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Great (The)


Abbas I., Shah of Persia. (1557, 1585–1628.)

Albertus Magnus, the schoolman. (1193–1280.)

Alfonso III., King of Asturias and Leon. (848, 866–912.)

Alfred, of England. (849, 871–901.)

Alexander, of Macedon. (B.C. 356, 340–323.)

St. Basil, Bishop of Cæsareʹa. (329–323.)

Canute, of England and Denmark. (995, 1014–1036.)

Casimir III., of Poland. (1309, 1333–1370.)

Charles I., Emperor of Germany, called Charlemagne. (742, 764–814.)

Charles III. (or II.), Duke of Lorraine. (1543–1608.)

Charles Emmanuel I., Duke of Savoy. (1562–1630.)

Constantine I., Emperor of Rome. (272, 306–337.)

Couperin, (Francis), the French musical composer. (1668–1733.)

Douglas, (Archibald the great Earl of Angus. also called Bell-the-Cat [q.v.]). (Died 1514.)

Ferdinand I., of Castile and Leon. (Reigned 1034–1065.)

Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg, surnamed The Great Elector. (1620, 1640–1688.)

Frederick II., of Prussia. (1712, 1740–1786.)

Grecory I., Pope. (544, 590–604.)

Henri IV., of France. (1553, 1589–1610.)

Herod Agrippa I., Tetrarch of Abileʹnë, who beheaded James (Acts xii.). (Died A.D. 44.)

Hiao-wen-tee, the sovereign of the Hân dynasty of China. He forbade the use of gold and silver vessels in the palace, and appropriated the money which they fetched to the aged poor. (B.C. 206, 179–157.)

John II., of Portugal. (1455, 1481–1495.)

Justinian I. (483, 527–565.)

Lewis I., of Hungary. (1326, 1342–1381.)

Louis II., Prince of Conde, Duc dʹEughien. (1621–1686.)

Louis XIV., called Le Grand Monarque. (1638, 1643–1714.)

Mahomet II., Sultan of the Turks. (1430, 1451–1481.)

Maximilian, Duke of Bavaria, victor of Prague. (1573–1651.)

Cosmo diʹ Medici, first Grand Duke of Tuscany. (1519, 1537–1574.)

Gonzales Pedro de Mendoza, great Cardinal of Spain, statesman and scholar. (1503–1575.)

Nicholas I., Pope (was Pope from 858–867).

Otho I., Emperor of Germany. (912, 936–973.)

Peter I., of Russia. (1672, 1689–1725.)

Pierre III., of Aragon. (1239, 1276–1285.)

Sforza (Giacomo), the Italian general. (1369–1424.)

Sapor or Shah-pour, the ninth king of the Sassanʹidēs (q.v.). (240, 307–379.)

Sigismund, King of Poland. (1466, 1506–1548.)

Theoʹdoric, King of the Ostrogoths. (454, 475–526.)

Theodoʹsius I., Emperor. (346, 378–395.)

Matteo Visconti, Lord of Milan. (1250, 1295–1322.)

Vladimir, Grand Duke-of Russia. (973–1014.)

Waldemar I., of Denmark. (1131, 1157–1181.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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