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Amis, Martin(Encyclopedia)Amis, Martin´ms, 1949–, English novelist; son of Kingsley Amis. The younger Amis, who turned from literary journalism to fiction, invites comparison with his father through his choice of career...
Amis, Sir Kingsley(Encyclopedia)Amis, Sir Kingsley ´ms [key], 1922–95, English novelist. He attended St. John's College, Oxford (B.A., 1949) and for some 20 years taught at Oxford, Swansea, and Cambridge and in the United Sta...
Martin V(Encyclopedia)Martin V, 1368–1431, pope (1417–31), a Roman named Oddone Colonna; successor of Gregory XII. He was created cardinal by Innocent VII, and in the schism (see Schism, Great) he attended and supporte...
Martin(Encyclopedia)Martin, 1356–1410, king of Aragón and count of Barcelona (c.1395–1410) and, as Martin II, king of Sicily (1409–10). He succeeded his brother, John I, in Aragón and became king of Sicily on the...
martin(Encyclopedia)martin: see swallow.
Howard, Elizabeth Jane(Encyclopedia)Howard, Elizabeth Jane: see under Amis, Kingsley.
Behaim, Martin(Encyclopedia)Behaim, Behem, or Boeheim, Martin all: b´hm [key], b. 1436? or 1459?, d. 1506?, German traveler and cosmographer. He studied (possibly under Regiomontanus) astronomy, navigation, and mathematics....
Behem, Martin(Encyclopedia)Behem, Martin: see Behaim, Martin.
Opitz, Martin(Encyclopedia)Opitz, Martin mär´tn ´pts [key], 1597–1639, leader of the Silesian school of German poetry. His influence as poet, critic, and metrical reformer was widely recognized during his time; he wa...
Saint Martin(Encyclopedia)Saint Martin sN märtN´ [key], Du. Sint Maarten, island, 37 sq mi (96 sq km), West Indies, one of the Leeward Islands. Since its occupation in 1648 by the Dutch and the French, it has been divide...
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