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Galtieri, Leopoldo Fortunato

(Encyclopedia)Galtieri, Leopoldo Fortunato lāˌəpōlˈdō fôrˌto͞onäˈtō gältyĕˈrē [key], 1926–2003, Argentine general, president of Argentina (1981–82). Army commander and a member of the ruling mil...

Alas, Leopoldo

(Encyclopedia)Alas, Leopoldo lāōpōlˈdō äˈläs [key], 1852–1901, Spanish novelist, short-story writer, and literary critic who wrote under the pseudonym Clarín, b. Zamora. Although he began his literary ca...

Lugones, Leopoldo

(Encyclopedia)Lugones, Leopoldo lāōpōlˈdō lo͞ogōˈnās [key], 1874–1938, Argentine poet and man of letters. First an anarchist, then a socialist, finally a fascist, Lugones was a friend of Rubén Darío an...

Calvo Sotelo, Leopoldo

(Encyclopedia)Calvo Sotelo, Leopoldo lāˌəpōlˈdō kälˈvō sōtĕlˈō [key], 1926–2008, Spanish engineer and political leader. A conservative, he held (1975–77) ministerial posts before becoming (1980) de...

O'Donnell, Leopoldo

(Encyclopedia)O'Donnell, Leopoldo lāōpōlˈdō ōᵺōˈnĕl [key], 1809–67, Spanish general and statesman; member of a branch of the Irish O'Donnells of Tyrconnel. He fought successfully for Isabella II agains...

Todi

(Encyclopedia)Todi tôˈdē [key], town (1991 pop. 16,722), Umbria, central Italy, on a hill in the Apennines and on the Tiber River. It is an agricultural and tourist center. The picturesque town has important Etr...

Clarín

(Encyclopedia)Clarín: see Alas, Leopoldo.

Guaidó, Juan

(Encyclopedia)Guaidó, Juan (Juan Gerardo Guaidó Márquez), 1983–, Venezuelan political leader. An industrial engineer by training, he helped establish the Popular Will party in 2009 and was a protégé of party...

Pi y Margall, Francisco

(Encyclopedia)Pi y Margall, Francisco fränthēsˈkō pē ē märgälˈ [key], 1824–1901, Spanish statesman and writer. A liberal journalist, he fled to France after the unsuccessful uprising of 1866 against Gen....

Masolino da Panicale

(Encyclopedia)Masolino da Panicale mäzōlēˈnō dä pänēkäˈlā [key], 1383–c.1447, Florentine painter of the early Renaissance, whose real name was Tommaso di Cristoforo Fini. His versatile painting incorpo...

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