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Caesarius of Africa

Saint Caesarius of Africa, also Caesarius of Terracina was a Christian martyr. The church of San Cesareo in Palatio in Rome bears his name.

Caffo

Caffo was a sixth-century Christian in Anglesey, north Wales, who is venerated as a saint and martyr. The son of a king from northern Britain who took shelter in Anglesey, Caffo was a companion of St Cybi, and is mentioned as carrying a red-hot c ...

Constance Calenda

Constance Calenda was an Italian surgeon specializing in diseases of the eye. She studied at the University of Salerno, and was one of the women known as the "ladies of Salerno." Calenda was the daughter of Salvator Calenda, the dean of the facul ...

Calimerius

There is also a beatus named Calimerius of Montechiaro ca. 1430-1521. Calimerius was an early bishop of Milan. He is honoured as a Saint in the Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Churches and his feast day is on July 31.

Callias III

Callias was an ancient Athenian aristocrat and political figure. He was the son of Hipponicus and the daughter of Megacles, an Alcmaeonid and the third member of one of the most distinguished Athenian families to bear the name of Callias. He was ...

Callinicus (exarch)

Callinicus was the exarch of Ravenna. He is called Gallicinus, or Gallicini patricii, by the Lombard historian Paul the Deacon. The first few years of his administration were marked by relatively good fortune. In 598 an armistice between the Byza ...

Callistratus of Aphidnae

Kallistratos of Aphidnae was an Athenian orator and general in the 4th century BCE. From the orator Lykourgos we learn Kallistratos’ ultimate fate: Who does not know the fate of Kallistratos, which the older among you remember and the younger hav ...

Marcus Antius Crescens Calpurnianus

Marcus Antius Crescens Calpurnianus was a Roman senator, who held several offices, including acting governor of Roman Britain in the late second century AD, and as one of the quindecimviri sacris faciundis present at the Secular Games of 204. An ...

Emanuel Calvo

Emanuel Calvo was an Italian physician and Neo-Hebraic poet. He was born at Thessaloniki. In early youth he went to Livorno with his learned father, Raphael Calvo, and on October 23, 1724, he graduated as a doctor in Padua. Calvo practiced medici ...

Nicolaus Ricci de Nucella Campli

Nicolaus Savini Mathei alias Ricci de Nucella Campli, also Niccolo Ricci and Nucella, was an Italian composer, singer, and scribe of the late fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries. Only a single work by Nicolaus is known, the ballata De bon pa ...

Saint Candidus

Saint Candidus was a commander of the Theban Legion, which was composed of Christians from Upper Egypt. He is venerated as a Christian saint and martyr.

Candidus of Fulda

Candidus of Fulda was a Benedictine scholar of the ninth-century Carolingian Renaissance, a student of Einhard, and author of the vita of his abbot at Fulda, Eigil.

Saint Canius

Saint Canius was a Roman Catholic bishop and martyr, and patron saint of the cities of Calitri, Acerenza and its archdiocese. He may have been a descendant of the Roman gens Cania. He is venerated on 25 May.

Empress Cao (Dou Jiandes wife)

Empress Cao was the wife of Dou Jiande, an agrarian rebel leader who claimed the title of Prince of Xia at the end of the Chinese dynasty Sui Dynasty. Nothing is known about her personal background. She was said to be frugal in her living, as eve ...

Raoul de Caours

In the service of Jean de Montfort, Raoul obtained a letter of remission from Philip VI of France in 1344. Raoul then opposed Jean de Montfort during the War of the Breton Succession. Raoul was in the service of the English by 1347, when he was a ...

Capac Yupanqui

Yupanqui was a son and successor of Mayta Capac while his elder brother Cunti Mayta became high priest. His chief wife was Mama Cusi Hilpay or Qorihillpay or Ccuri-hilpay, the daughter of the lord of Anta, previously a great enemy of the Incas. H ...

Manco Capac

Manco Capac, also known as Manco Inca and Ayar Manco was, according to some historians, the first governor and founder of the Inca civilization in Cusco, possibly in the early 13th century. He is also a main figure of Inca mythology, being the pr ...

Caradoc of Llancarfan

Caradoc of Llancarfan was a Welsh cleric and author who was associated with Llancarfan in Wales during the 12th century. He is generally accepted to be the author of a Life of Gildas and of a Life of Saint Cadog in Latin.

Caradog ap Meirion

Caradog ap Meirion was an 8th-century king of Gwynedd in northwest Wales. This era in the history of Gwynedd was not notable and, given the lack of reliable information available, serious histories such that as by Davies do not mention Caradog or ...

Pietro Francesco Carlone

Pietro Francesco Carlone, or Peter Franz Carlone, from the Leoben branch of the Carlone family, was an early Baroque architect who was best known for building abbeys.

Carpophorus, Exanthus, Cassius, Severinus, Secundus, and Licinius

Carpophorus, Exanthus, Cassius, Severinus, Secundus and Licinius were Christian soldiers who, according to local tradition, were martyred at Como during the reign of Maximian.

Cassius of Clermont

Saint Cassius of Clermont is venerated as a Christian martyr of the 3rd century. He was a senator who was converted to Christianity by Saint Austremonius. Cassius was killed with Victorinus a pagan priest who had also been converted by Austremoni ...

Castinus

Flavius Castinus held the position of patricius in the court of Roman Emperor Honorius at the time of the Emperors death, and most likely for some time before. He also served as consul for the year 424.

Cathussach mac Eterscelai

Cathussach mac Eterscelai was a king of Munster from the Eoganacht Aine branch of the Eoganachta. He was the son of Eterscel mac Maele Umai, a previous king. His branch of the Eoganachta was situated in the south east of modern County Limerick at ...

Adelardo Cattaneo

Adelardo Cattaneo was an Italian cardinal and bishop. His first name is also listed as Alardo. He was canon of the cathedral chapter of Verona. Pope Lucius III created him Cardinal-Priest of S. Marcello in the consistory of 6 March 1185 or in Dec ...

John C. Cawood

John Charles Cawood was an Australian administrator who served as Government Resident of Central Australia during the territorys brief existence as a separate jurisdiction from the Northern Territory. The seat of power was Alice Springs, then kno ...

Cearl of Mercia

Cearl was an early king of Mercia who ruled during the early part of the 7th century, until about 626. He is the first Mercian king mentioned by Bede in his Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum. Bede was a Northumbrian who was hostile to Mercia ...

Ceawlin of Wessex

Ceawlin was a King of Wessex. He may have been the son of Cynric of Wessex and the grandson of Cerdic of Wessex, whom the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle represents as the leader of the first group of Saxons to come to the land which later became Wessex. C ...

Neil Celley

Neil Celley joined the Michigan ice hockey team after winning a State Championship in 1945. He left the program a year later to take part in first Winter Olympics since 1936 due to World War II and was chosen as a member of the USOCs squad. A com ...

Cenwalh of Wessex

Cenwalh, also Cenwealh or Coenwalh, was King of Wessex from c. 642 to c. 645 and from c. 648 until his death, according to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, in c. 672.

Ceratus of Grenoble

Saint Ceratus of Grenoble was a 5th-century bishop of Gratianopolis, now Grenoble. He is venerated as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church; his feast day is celebrated on June 6.

Cewydd

Saint Cewydd was a pre-congregational saint of Wales in the Early Middle Ages. He is known as the Welsh Rain Saint, like Medard in France, Gildas in Brittany and Swithin in England. It would appear that a pre-Christian rain day might have been as ...

Elizabeth Chamber

Elizabeth Chamber, better known as Elizabeth Stonor, was a lady-in-waiting to each of Henry VIII of Englands six wives, and was the Mother of the Maids, with responsibility for the conduct of the young maids of honour. She was the daughter of Geo ...

Robert Champeaux

Robert de Champeaux was the abbot of Tavistock Abbey, Devon, England from April 1285 to 1325. He was known for his "piety and zeal for improvement" and has been described as probably "the greatest and wisest" of "the abbots in the later monastic ...

Chandragupta II

Chandragupta II, also known by his title Vikramaditya, was one of the most powerful emperors of the Gupta Empire in northern India. Chandragupta continued the expansionist policy of his father Samudragupta: historical evidence suggests that he de ...

Chao Yuanfang

Chao Yuanfang was a Chinese physician and medical author who was court physician at the Sui Dynasty between the years 605 and 616. To him have traditionally been attributed the co-authorship or authorship of the Chinese medical classic Zhubing Yu ...

Charibert of Laon

Charibert, Count of Laon, was the maternal grandfather of Charlemagne. He was the father of Charless mother, Bertrada of Laon. His father was Martin de Laon and his mother was Bertrade de Prum. Only his mother is known from contemporary records. ...

Robert Charleton (judge)

Charleton is first recorded in July 1375, when he was made a commissioner of the peace for Wiltshire and Somerset; from here on his appointments were spread over much of England, including a September 1377 investigation in Wiltshire examining men ...

Chen Yuan (prince)

Chen Yuan, also referred as Chen Shen due to the naming taboo of Emperor Gaozu of Tang, courtesy name Chengyuan, was a crown prince of the Chen Dynasty of Chinese history. Chen Yuan was the fourth son of Chen Shubao, and the oldest son of Chen Sh ...

Duke Cheng of Qi

Duke Cheng of Qi was from 803 to 795 BC the eleventh recorded ruler of the State of Qi during the Western Zhou Dynasty of ancient China. His personal name was Lu Yue, ancestral name Jiang, and Duke Cheng was his posthumous title. Duke Cheng succe ...

King Cheng of Zhou

King Cheng of Zhou or King Cheng of Chou was the second king of the Chinese Zhou Dynasty. The dates of his reign are 1042-1021 BCE or 1042/35-1006 BCE. His parents were King Wu of Zhou and Queen Yi Jiang. King Cheng was young when he ascended the ...

Nikifor Chernigovsky

Nikifor Chernigovsky was a Polish noble who was exiled to Siberia in the course of the Polish-Russian war. In 1656, in an act of revenge, he murdered the voyevoda of Ilimsk and fled to the Amur where he reoccupied the ruins of Albazin and gathere ...

Thomas Chestre

Thomas Chestre was the author of a 14th-century Middle English romance Sir Launfal, a verse romance of 1045 lines based ultimately on Marie de Frances Breton lay Lanval. He was possibly also the author of the 2200-line Libeaus Desconus, a story o ...

Chetram Jatav

Chetram Jatav was a freedom fighter who participated in the Indian Rebellion of 1857. He joined the mutiny on 26 May 1857 in the Soro region of Eta district, North-Western Provinces. He was tied to a tree and shot. According to legends, Maharaja ...

Rajendra Chola I

Rajendra Chola I or Rajendra I was a Chola emperor of South India who succeeded his father Rajaraja Chola I to the throne in 1014 CE. During his reign, he extended the influence of the Chola empire to the banks of the river Ganga in North India a ...

Uttama Chola

Uttama Chola born Madurantaka ascended the Chola throne c. 970 CE succeeding Parantaka Chola II. According to Tiruvalangadu plates of Rajendra Chola, Madurantaka Uttama Cholas reign is placed after Aditya II. The latter may have been a co-regent ...

William Chong Wong

William Chong Wong was a Honduran economist, professor and politician. He twice served as Minister of Finance of Honduras, during the administrations of President Ricardo Maduro and President Porfirio Lobo Sosa. He was born in Honduras to Chinese ...

Christian, Bishop of Passau

Christian von Passau was the 19th Bishop of the Diocese of Passau from 991 to 1013. He was at the same time the first bishop who had secular rule over the city of Passau.

Saint Christina of Persia

Christina, born Yazdoi, was a Sasanian Persian noblewoman and Christian martyr. Christina was from Karka dBeth Slokh in the region of Beth Garmai. Her father, Yazdin, son of Mihrzbiroi, was the governor of Nisibis. She converted from Zoroastriani ...

Chrysocheir

Chrysocheir, also known as Chrysocheres, Chrysocheris, or Chrysocheiros, all meaning "goldhand", was the second and last leader of the Paulician principality of Tephrike from 863 to 872.