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Maximus of Hispania

Maximus, also called Maximus Tyrannus, was a Roman usurper in Hispania. He had been elected by general Gerontius, who might have been his father. Relations between the usurper Constantine III and his general Gerontius, who had been sent to Hispan ...

Maxixcatl

Maxixcatl was the tlatoani of the Nahua altepetl of Ocotelolco at the time of the Spanish conquest of Mexico. Ocotelolco was one of the four towns that formed the state of Tlaxcallan. Mase Ecasi gave his daughter, baptized as Dona Luisa, to Juan ...

Richard May (cricketer)

Richard "Dick" May was a first-class cricketer who was a well-known bowler for Kent sides in the 1760s and 1770s. Mays known first-class career spanned the 1773 and 1780 seasons. His brother Tom May was a noted batsman, also playing for Kent at t ...

Maya (mother of the Buddha)

Queen Māyā of Sakya was the birth mother of Gautama Buddha, the sage on whose teachings Buddhism was founded. She was sister of Mahāpajāpatī Gotamī, the first Buddhist nun ordained by the Buddha. In Buddhist tradition Maya died soon after the bir ...

Thomas McAnea

Thomas Charles McAnea, also known as Hologram Tam, was a Scottish master counterfeiter, regarded as one of the most skillful in Europe with regard to banknote security holograms. Had they not been foiled by police, McAneas two most audacious sche ...

John McDonough (piper)

John "Mac an Asal" McDonough was an Irish piper. McDonough was a native of Annaghdown, County Galway but had travelled widely throughout Ireland, spending a great deal of time in Dublin. According to ONeill, "old people speak of this remarkable p ...

Eugene McHale

Eugene J. McHale was president of the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball. McHale joined the Yankees front office in 1972. He was named Yankees president in 1983, succeeding Lou Saban. McHale served as an administrator, not involving himsel ...

Bernie McKinnon

Bernie McKinnon was a Canadian ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer and tennis coach for St. Lawrence for over 30 years. He was the head coach both mens and womens teams for most sports as well as for freshman teams when varsity status was limited to thr ...

Mechell

Saint Mechell was the 6th century founder and first abbot of the clas of Llanfechell, on Anglesey in north-west Wales. St Mechells day is celebrated on 15 November. It is claimed that he is buried in Llanfechell. He was said to have been a Breton ...

Megabyzus

Megabyzus was an Achaemenid Persian general, son of Zopyrus, satrap of Babylonia, and grandson of Megabyzus I, one of the seven conspirators who had put Darius I on the throne. His father was killed when the satrapy rebelled in 482 BCE, and Megab ...

Meherdates

Meherdates was a Parthian prince who competed against Gotarzes II for the Parthian crown from 49 to 51. A son of Vonones I, he was ultimately defeated and captured by Gotarzes II, who although spared him, had his ears mutilated, an act that disqu ...

William Meldrum (bishop)

William Meldrum was a prelate in the late 15th- and early 16th-century kingdom of Scotland. He appears to have come from the Meldrum family of Seggie, as suggested by the otters on his arms. He was vicar of Brechin parish and a canon of the cathe ...

Melito of Sardis

Melito of Sardis was the bishop of Sardis near Smyrna in western Anatolia, and a great authority in early Christianity. Melito held a foremost place in terms of Bishops in Asia due to his personal influence on Christianity and his literary works, ...

Princess Meng

Princess Meng was a princess of the Chinese/Xiongnu state Northern Liang. Her husband was Juqu Mengxun. Very little is known about Princess Meng. She was mentioned as Juqu Mengxuns wife in 413, when she thwarted an assassination attempt against h ...

Alexander, Earl of Menteith

Alexander was the eldest son and heir of Walter Bailloch Stewart and Mary I, Countess of Menteith and was the Mormaer or Earl of Menteith succeeding his mother the de jure countess. The first mention of him in records is with his brother John de ...

Gille Crist, Earl of Menteith

Gille Crist is the first known Mormaer of Menteith, but almost certainly not actually the first. He is named in a charter of King Mael Coluim IV, dated to 1164, regarding the restoration of Scone Priory, which had recently been destroyed by fire. ...

John Graham, Earl of Menteith

John Graham, Earl of Menteith was a Scottish nobleman. Graham became Earl of Menteith by courtesy of his wife, Mary Menteith, Countess of Menteith in her own right, daughter of Alan Menteith, 7th Earl of Menteith.

Muireadhach II, Earl of Menteith

Muireadach II of Menteith, ruled 1213-1231, is the son of Gille Crist and the third known Mormaer of Menteith. Muireadach gained the Mormaerdom by challenging the rights of the current Mormaer, his elder brother, also called Muireadhach, hence Mu ...

Mentuhotep II

Nebhepetre Mentuhotep II was a Pharaoh of the 11th Dynasty who reigned for 51 years. Around his 39th year on the throne he reunited Egypt, thus ending the First Intermediate Period. Consequently, he is considered the first pharaoh of the Middle K ...

Mentuhotep IV

Nebtawyre Mentuhotep IV was the last king of the 11th Dynasty. He seems to fit into a 7-year period in the Turin Canon for which there is no recorded king.

Johann Christof Merck

Johann Christof Merck, or Merk was a German painter who specialized in uniformed portraits and animals.

Antonia Merighi

Antonia Margherita Merighi was an Italian contralto active between 1711 and 1744 and known for her performances in operas by George Frideric Handel.

Merneptah

Merneptah or Merenptah was the fourth pharaoh of the Nineteenth Dynasty of Ancient Egypt. He ruled Egypt for almost ten years from late July or early August 1213 BC until his death on May 2, 1203 BC, according to contemporary historical records. ...

Merolilan of Rheims

Merolilian was an Irish preacher who is commemorated on May 18 and/or 31st. He was killed at Rheims, France. No tradition of him or his exact origins survived in Ireland, only a cult based at Rheims.

Metrobius

Metrobius was an actor in the Roman Republic, he was said to be the male lover of Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix, the famed general and dictator. Metrobius is mentioned twice by Plutarch in his Parallel Lives, who clearly disapproves of his relatio ...

Steven van der Meulen

Steven van der Meulen was a Flemish artist active c. 1543–1564. He gained prominence in England in the first decade of the reign of Elizabeth I as one of many Flemish artists active at the Tudor court. He is best known for the "Barrington Park" p ...

Meurig ap Hywel

Meurig ap Hywel was a 9th-century prince of Gwent in southeastern Wales. The Chronicle of the Princes reported that in the year 843 AD, "Saxons" invaded Anglesey. Meurig, son of King Hywel of "Morgannwg" actually, only part of Glywysing, was said ...

Lady Mi

Lady Mi was a younger sister of Liu Beis associate Mi Zhu who gave her to him as a principal wife after Liu Beis wife or wives and children had been captured by Lu Bu in 196. Though information on her life are scarce. She is mostly remembered for ...

Michael of Klopsk

Michael of Klopsk, died ca. 1458, was a 15th-century Russian Orthodox fool-for-Christs-sake associated with the Klopsky Holy Trinity Monastery near Novgorod on the river Veryazha. According to Valentin Yanin, Michael was the son or grandson of Dm ...

Michael VI Bringas

Michael VI Bringas, called Stratiotikos or Stratioticus or Gerontas, reigned as Byzantine emperor from 1056 to 1057.

Micythus

Micythus, son of Choerus, was a tyrant of Rhegium, Zancle, and he also founded the city of Pyxus in the 5th century BC. He was at first a slave in the service of Anaxilas, tyrant of Rhegium, but gradually rose to so high a place in the confidence ...

Miles (bishop of Susa)

Miles, sometimes Mar Miles, was the bishop of Susa in the Sasanian Empire from before 315 until his martyrdom around 340. He was executed by the Sasanian authorities at the start of the Forty-Year Persecution. His life - his efforts to evangelize ...

Abraham Minz

Abraham ben Judah ha-Levi Minz was an Italian rabbi who flourished at Padua in the first half of the 16th century. Minz studied chiefly under his father, Judah Minz, whom he succeeded as rabbi and head of the yeshiva of Padua. According to Gedali ...

Mirza Ata-Allah Isfahani

Mirza Ata-Allah Isfahani was a high-ranking Persian statesman in the early Safavid era, who served as the vizier of Azerbaijan, Qarabagh, and Shirvan.

Misail Pstruch

Misail Pstruch was an Ancient Rus Eastern Orthodox metropolitan–elect bishop of Kiev and all Rosiya in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Misail is better known for his letter to Pope Sixtus IV in connection to the Florentine Union. His real last name ...

Mithridates of Cius

Mithridates, son of Ariobarzanes prince of Cius, is mentioned by Xenophon as having betrayed his father, and the same circumstance is alluded to by Aristotle. He may or may not be the same Mithradates who accompanied the younger Cyrus, or the sam ...

Mithridates III of Parthia

Mithridates year of birth is not specified by ancient historians, but his coin mints illustrate him as a middle-aged man. He was probably a son of Mithridates II. In July/August 87 BC, Mithridates III usurped the Parthian throne from Orodes I. Ar ...

Mithridates IV of Pontus

Mithridates IV of Pontus, sometimes known by his full name Mithridates Philopator Philadelphus, was a prince and sixth ruler of the Kingdom of Pontus.

Danuta Mizgalska

She made her debut in Potockis: Trends Polish - Prady, 1971 in Poznan. She graduated from the School of Arts running by Estrada Poznan under Jerzy Milian and Zbigniew Gorny directory. For short time she joined Stoleczna Estrada, then moved to the ...

Saint Modan

St Modan was the son of an Irish chieftain. He became a monk and built a chapel at Dryburgh, Scotland, in 522 which he used as a base for several years. This later became the site of a monastery: Dryburgh Abbey. He actively proselytised on behalf ...

Andre Mollet

Andre Mollet was a French garden designer, the son of Claude Mollet - gardener to three French kings - and the grandson of Jacques Mollet, gardener at the chateau dAnet, where Italian formal gardening was introduced to France.

Mo Lua of Killaloe

Saint Molua, was an Irish saint, who was a Christian abbot in the Early Middle Ages. Saint Moluas feast day is on August 4.

Marina the Monk

Marina, distinguished as Marina the Monk and also known as Marinos, Pelagia and Mary of Alexandria, was a Christian saint from part of Asian Byzantium, variously said to be Syria or Lebanon. Details of the saints life vary. Marina probably lived ...

Michael Monomachos

Michael Senachereim Monomachos was a high-ranking Byzantine official, who served as governor of Thessalonica and Thessaly. He reached the high rank of megas konostaulos.

Pierre II de Montferrand

Pierre II de Montferrand, lord of Landiras, was a French knight who served the English during the Hundred Years’ War. He was the Governor of Blaye and was executed in July 1454.

Bertrand de Montredon

He was consecrated by Pope Urban II, and was bishop of Nimes from 1095 to 1097 and then of Narbonne from 1097–1106. As Bishop of Nimes he attended the Council of Clermont in 1095, and the synod convened for the blessing of Maguelonne island and t ...

Vendol Moore

Vendol Moore is a former West Indian cricketer. Moores batting and bowling styles are unknown. He was born on Montserrat. Moore made his first-class debut for Leeward Islands against the Windward Islands in 1967 at Sturge Park, Plymouth. He made ...

Charles Douglas, 5th Lord Mordington

Charles Douglas, 5th Lord Mordington, son of George Douglas, 4th Lord Mordington by his wife Catherine nee Lauder, was a Jacobite. He went to sea when he was young and did not return to Britain until after his fathers death. Engaging in the 1745 ...

Thomas de Morham

Sir Thomas de Morham, Lord of Morham, was a 13th-14th century English noble. Morham was a noted patriot of the Scottish cause during the First War of Scottish Independence and was held a prisoner of the English in the Tower of London for 17 years.

Morphia of Melitene

Morphia was the daughter of an Armenian nobleman named Gabriel or Khoril, in Armenian, the ruler of the city of Melitene. Although ethnically Armenian, the family practised the Greek Orthodox faith. Melitene was a neighbour of the crusader County ...