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Saint Patrick
Definition by Joshua J. Mark

Saint Patrick

Saint Patrick (5th century) is the best-known patron saint of Ireland and one of the most successful Christian missionaries in history. He is credited with expanding literacy in Ireland through the monastic orders he established, revising...
Saint Patrick
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Saint Patrick

A stained glass window depicting Saint Patrick, Ireland's patron saint. From the Saint Patrick Catholic Church, Junction City, Ohio.
Louis-Antoine de Saint-Just
Definition by Harrison W. Mark

Louis-Antoine de Saint-Just

Louis-Antoine de Saint-Just (1767-1794) was a prominent figure of the French Revolution (1789-1799). After his election to the National Convention in September 1792, he led the push for the execution of King Louis XVI of France (r. 1774-1792...
Hill of Tara
Definition by Joshua J. Mark

Hill of Tara

The Hill of Tara is an ancient Neolithic Age site in County Meath, Ireland. It was known as the seat of the High Kings of Ireland, the site of coronations, a place of assembly for the enacting and reading of laws, and for religious festivals...
Ancient Ireland
Definition by Joshua J. Mark

Ancient Ireland

Ireland is an island country located in the North Atlantic, bounded by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St. George's Channel. It is known as Eire in the Gaelic language, which comes from the old Irish Eriu, the name of a daughter of...
Mont-Saint-Michel
Definition by James Blake Wiener

Mont-Saint-Michel

Mont-Saint-Michel is the name of a tidal island located off the coasts of Normandy and Brittany, near the mouths of the Couesnon River and the town of Avranches in France. While the island of Mont-Saint-Michel has held cultural, religious...
Patrick Henry
Definition by Harrison W. Mark

Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry (1736-1799) was a Virginian lawyer and politician who played a vital role in the American Revolution (c. 1765-1789). Known for his brilliant oration, including the famous Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death speech, Henry served...
Saint Sophia Cathedral, Kyiv
Definition by Artem Vynohradov

Saint Sophia Cathedral, Kyiv

Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv, Ukraine is a monument of 11th-century architecture, painting, and mosaic work. The cathedral was named after Hagia Sophia and, as the main temple of the state, played the role of its spiritual, political and...
Top 5 Must-See Historical Sites in Dublin
Article by Wanda Marcussen

Top 5 Must-See Historical Sites in Dublin

Dublin has much to offer in cultural and historical experiences. It is a vibrant and colorful city, with a history dating back many centuries. Dublin has it all - from castles and a Viking harbor to ancient pubs, medieval libraries, and more...
Saint Patrick's Statue at Hill of Tara, County Meath, Ireland
Image by Joshua J. Mark

Saint Patrick's Statue at Hill of Tara, County Meath, Ireland

Saint Patrick's statue, Hill of Tara, County Meath, Ireland, erected in 2000 to replace an earlier work that had been destroyed.
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