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Kruger, Paul(Encyclopedia)Kruger, Paul (Stephanas Johannes Paulus)kroo´gr, Afrikaans stfä´ns yhä´ns pou´ls krü´gr [key], 1825–1904, South African Transvaal statesman, known as Oom Paul. As a child he ...
Kruger National Park(Encyclopedia)Kruger National Park, game reserve, c.8,000 sq mi (20,720 sq km), Limpopo and Mpumalanga, NE South Africa. One of the world's largest wildlife sanctuaries, it has almost every species of game found in...
Paul V(Encyclopedia)Paul V, 1552–1621, pope (1605–21), a Roman named Camillo Borghese; successor of Leo XI. He was created cardinal (1596) by Clement VIII and was renowned for his knowledge of canon law. On his elect...
Paul I(Encyclopedia)Paul I, 1754–1801, czar of Russia (1796–1801), son and successor of Catherine II. His mother disliked him intensely and sought on several occasions to change the succession to his disadvantage. Du...
Paul(Encyclopedia)Paul, 1901–64, king of the Hellenes (1947–64), brother and successor of George II. He married (1938) Princess Frederika of Brunswick. During Paul's reign Greece followed a pro-Western policy, and ...
Krugersdorp(Encyclopedia)Krugersdorp kroo´grzdôrp [key], city, part and seat of Mogale City local municipality, Gauteng prov., NE South Africa. The chief industrial city of the W Witwatersrand, Krugersdorp is the center...
Pretorius, Martinus Wessel(Encyclopedia)Pretorius, Martinus Wessel märt´ns vs´l prtôr´s [key], 1818?–1901, Boer (Afrikaner) statesman; son of Andries Pretorius. In 1857 he was elected the first president of the South Af...
Whiteman, Paul(Encyclopedia)Whiteman, Paul, 1891–1967, American conductor, b. Denver. Whiteman played viola in the Denver Symphony Orchestra and in 1915 joined the San Francisco Symphony. During World War I he was an army band...
Lafargue, Paul(Encyclopedia)Lafargue, Paul pôl läfärg´ [key], 1842–1911, French socialist, b. Cuba; son-in-law of Karl Marx. With Jules Guesde he helped found a Marxist socialist party in France. His many writings, which w...
Langevin, Paul(Encyclopedia)Langevin, Paul pl läNzhvN´ [key], 1872–1946, French physicist and chemist. He was professor of experimental physics at the Collège de France from 1909 and at the École municipale de Physiq...
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