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Ortega y Gasset, José(Encyclopedia)Ortega y Gasset, José hs´ ôrt´gä gäst´ [key], 1883–1955, Spanish essayist and philosopher. He studied in Germany and was influenced by neo-Kantian thought. He called his philosophy...
Generation of '98(Encyclopedia)Generation of '98, Spanish literary and cultural movement in the first two decades of the 20th cent. It was so named by Azorín (see Martínez Ruiz, José) in 1913 to designate a group of young writer...
Nobel Prizes(Encyclopedia)Nobel PrizesYearPeaceChemistryPhysicsPhysiology or MedicineLiterature1901J. H. DunantFrédéric PassyJ. H. van't HoffW. C. RoentgenE. A. von BehringR. F. A. Sully-Prudhomme1902Élie DucommunC. A. Goba...
Ortega Saavedra, Daniel(Encyclopedia)Ortega Saavedra, Daniel ôrt´gä säv´rä [key], 1945–, president of Nicaragua (1979–90, 2007–). As a university student, he joined (1963) the clandestine Sandinista National Liberation...
Sandinistas(Encyclopedia)Sandinistas, members of a left-wing Nicaraguan political party, the Sandinist National Liberation Front (FSLN). The group, named for Augusto Cesar Sandino, a former insurgent leader, was formed in 196...
Nicaragua(Encyclopedia)Nicaragua nkärä´gwä [key], officially Republic of Nicaragua, republic (2015 est. pop. 6,082,000), 49,579 sq mi (128,410 sq km), Central America. Nicaragua is bordered on the north and northwest ...
Manolete(Encyclopedia)Manolete mänl´t [key], 1917–47, Spanish matador, b. Córdoba. Christened Manuel Rodríguez y Sánchez, he was the son and grandson of matadors, who both also had the nickname Manolete. In 19...
Walton, Sam(Encyclopedia)Walton, Sam (Samuel Moore Walton), 1918–92, American retailing executive, b. Kingfisher, Okla. After 17 years of operating franchise retail stores, he opened the first Wal-Mart Discount City in Roge...
García Márquez, Gabriel(Encyclopedia)García Márquez, Gabriel gäbrl´ gärs´ä mär´ks [key], 1927–2014, Colombian novelist, short-story writer, and journalist, b. Aracataca. Widely considered one of the great Latin America...
Spanish literature(Encyclopedia)Spanish literature, the literature of Spain. Iberian Literature before Spanish Literature flourished on the Iberian Peninsula long before the evolution of the modern Spanish language. The Latin writer...
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