Humbert I

Humbert I,

1844–1900, king of Italy (1878–1900), son and successor of Victor Emmanuel II. A soldier by training, Humbert showed interest primarily in military affairs and foreign policy, and early expectations of his tolerance and liberalism were largely unfulfilled. Under the influence of his conservative wife, Margherita, Humbert became increasingly authoritarian, favoring the imperialistic and pro-German policies of premier Francesco Crispi and disregarding the recommendations of parliamentary leaders. His orientation helped lead to the conclusion of the Triple Alliance. Escaping two attempts on his life, he fell victim to an assassin at Monza. His son, Victor Emmanuel III, succeeded him.
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Both are neurotic scoundrels, yet there is a green lane in Paradise where Humbert is permitted to wander at dusk once a year; but Hell shall never parole Hermann.
Humbert Humbert is everything Nabokov seems to approve of.
Humbert is a fan of Michael Kenna, a British landscape photographer who often works in black and white.
A mechanical engineer graduate with an executive MBA from the HEC School of Management, Humbert is also a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
As his Dublin predecessor and fellow-connoisseur of fine perfumes, pretty sights and adolescent girls is assumed by Nabokov to have been, so Humbert Humbert is also made to see, without recognizing, his own creator and the omnipotent ruler of his universe in the fictional world that he inhabits in Nabokov's provincial America.
Humbert is rightly indignant that Keroularios closed the few Latin churches and monasteries in Constantinople.
Mr Humbert is being succeeded by Christian Streiff, a former executive of French building materials group Saint-Gobain.
Humbert is succeeded by Christian Streiff, who was formerly deputy CEO of building materials group Compagnie de Saint-Gobain SA, EADS said.
Mr Humbert is seen as a candidate acceptable to all sides, a former Daimler employee and already a trusted deputy to Mr Forgeard, having served under him as chief operating officer of Airbus.
But this expectation soon fails: this time Humbert is not interested in discussing this topic; instead he wishes to discuss the corruption of modern youth, the fact that his (and implicitly, his narratees') perception of young people as sexually innocent and ignorant is fundamentally wrong.
The success with which Humbert is able to confound the reader's Theory of Mind, Zunshine suggests, is the reason why we are charmed by this unscrupulous predator.
But chief executive Gustav Humbert is also calling for calm in a trade clash with the US and rival aircraft manufacturer Boeing over claims the loans would constitute illegal subsidies.