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Saint Prisca

Saint Prisca was a young Roman woman allegedly tortured and executed for her Christian faith. The dates of her birth and death are unknown. She is revered as a pre-schism Western saint and martyr by the Orthodox Church and as a saint and a martyr ...

Saint Reparata

Saint Reparata was a Catholic virgin and martyr of the 3rd century AD, of Caesarea, Roman Province of Palestine. Sources record her age as being from 11 to 20 years old, though Sainte-Reparate Cathedrale in Nice gives it as 15 years. She was arre ...

Sicarius of Brantome

Sicarius of Brantome or Sicarius of Bethlehem was a child saint who was venerated from the time of Charlemagne onwards as one of the victims of the Massacre of the Innocents by Herod the Great, said to have occurred in Bethlehem at the time of th ...

Tarcisius

Tarsicius or Tarcisius was a martyr of the early Christian church who lived in the 3rd century. The little that is known about him comes from a metrical inscription by Pope Damasus I, who was pope in the second half of the 4th century.

Tremorus of Brittany

Saint Tremorus of Brittany, also known as Tremeur, Treveur, and Tromeur, is a sixth-century child martyr venerated by the Roman Catholic Church. He was baptized by his mother against his stepfathers wishes. His baptismal name was Gildas, after Sa ...

Wanas

Saint Wanas was a Coptic child martyr born to poor parents from Thebes, Egypt. He is venerated as the patron saint of lost things.

Booth family

The Booth family was an English American theatrical family of the 19th century. Its most famous and well known members were Edwin Booth, one of the leading actors of his day, and John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Abraham Lincoln. The patriarch ...

Boyd family

The Boyd family is an Australian family whose members over several generations contributed to the arts in the fields of painting, sculpture, pottery, ceramics, literature, architecture, poetry and music. The Boyd family is considered an artistic ...

De Momper family

The family de Momper was a Flemish family of painters and printmakers active in the 16th and 17th century. The family originated in Bruges but had settled in Antwerp by the 1550s. Members of the family include: Jan de Momper 16 August 1614 or 161 ...

Fraser family of artists

The Frasers of Huntingdonshire, of Scottish origin and emerging initially from the town of Bedford in the latter part of the nineteenth century, were a family of artists, known largely for their watercolour paintings, the predominant subject matt ...

Havell family

The Havell family of Reading, Berkshire, England, included a number of notable engravers, etchers and painters, as well as writers, publishers, educators, and musicians. In particular, members of this family were among the foremost practitioners ...

Herregouts

David Herregouts, the founder of the dynasty, was a history painter born in Mechelen in 1603 as the son of Sebastian Herregouts and Elisabeth De Gorter, daughter from a brewing family. He married Cecile Geniets from a butchers family. He was a pu ...

Kilian family

Kilian is the name of a dynasty of German engravers from Augsburg, Germany, that were active there for over a century. The patriarch was Bartholomaus Kilian, a goldsmith, who married Maria Pfeiffelmann and they had two sons Lukas and Wolfgang. Ba ...

Narimanbekov family

Nariman bey d.1822 had issues: Nariman bey II b. 1822, Shusha had other issues. Nariman bey Narimanbeyov 1889-1937 Allahveran b. 1807 - Russian Imperial Army officer Praporshchik. Had issues Hashim bey 1859 - 1941 Farman bey married Irma Larude. ...

Quellinus family

Quellinus is the surname of a family of Flemish artists, painters and sculptors active in the 17th century in Antwerp. Members of the family include: Erasmus Quellinus I, also the Elder, sculptor, ca. 1584–1639/40 Jan-Erasmus Quellinus, painter 1 ...

Ryckaert family

The Flemish Ryckaert or Rijckaert family of Antwerp produced several painters during the late sixteenth and the seventeenth centuries. Marten Ryckaert 1587–1631; second son of David I. Anthony van Dyck painted portraits of both brothers, David II ...

Albert, Alfred and Chris Schlechten

Albert, Alfred, and Alfred "Chris" Schlechten were members of a family noted for their photography of Montana, especially their images of Gallatin County, Montana, and Yellowstone National Park. Headquartered in Bozeman, Montana, brothers Alfred ...

Tischbein family

The Tischbein family was a German family of artists, originating in Hesse and spanning three generations. The family patriarch, Johann Heinrich Tischbein, was a master baker at the State Hospital in Haina. The Tischbeins also produced a number of ...

Acciaioli family

The Acciaioli, Acciaiuoli, Accioly, Acciajuoli or Acioli was an important family of Florence. Family name is also written Acciaioli, Acciainoli, or Accioly, Accioli, Acioli and Acyoly in Portugal and Brazil, where there are branches of it. Descen ...

Barney family

The Barney family are important American financiers, equally famous for their pervasion in the society pages as they are for economic journals. For the last 300 years the Barney clan has been lauded for their patronage of the arts and philanthrop ...

Cerchi family

The Florentine banking family of the Cerchi, minor nobles of the Valdarno, with a seat especially at Acone near Pontassieve, settled in Florence in the early thirteenth century and increased their fortunes. The family became the heads of a consor ...

Clifford family (bankers)

The Clifford family was a family of bankers, merchants and regenten of English descent who were active in Amsterdam during the sixteenth through eighteenth centuries. The family originated in northern England, although the surname originated in t ...

Gossler family

The Gossler family, including the Berenberg-Gossler branch, is a Hanseatic and partially noble banking family from Hamburg. The family is descended from weavers and burghers in the city-republic of Hamburg, and rose to great prominence in Hamburg ...

House of Habib

The House of Habib is a Pakistani conglomerate company which is based in Karachi, Pakistan. The group was founded by Habib Esmail in 1841. It is a prominent Khoja business family in Pakistan.

House of Medici

The House of Medici was an Italian banking family and political dynasty that first began to gather prominence under Cosimo de Medici in the Republic of Florence during the first half of the 15th century. The family originated in the Mugello regio ...

Miles baronets

The Miles Baronetcy, of Leigh Court in the County of Somerset, is a title in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom. It was created on 19 April 1859 for the banker and Conservative politician William Miles. His son, the second Baronet, was also a b ...

Pazzi

The Pazzi were a noble Florentine family in the Middle Ages. Their main trade during the fifteenth century was banking. In the aftermath of the Pazzi conspiracy in 1478, members of the family were banished from Florence and their property was con ...

Salviati family

The Salviati is an italian family that was prominent in the Republic of Florence. Members of the family frequently occupied public positions; there were 20 Salviati gonfalonieri and 62 priori. The first recorded member of the family is Cambio di ...

Seyler family

The Seyler family is a Swiss family, originally a patrician family from Liestal near Basel. Family members served as councillors and SchultheiSen of Liestal from the 15th century, later also as members of the Grand Council of Basel. A Hamburg bra ...

Torlonia

The Princes Torlonia are an Italian noble family from Rome, who acquired a huge fortune in the 18th and 19th centuries through administering the finances of the Vatican. The first influential member of the Torlonia family was Marino Torlonia, who ...

Barker–Karpis gang

The Barker–Karpis Gang was one of the longest-lived criminal gangs during the Depression Era, spanning from 1931 to 1935. The gang was founded by Fred Barker and Alvin Karpis, and later joined by Freds brother Arthur "Doc" Barker. Along with the ...

Dalton Gang

The Dalton Gang was a group of outlaws in the American Old West during 1890–1892. It was also known as The Dalton Brothers because three of its members were brothers. The gang specialized in bank and train robberies. During an attempted bank robb ...

Doan Outlaws

The Doan Outlaws, also known as the Doan Boys and Plumstead Cowboys ", were a notorious gang of brothers from a Quaker family most renowned for being British spies during the American Revolutionary War. The Doans were Loyalists from a Quaker fami ...

James–Younger Gang

The James–Younger Gang was a notable 19th-century gang of American outlaws that centered around Jesse James and his brother Frank James. The gang was based in the state of Missouri, the home of most of the members. Membership fluctuated from robb ...

The Richardson Gang

The Richardson Gang was an English crime gang based in South London, England in the 1960s. Also known as the "Torture Gang", they had a reputation as some of Londons most sadistic gangsters. Their alleged specialities included pulling teeth out u ...

Wandering Family

The Wandering Family, or Famiglia Vagabonda, was a Prohibition-era criminal organization of Italian origin operating in Clarksburg, West Virginia and Fairmont, West Virginia. They were composed of Black Handers, Camorristi and Mafiosi. John C. Mc ...

Aleksander (Hasidic dynasty)

The Aleksander hasidic movement flourished in Poland from 1880 until it was largely destroyed by Nazi Germany during World War II. The sect is named after the town of its origin, Aleksandrow Lodzki, Poland, which was called Aleksander in Yiddish. ...

Alesk (Hasidic dynasty)

Alesk - yiddish is the name of a Hasidic dynasty founded by Rebbe Chanoch Henikh Dov Majer. It is named after Alesk, the Yiddish name of Olesko, a town in present-day Ukraine.

Amshinov (Hasidic dynasty)

Amshinov is the name of a Hasidic dynasty founded by Rabbi Yaakov Dovid Kalish. It is an offshoot of Warka dynasty. It takes its name from the Yiddish name of Mszczonow, a town in Poland.

Anipoli (Hasidic dynasty)

The founder of the dynasty, Rabbi Meshulam Zusha of Hanipol or Meshulum Zusil of Anipoli, was an outstanding disciple of Maggid of Mezritch, who was a disciple of the Baal Shem Tov, the founder of Hasidism. He was also the brother of Rebbe Elimel ...

Apta (Hasidic dynasty)

The Apta-Zinkov-Mezibuz dynasty is a Hasidic dynasty founded by Rabbi Avraham Yehoshua Heshel of Apta.

Ashlag

Ashlag is the name of a number of Hasidic courts, which were created in Israel, the students and the descendants of the Kabbalist Rabbi Yehuda Leib Haleivi Ashlag from Warsaw, Poland, known as Baal HaSulam. Although Hasidic dynasties are most oft ...

Avrutch (Hasidic dynasty)

The Avrutch branch of the Chabad Hasidic movement was founded after the death of the third rebbe of Chabad, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneersohn. The group was one of several groups that sought to succeed Rabbi Menachem Mendel, whose death created a ...

Belz (Hasidic dynasty)

Belz is a Hasidic dynasty founded in the town of Belz in Western Ukraine, near the Polish border, historically the Crown of the Kingdom of Poland. The Hasidut was founded in the early 19th century by Rabbi Shalom Rokeach, also known as the Sar Sh ...

Biala (Hasidic dynasty)

Biala Hasidic dynasty has its roots in Poland. The Rebbes of Biala are descended from Rabbi Yaakov Yitzchak Rabinowicz, known as the Yid Hakodosh.

Bobov (Hasidic dynasty)

Bobov is a Hasidic community within Haredi Judaism originating in Bobowa, Galicia, in southern Poland, and now headquartered in the neighborhood of Borough Park in Brooklyn, New York. Bobov developed into a leading Hasidic dynasty through the lea ...

Bohush (Hasidic dynasty)

Bohush is a Hasidic dynasty named for the town of Buhuși, Romania. The dynasty began in the mid-nineteenth century with Rabbi Yitzchok Friedman of Bohush, the eldest grandson of Rabbi Yisrael Friedman of Ruzhyn, and was based in that town until 1 ...

Boston (Hasidic dynasty)

Boston is a Hasidic sect, originally established in 1915 by Rabbi Pinchas David Horowitz. Following the custom of European Chassidic Courts, where the Rebbe was called after the name of his city, the Bostoner branch of Hasidic Judaism was named a ...

Boyan (Hasidic dynasty)

Boyan is a Hasidic dynasty named after the town of Boiany in the historic region of Bukovina, now in Ukraine. The Hasidut is headquartered in Jerusalem, Israel, with communities in Beitar Ilit, Bnei Brak, Manchester, Australia, Beis Shemesh, Lond ...

Breslov (Hasidic group)

Breslov is a branch of Hasidic Judaism founded by Rebbe Nachman of Breslov, a great-grandson of the Baal Shem Tov, founder of Hasidism. Its adherents strive to develop an intense, joyous relationship with God and receive guidance toward this goal ...