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Marcian

(mär`shən), 396–457, Roman emperor of the East (450–57); successor of Theodosius II, whose sister PulcheriaPulcheria
, 399–453, Roman empress of the East (414–53), daughter of Arcadius and Eudoxia. She became coruler with her brother, Theodosius II, and regent in 414. Theodosius remained under her influence most of his life.
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 he married in 450. Orthodox in religious affairs, he convoked (451) the Council of Chalcedon (see Chalcedon, Council ofChalcedon, Council of,
fourth ecumenical council, convened in 451 by Pulcheria and Marcian, empress and emperor of the East, to settle the scandal of the Robber Synod and to discuss Eutychianism (see Eutyches).
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). He curtailed court expenses and endeavored to lighten taxation. His refusal to pay tribute to AttilaAttila
, d. 453, king of the Huns (445–53). After 434 he was coruler with his brother, whom he murdered in 445. In 434, Attila obtained tribute and great concessions for the Huns in a treaty with the Eastern Roman emperor Theodosius II, but, taking advantage of Roman wars
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 precipitated the Hunnic invasion of the Roman Empire. With him the Theodosian dynasty came to an end in the East. Leo I succeeded him.
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For an introduction to this later use, including examples from primary sources, see Lucas Van Rompay, "A Letter of the Jews to the Emperor Marcian Concerning the Council of Chalcedon," Orientalia Lovaniensia Periodica 12 (1981): 215-224.
An influential and lasting voice in their camp was that of Andrea Navagero (1483-1529), poet, official historian of Venice, and librarian of the Marcian library, who addressed the debate on more formal grounds.
Berthold Over ("Notizie settecentesche sulla musics a San Marco: I Notatori di Pietro Gradenigo") examines the richly informative manuscript chronicle of an eighteenth-century patrician, while Gilberto Pressacco ("La cappella marciana nella corrispondenza Candotti-Tomadini") considers selections from the extensive correspondence of two nineteenth-century Friulian letiristi with leading musicians of the Marcian ambience in 1840-70.
Sasson (inventor of the digital camera), and the team of Federico Faggin, Marcian E.
The Collegiate Inventors Competition finalists encompass the essence of innovation and the importance of hands-on problem solving," said competition judge and 1996 National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductee Marcian (Ted) Hoff, Jr.
The Collegiate Inventors Competition advances the innovative spirit in higher education by recognizing students for their emerging ideas and encouraging them to remain on the path to entrepreneurship," says Competition judge and National Inventors Hall of Fame Inductee Marcian E.
Clair Kilby); the team that developed the world's first microprocessor (Federico Faggin, Marcian Hoff, Stanley Mazor and Masatoshi Shima); researchers who created the first room-temperature semiconductor laser (Zhores Alferov, Izuo Hayashi and Morton Panish); and the inventor of the liquid-crystal display (George Heilmeier).
Both panels included Inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame: Don Bateman (aircraft safety systems), Thomas Fogarty (embolectomy catheter), Marcian Hoff (microprocessor), Alois Langer (implantable defibrillator), Don Keck (optical fiber), Steve Sasson (digital camera), Gary Starkweather (laser printer), and James West (electret microphone).
Last year's Noyce Award recipients were the inventors of the microprocessor Federico Faggin, Marcian Edward (Ted) Hoff, Jr.
Noyce Award, to the inventors of the microprocessor, Federico Faggin, Marcian Edward (Ted) Hoff, Jr.
Marcian "Ted" Hoff, Stanley Mazor, and Federico Faggin were inducted in 1996 for the microprocessor; Robert Dennard was inducted in 1997 for dynamic random access memory; and George Smith and Willard Boyle were inducted in 2006 for the charge-coupled device that makes digital imaging possible.
The Internet revolution impacted the insurance industry earlier and with greater effect than nearly any other industry," said Doug Marcian, Executive Vice President of Great American's American Money Management venture subsidiary.