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Juárez Celman, Miguel

(Encyclopedia)Juárez Celman, Miguel mēgĕlˈ hwäˈrās sĕlˈmän [key], 1844–1909, president of Argentina (1886–90). After political service in the province of Córdoba, he became president for a six-year t...

Miguel

(Encyclopedia)Miguel mēgĕlˈ [key], 1802–66, Portuguese prince; son of John IV of Portugal and younger brother of Pedro I of Brazil. He led an unsuccessful revolt against his father in 1824. On John's death (18...

Covarrubias, Miguel

(Encyclopedia)Covarrubias, Miguel mēgālˈ kōvär-ro͞oˈbēäs [key], 1902–57, American artist and writer, b. Mexico City. Largely self-taught, he went to New York City in 1923 and won prompt recognition as a ...

Hernández, Miguel

(Encyclopedia)Hernández, Miguel ārnänˈdĕs [key], 1910–42, Spanish poet, b. Orihuela. A completely self-taught writer, he absorbed the influence of the poets of the Golden Age and of the generation of Garcí...

Induráin, Miguel

(Encyclopedia)Induráin, Miguel (Miguel Angel Induráin Larraya) mēgĕlˈ ängˈkhāl ĭndo͞oräˈēn läˈräyä [key], 1964–, Spanish bicycle racer. In a career lasting from 1985 to 1997, he dominated Europea...

Iglesias, Miguel

(Encyclopedia)Iglesias, Miguel mēgĕlˈ ēglāˈsyäs [key], 1822–1901, president of Peru (1881–85). A general, he fought in the war with Chile (see Pacific, War of the), distinguishing himself in the defense ...

Delibes, Miguel

(Encyclopedia)Delibes, Miguel mēgĕlˈ dālēˈbās [key], 1920–2010, Spanish novelist, short-story writer, and journalist, b. Valladolid. Prolific and widely translated, he is known for his descriptions of prov...

Alemán, Miguel

(Encyclopedia)Alemán, Miguel mēgĕlˈ älāmänˈ [key], 1902–83, president of Mexico (1946–52). Son of a revolutionary general, Alemán became a highly successful lawyer and a champion of Mexican labor. He w...

San Miguel

(Encyclopedia)San Miguel sän mēgĕlˈ [key], city (1993 pop. 118,214), E El Salvador, at the foot of San Miguel, an active volcano (6,996 ft/2,132 m, also known as Chaparrastique). It has textile, rope, and dairy...

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