Akakia, Doctor

Akakia, Doctor, a satire of a very biting nature by Voltaire, directed against pretentious pedants of science in the person of Maupertuis, the President of the Royal Academy of Sciences at Berlin, which so excited the anger of Frederick the Great, the patron of the Academy, that he ordered it to be burnt by the common hangman, after 30,000 copies of it had been sold in Paris!

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Ak`aba * Akakia, Martin
Aix, Isle of
Aix-la-Chapelle`
Aix-les-Bains`
Ajac`cio
Ajalon, Valley of
A`jan Coast
A`jax
Ajmere`
Ajodhya
Ak`aba
Akakia, Doctor
Akakia, Martin
Ak`bar
Akenside, Mark
Akers, B. P.
Akerman`
Akiba, Ben Joseph
Akkas
Akron
Aksakof`
Aksu