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Pagan (chancellor)

Pagan was the first chancellor of the Kingdom of Jerusalem from around 1115. He was made archbishop of Caesarea before September 1129.

William I of Tyre

William I was the second Latin archbishop of Tyre from 1128 until 1134 or 1135. He was an Englishman who served as prior of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre before his appointment as archbishop. A certain Odo had been consecrated archbishop of Ty ...

William of Malines

William of Malines was a Flemish priest who was the Prior of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre from 1127 to 1130 and was then Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem from 1130 until his death. He is sometimes called William I to distinguish him from William ...

Song Deokbong

Song Deokbong married the Confucian scholar Miam Yu Huichun 1513-1577, who was exiled in 1547. When he boasted of his faithfulness to her, she reprimanded him in letters by saying his boasting of such matters did not do him any credit. She furthe ...

Dosetai

Dosetai is a Greek given name meaning "gift of God". It was extremely popular in late classical Judea and among Jewish communities in Egypt, and corresponds to the Hebrew "Mattaniah" or "Nethaneel," which seems to have been a favorite one both in ...

Abba Sakkara

According to Talmudic accounts, he took a very prominent part in the uprising against Rome in 70, being then at the head of the Zealots at Jerusalem. He was the nephew of Johanan ben Zakkai, at that time leader of the Peace party. After the Zealo ...

Sveneld

Sveneld is a semi-legendary 10th-century Varangian warlord in the service of Svyatoslav I of Kiev and his family. Although he seems to have been the richest and the most influential Rus leader after the ruling prince, his relation to the House of ...

Amedee Pofey

Amedee Pofey or Amadeo Buffa in the contemporary sources, was a knight and lord of the Latin Empire and of the Kingdom of Thessalonica. Originally from Cologny, he became constable of the Kingdom of Thessalonica after its establishment and then g ...

Baldwin of Hainaut

Baldwin of Hainaut was a knight and diplomat of the Latin Empire of Constantinople. He undertook important missions to the Cumans and the Mongols. Baldwin was originally from the County of Hainaut. The historian Charles Verlinden argues that he w ...

Alexios Laskaris

Alexios Laskaris was a brother of Nicaean emperor Theodore I Laskaris, who along with his brother Isaac Laskaris fled to the Latin Empire and unsuccessfully tried to topple Theodores successor, John III Doukas Vatatzes, in 1224.

Thierry de Loos

Thierry de Loos was a Franco-Flemish nobleman who took part in the Fourth Crusade and afterwards became prominent within the Latin Empire.

Ligures

The Ligures were an ancient population that gave the name to Liguria, a region of north-western Italy. In pre-Roman times, the Ligurians occupied present-day Italian regions of Liguria, Piedmont south of the Po river and north-western Tuscany, an ...

List of ancient Ligurian tribes

The Ligures were an ancient Indo-European people who appear to have originated in, and gave their name to, Liguria, a region of north-western Italy. Elements of the Ligures appear to have migrated to other areas of western Europe, including the I ...

Apuani

The Apuani were one of the most formidable and powerful of the Ligurian tribes who lived in ancient north-western Italy, mentioned repeatedly by Livy. From the circumstances related by him, it appears that they were the most easterly of the Ligur ...

Deciates

The Deciates were a Ligurian tribe in the first few centuries BC. They lived in the Antibes area of what is now France, west of the river Var. The border with the Ligurian Oxybii being to the west of Antipolis and east of Forum Julii. The Deciate ...

Ilvates

The Ilvates were a Ligurian tribe, whose name is found only in the writings of Livy. He mentions them first as taking up arms in 200 BCE, in concert with the Gaulish tribes of the Insubres and Cenomani, to destroy the Roman colonies of Placentia ...

Luceria

Luceria is an ancient city in the northern Apennines, located in the comune of Canossa in the Province of Reggio Emilia, on the right bank of the river Enza.

Orobii

The Orobii also Orumobii or Orumbovii were a population that inhabited the northern Italian valleys of Bergamo, Como and Lecco in the 1st millennium BC. Pliny the Elder ascribes to them the foundation of the cities of Como, Bergamo, Licini Forum ...

Salassi

The Salassi were a Celtic or Celticized Ligurian tribe whose lands lay on the Italian side of the Little St Bernard Pass across the Graian Alps to Lyons, and the Great St Bernard Pass over the Pennine Alps. The Romans finally defeated and enslave ...

Taurini

As a people they are rarely mentioned in history. Both Livy v. 34 and Strabo iv. p. 209 speak of the country of the Taurini as including one of the passes of the Alps. According to Pliny the Elder, they were mostly farmers and collectors of pine ...

List of kings of Lydia

This page lists the known kings of Lydia, both legendary and historical. Lydia was an ancient kingdom in western Anatolia during the first millennium BC. It may have originated as a country in the second millennium BC and was possibly called Maeo ...

Agron of Lydia

For others named Agron, see the Agron navigation page Agron was a legendary king of Lydia who is named by Herodotus as the first of the Lydian Heraclid dynasty. Before he assumed the throne, the ruling family had been the Maeonian line of Lydus, ...

Atys of Lydia

Atys is a legendary figure of the 2nd millennium BC who is attested by Herodotus to have been an early king of Lydia, then probably known as Maeonia. He was the son of Manes and the father of Lydus, after whom the Lydian people were later named. ...

Croesus

Croesus was the king of Lydia who, according to Herodotus, reigned for 14 years: from 560 BC until his defeat by the Persian king Cyrus the Great in 546 BC. Croesus was renowned for his wealth; Herodotus and Pausanias noted that his gifts were pr ...

Manes of Lydia

Manes is a legendary figure of the 2nd millennium BC who is attested by Herodotus in Book One of Histories to have been an early king of Lydia, then probably known as Maeonia. He was the father of Atys and the grandfather of Lydus, after whom the ...

Meles of Lydia

Meles was a semi-historical king of Lydia. According to Herodotus, he was the 21st and penultimate king of the Heraclid dynasty and was succeeded by his son, Candaules.

List of ancient Macedonians

The Macedonian rebel against Rome and last King of Macedonia, Andriscus,or Pseudo-Philip VI Ἀνδρίσκος 150-148 BC, claimed to be the son of Perseus. Pseudo-Alexander, 148 BC Pseudo-Philip VII or Pseudo-Perseus, 143/142 BC

Amyntor (Macedonian)

Amyntor was the name of a 4th-century BC Macedonian aristocrat, possibly of Athenian descent. He was the father of Hephaestion Amyntoros, who was a close companion and lieutenant to Alexander the Great. The full history of Hephaestions lineage is ...

Lagus

See Laukaz for the rune. Lagus from Eordaea was the father, or reputed father, of Ptolemy, the founder of the Ptolemaic dynasty. He married Arsinoe, a concubine of Philip II, king of Macedon, who was said to have been pregnant at the time of thei ...

Menelaus of Macedon

Menelaus of Macedon may refer to: Menelaus son of Lagus priest, general and brother of Ptolemy I Soter Menelaus, father of Amyntas II or Amyntas III king and grandfather of Philip, according to Justin vii. 4 and Aelian V. H. xii. 43. But there is ...

Philippus (son of Philip V)

Philippus the son of Philip V, half-brother of Perseus Antigonid King of Macedon. He was adopted by his brother as his son. Even after the birth of the kings son, Alexander, Perseus treated him as his heir to the throne. Together they surrendered ...

Joachim of Alexandria

In 1556, Joachim sent a letter to the Russian Czar Ivan IV, asking the Orthodox monarch to provide some material assistance for the Saint Catherines Monastery in the Sinai Peninsula, which had suffered from the Turks. In 1558, the Czar sent to Eg ...

Yangsanjab

Yangsanjab, Prince Ondur, was a Mongol prince of the Khorchin Left Wing Middle Banner in southeastern Mongolia. He was one of the leading figures in the resistance against Chinese colonization of Mongolia. Unlike Ghada Meyiren, he is rarely spotl ...

Mahmoud Daas

Mahmoud Daas was a high-ranking commander of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, serving as long-time member of Fatahs Revolutionary Council and Supreme Military Council. Born in northern Palestine, Daas grew up in Jordan where he joined the J ...

Maynak Bhandari

Maynak Bhandari was one of the first chiefs or Admiral of the Maratha Navy under Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, and helped in both building the Maratha Navy and safeguarding the coastline of the emerging Maratha Empire. Under his leadership, Marath ...

Damaji Thorat

Damaji Thorat was a chief of Maratha Empire. He had support from Ramchandra Pant. Rajaram I sent Thorat, Pawar and Athavle to make their established collections the chauth and sardeshmukhi, as they were termed, from the Mughal territory, and unde ...

Hambirrao Mohite

Hambirrao Mohite was the senapati of Shivajis army. His sister Soyarabai Mohite was married to Chhatrapati Shivaji.He also served the Kolhapur regency. An able military general and fierce soldier, he executed several campaigns for Shivaji and lat ...

Lakhuji Jadhav

Lakhuji Jadhav was a prominent grandee of Sindkhed Raja in the present-day Buldhana district of Maharashtra state during the 16th century. He was Jahigirdar in the court of Nizam Shahi Sultans of Daulatabad in the present day Maharashtra. His dau ...

Jagjivanrao Pant Pratinidhi

Jagjivan Rao Pant Pratinidhi served as Pratinidhi during Chhatrapati Shahu I reign. He is the younger brother of Shripatrao Pant Pratinidhi.He succeeded as Pratinidhi after the death of his brother in 1691 at the age of fifty-five.

Jan Muhammad of Jalna

Jan Muhammad of Jalna was a Sufi saint in the city of Jalna. In 1679 the Maratha leader Shivaji ransacked Jalna for three days, and being aware that Shivaji generally left alone sites of any religion, many of the wealthy of the town took refuge i ...

Khando Ballal

Khanderao Ballal, popularly known as Khando Ballal ’, was a diplomat in Maharashtra during the late 17th century and the early 18th century. He was also the Personal Assistant of Chhatrapati Sambhaji, Rajaram and Shahu. He is remembered for his s ...

Pandoji Kunjar

Pandoji Kunjar, was a sardar in the service of Peshwa Baji Rao II and the elder son of Sardar Balaji Kunjar. After his father Balaji Kunjar, he possess the position of Sur-Patil at Pune Punch Mahals along with his brother Narayan Kunjar at era of ...

Mai Nayak Bhandari

May Nak was a Bhandari caste admiral in the navy of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, and helped to lead the formation of the Maratha Empire. Along with Daria Sarang, another admiral who served Maharaj, Bhandari commanded a naval fleet of 200 ships. T ...

Naro Shankaraji Pant Sachiv

Shrimant Naro Shankaraji Gandekar Pant Sachiv was a Sardar of the Maratha Empire. He was the hereditary Pant Sachiv during Chhatrapati Shahu I reign. After the death of his father Shankaraji Narayan Sacheev in 1707, Naro Shankar won the favour of ...

Netaji Palkar

Netaji Palkar was born in a small village, called Chouk in Khalapur, Maharashtra, India in a Chandraseniya Kayastha Prabhu family. Netajis father was a major Jagirdar in Western Maharashtra under the Adil Shah.

Pant Pratinidhi family

Pant Pratinidhi family is a prominent aristocratic noble family of India, who served as Pratinidhis to Chhatrapatis of Maratha Empire and later became rulers of the Princely states of Aundh and Vishalgad. The Pant Pratinidhis were officers of the ...

Pant Sachiv family

The Gandekars is a noble family of erstwhile Bhor State, who were rulers of the Bhor State from 1699 to 1948 Previously they served as Sachivs to Chhatrapatis of Maratha Empire and later became independent rulers of the Bhor princely state. Under ...

Maratha Peshwa and Generals from Bhat Family

The Bhat Peshwa family earlier known as Bhat family is a prominent Indian family who dominated India for around 100 years in the 18th century. Most of the members in this family were the Peshwas in the Peshwa Era of the Maratha Empire, and Peshwa ...

Bahiroji Pingale

Bahirojipant Pingale / Bhaironji Pant Pingale was the younger son of Moropant Trimbak Pingle. His father, Moropant Pingle was the first Peshwa of Chhattrapati Shivaji Maharaj. When Kanhoji Angre attacked Satara in 1711, Bahiroji was taken a priso ...

Rajaram II of Satara

Rajaram Bhonsle II, also known as Ramaraja, was the 6th monarch of Maratha Empire. He was an adopted son of Chhattrapati Shahu. Tarabai had presented him to Shahu as her own grandson and used him to grab power after Shahus death. However, after b ...