Uruguay (1931–38). In his early career a member of the Colorado party under the leadership of Batlle y Ordóñez, Terra served i...

terra-cotta

(Encyclopedia)terra-cotta tĕrˈə kŏtˈə [Ital.,=baked earth], form of hard-baked pottery, widely used in the decorative arts, especially as an architectural material, either in its natural red-brown color, or p...

Gabriel

(Encyclopedia)Gabriel gāˈbrēəl [key], archangel, the divine herald. In the Bible he appears to Daniel (twice), to Zacharias, and to the Virgin Mary in the Annunciation (Dan. 8.16; 9.21; Luke 1.19,26,27). Christ...

Bethlen, Gabriel

(Encyclopedia)Bethlen, Gabriel bĕthˈlən [key], 1580–1629, prince of Transylvania (1613–29). He was chief adviser of Stephen Bocskay and was elected prince after the assassination of Gabriel Báthory. A Prote...

Johnston, Gabriel

(Encyclopedia)Johnston, Gabriel, 1699–1752, colonial governor of North Carolina (1734–52). An efficient and popular Scot, he nevertheless had constant difficulties with the assembly over quitrents and other fin...

Miró, Gabriel

(Encyclopedia)Miró, Gabriel: see Miró Ferrer, Gabriel. ...

Metsu, Gabriel

(Encyclopedia)Metsu or Metzu, Gabriel both: gäˈbrēĕl mĕtˈsü [key], 1630?–1667, Dutch genre painter, b. Leiden. In 1657 he moved to Amsterdam, where he remained for the rest of his life. In his youth he pai...

Max, Gabriel

(Encyclopedia)Max, Gabriel gäˈbrēĕl mäks [key], 1840–1915, German painter and illustrator, b. Prague; son and pupil of the sculptor Josef Max (1803–54). A student of psychology and anthropology, Gabriel Ma...

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