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Title: A dictionary of biography; comprising the most eminent characters of all ages, nations, and professions ..
Year: 1846 (1840s)
Authors: Davenport, R. A. (Richard Alfred), 1777?-1852
Subjects: Biography
Publisher: Boston, Otis, Broaders, and Company
Contributing Library: New York Public Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN

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n 1539. The unity, omnisci-ence, and omnipotence of God was one ofthe principal tenets taught by Nanek. NAPIER, or NEPER, John, baron ofMerchiston, in Scotland, a celebratedmathematician, was born, in 15-50; waseducated at St. Andrews; and, after hav-ing travelled in France, Italy, and Germany, declined all state employments, inorder that he might devote himself to thestudy of mathematics and theology. Hedied in 1617. Napier immortalized himselfby the discovery of logarithms, an accountof which he published in 1614. The rodsor bones, for multiplying and dividing,which bear his name, were also inventedby him. Besides the work already men-tioned, he wrote Rabdology; and A PlainDiscovery of the Revelation of St. John. NAP()LEO I. (Napoleon BONAPARTE), emperor of the Freuch, king ofItaly, Sec. &c. This extraordinary manwas born, August 15, 1769, at Ajaccio, inCorsica, of a noble family, was educated NAP at tlie military school of Brienne; andentered the artillery service, as a second

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lieutenant, in 1785. He served at thesieges of Lyons and Tonlon, to the reduc-tion of which latter city he greatly con-tributed; and he subsequently displayedhigh talents in the French army whicliassailed Piedmont on the Genoese frontier.In October, 1795, he commanded the forcewhich victoriously defended the conventionaga^^nst the revolt of the Parisians. Henow married Josephine Beauharnois, thewidow of viscount de Beauharnois. Earlyin 1796. he was placed at the head of theFrench army in Italy, and here began hiscareer of glory. In the campaigns of1796 and 1797, he overran the whole ofItaly, repeatedly defeated with inferiornumbers the Piedmontese and Austrian?,reduced all tne Italian powers to submis-sion, and at length compelled the emperorto sign a peace. On the 19th of May, 1798, Bonaparte, with a formidable arma-ment, sailed to conquer Egypt; and, in hisway thither, he took possession of Malta.Having subjugated Egypt, he invadedSyria; but his progress was stopped at St.John of Ac

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Title: Roll of service in the Great War, 1914-1919
Year: 1921 (1920s)
Authors: University of Aberdeen. [Lists and Class Records] Allardyce, Mabel Desborough
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Publisher: Aberdeen
Contributing Library: National Library of Scotland
Digitizing Sponsor: National Library of Scotland

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58 IN MEMORIAM. on garrison duty at home and on active servicein France, Merson showed much ability and de-votion and received from his CO. the testimonythat he had proved himself to be an extra-ordinarily good officer. He was killed inaction in France, 3 May 1917. TAYLOR, JOHN 4th Battalion East

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OGILYIE : Captain,Kent Regiment (TheBuffs) ; son of JohnO. Taylor, shipmaster;born Aberdeen, 29November 1884.Educated at the Aber-deen Grammar Schooland Aberdeen Uni-versity. He graduatedM.A. in 1910, andbecame English Masterin Basingstoke Gram-mar School. In April 1915 hejoined the Inns ofCourt O.T.C., from which he received a com-mission in The Buffs. In October 1916 hewent to the Front with his Battalion, and wasattached to the Middlesex Regiment. He waskilled in action at Monchy-le-Preux, on 3 May1917. Popular with his fellow-officers andbeloved by his men, his death was felt as anirreparable loss. He was a man of fine literarytaste, and in his College days a great supporterof a dramatic club for the study of Shakespeare.The breadth of his interests and sympathies, thewider outlook which much travel in France andGermany had given him, made his friendship aprivilege and a delight. THOMSON, HENRY WILKIESON : Lance-Corporal, 46th Saskatchewan(Canadian) Regiment; son of John W.Thomson

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