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1) Decazes, Elie. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...French statesman, a favorite of King Louis XVIII, who made him a duke in 1820. A lawyer and judge, Decazes was made minister of police in 1815 and was influential...

2) Spanish Succession, War of the. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Spanish Succession, War of the, 1701-14, last of the general European wars caused by the efforts of King Louis XIV to extend French power. The conflict in America...

3) Baldwin II, Latin emperor of Constantinople. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Baldwin II, Latin emperor of Constantinople, 1217-73, last Latin emperor of Constantinople (1228-61), brother and successor of Robert of Courtenay. He began his personal...

4) Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The most famous poet of the Victorian age, he was a profound spokesman for the ideas and values of his times. 1 Early Life and WorksTennyson was the son of an intelligent...

5) Aztec. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Indian people dominating central Mexico at the time of the Spanish conquest. Their language belonged to the Nahuatlan subfamily of Uto-Aztecan languages. They arrived...

6) Harar. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Harar region, E central Ethiopia, at an altitude of c.6,000 ft (1,830 m). It is the trade center for a region where coffee, cereals, and cotton are produced. Harar...

7) Abravanel, Isaac. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Jewish theologian, biblical commentator, and financier, b. Lisbon. He served as treasurer to Alfonso V of Portugal but fled that country when he was implicated (1483)...

8) Monitor and Merrimack. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Monitor and Merrimack, two American warships that fought the first engagement between ironclad ships. When, at the beginning of the Civil War, the Union forces abandoned...

9) Qinghai. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Qinghai lies in the Tibetan highlands at an average elevation of 9,800 ft (3,000 m) and is mainly a high, desolate plateau. The central region has the vast, swampy...

10) Godard, Jean-Luc. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...French film director and scriptwriter, b. Paris. Godard is probably the most influential of the French New Wave directors. His highly personal films are marked by...

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