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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...
Saint Martin's(Encyclopedia)Saint Martin's, England: see Scilly Islands.
Martin, Saint(Encyclopedia)Martin, Saint, c.316–397, bishop of Tours. Born a heathen in Pannonia (in modern Hungary), the son of a soldier, he became a convert and refused to fight Christians. He went (c.360) to St. Hilary of...
Martin I, Saint(Encyclopedia)Martin I, Saint, d. 655?, pope (649–55?), an Italian, b. Todi; successor of Theodore I. On his accession he summoned a great council at the Lateran, as St. Maximus had urged, to deal with Monothelet...
Waldseemüller, Martin(Encyclopedia)Waldseemüller, Martin mär´tn vältzmül´r [key], Gr. Ilacomilus, 1470?–1522?, German cosmographer. A member of a society of humanists known as the Gymnasium Vosagense, he lived at Saint-...
Martin de Porres(Encyclopedia)Martin de Porres: see Porres, Saint Martin de.
Porres, Saint Martin de(Encyclopedia)Porres, Saint Martin de märtn´ d pôr´rs [key], 1579–1639, Peruvian Dominican lay brother, b. Lima. He was the son of a Spanish soldier and a black freedwoman from Panama. Apprenticed to a ...
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.
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