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Bachelet, Michele

(Encyclopedia)Bachelet, Michele (Verónica Michele Bachelet Jeria) bĕōnˈēka mēchĕlˈ bächĕlĕtˈ herˈēä [key], 1951–, Chilean political leader and government official, president of Chile (2006–10, 20...

Sanmicheli, Michele

(Encyclopedia)Sanmicheli, Michele mēkĕˈlā sänmēkĕˈlē [key], c.1484–1559, Italian architect and engineer. He was influenced by Bramante's works in Rome, and after 1527 worked primarily in Verona, where hi...

Giambono, Michele

(Encyclopedia)Giambono, Michele mēkĕˈlā jämbōˈnō [key], fl.1420–62, Venetian mosaicist and painter, whose original name was Michele Giovanni Boni. One of the last exponents of the international Gothic sty...

Piñera, Sebastián

(Encyclopedia)Piñera, Sebastián (Miguel Juan Sebastián Piñera Echenique) mēgĕlˈ hwän sābästyänˈ pēnyāˈrä āchāˈnēkā [key], 1949–, Chilean business executive and politician, president of Chile ...

Fra Diavolo

(Encyclopedia)Fra Diavolo frä dēäˈvōlō [key] [Ital.,=friar devil], 1771–1806, Italian bandit and soldier, whose real name was Michele Pezza. He entered the service of the king of Naples in 1798 and with Car...

Ventimiglia

(Encyclopedia)Ventimiglia vāntēmēˈlyä [key], Fr. Vintimille, town (1991 pop. 25,308), Liguria, NW Italy, on the Ligurian Sea and the Italian Riviera, near the French border. It is a seaport, a popular beach re...

Montagna, Bartolomeo

(Encyclopedia)Montagna, Bartolomeo bärtōlōmĕˈō mōntäˈnyä [key], c.1450–1523, Italian painter. He was the founder and most important representative of the school of Vicenza, where he settled in 1480. His...

Duvalier, Jean-Claude

(Encyclopedia)Duvalier, Jean-Claude düvälyāˈ [key], 1951–2014, president of Haiti (1971–86). At age 19, he was proclaimed “president for life” upon the death of his father, Francois Duvalier. Under gre...

Lucca

(Encyclopedia)Lucca lo͞okˈkä [key], city (1991 pop. 87,100), capital of Lucca prov., Tuscany, N central Italy, near the Ligurian Sea. It is a commercial and industrial center and an agricultural market (olive oi...

Verrocchio, Andrea del

(Encyclopedia)Verrocchio, Andrea del ändrĕˈä dĕl vār-rôkˈkyō [key], 1435–88, Florentine sculptor and painter, whose real name was Andrea di Michele di Francesco di Cioni. He was a leading figure in the e...

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