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Sarney de Araújo Costa, José

(Encyclopedia)Sarney de Araújo Costa, José, 1930–, Brazilian politician, president of Brazil (1985–90), b. José Ribamar Ferreira de Araújo Costa. He served as a federal deputy (1958–64), governor of Maran...

Costa, Lorenzo

(Encyclopedia)Costa, Lorenzo lōrĕnˈtsō kōˈstä [key], 1460–1535, Italian painter of the Ferrarese and Bolognese schools. Trained in the manner of such painters as Tura and Cossa, he modified the strident Fe...

Costa, Lúcio

(Encyclopedia)Costa, Lúcio lo͞oˈsyo͝o kôˈstə [key], 1902–98, As the principal designer of the city of Brasília (1957), Costa is known for his use of reinforced concrete in designs that combine traditional...

Costa Brava

(Encyclopedia)Costa Brava kōˈstä bräˈvä [key], a strip of coastline, Girona prov., NE Spain, in Catalonia, near the French border on the Mediterranean. One of the most agriculturally rich areas of Spain, it h...

Costa Mesa

(Encyclopedia)Costa Mesa kŏsˈtə māˈsə [key], city (2020 pop. 111,918), Orange co., S Calif., on the Pacific ...

Costa Rica

(Encyclopedia)CE5 Costa Rica kŏsˈtə rēˈkə , officially Republic of Costa Rica, republic (2020 est. pop. ...

Costa, Isaäc da

(Encyclopedia)Costa, Isaäc da ēˈsä-äk dä kôˈstä [key], 1798–1860, Dutch poet and historian, b. Amsterdam, of an aristocratic Sephardic Jewish family. Deeply influenced by Bilderdijk, he entered (1822) th...

Costa del Sol

(Encyclopedia)Costa del Sol kōˈstä ᵺĕl sōlˈ [key], a strip of coastline, S. Spain, in Andalusia, extending from Motril to Estepona The area has become famous as a Mediterranean coastal resort, and its touri...

Costa i Llobera, Miguel

(Encyclopedia)Costa i Llobera, Miguel mēgĕlˈ kōˈstä ē lyōbāˈrä [key], 1854–1922, Catalonian poet and orator. In 1888 he was ordained a priest in Rome, where he developed a love of Latin literature. Cos...

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