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1356–1410, king of Aragón and count of Barcelona (c.1395–1410) and, as Martin II, king of Sicily (1409–10). He succeeded his brother, John I, in Aragón and became king of Sicily on the death of his son, Martin I of Sicily, who had married Maria, last of the Sicilian branch of the house of Aragón. Martin of Aragón and Sicily died without a male heir and thus was the last ruler from the Catalan dynasty of Aragón. After a two-year interregnum, his nephew, Prince Ferdinand of Castile, was chosen (1412) king of Aragón and Sicily as Ferdinand IFerdinand I,
1379?–1416, king of Aragón and Sicily and count of Barcelona (1412–16), second son of John I of Castile; nephew and successor of Martin of Aragón. In 1406, Ferdinand became regent of Castile during the minority of his nephew, John II.
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see swallowswallow,
common name for small perching birds of almost worldwide distribution. There are about 100 species of swallows, including the martins, which belong to the same family. Swallows have long, narrow wings, forked tails, and weak feet.
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(Turčiansky Svaty Martin), a city in Czechoslovakia, in the Central Slovakia Region of the Slovak Socialist Republic. Population, 33,000 (1972). In the socialist era, it has become an important center for general machinery construction; there is also a pulp and paper industry. The Slovak National Museum is there.

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any of various swallows of the genera Progne, Delichon, Riparia, etc., having a square or slightly forked tail


1. Archer John Porter. 1910--2002, British biochemist; Nobel prize for chemistry 1952 (with Richard Synge; 1914--94) for developing paper chromatography (1944). He subsequently developed gas chromatography (1953)
2. Chris. born 1977, British rock musician, lead singer of Coldplay. He is married to the US actress Gwyneth Paltrow.
3. Frank. 1890--1974, Swiss composer. He used a modified form of the twelve-note technique in some of his works, which include Petite Symphonie Concertante (1946) and the oratorio Golgotha (1949)
4. Sir George (Henry). born 1926, British record producer and arranger, noted for his work with the Beatles
5. John. 1789--1854, British painter, noted for his visionary landscapes and large-scale works with biblical subjects
6. Michael (John). born 1945, Scottish Labour politician; speaker of the House of Commons from 2000
7. Saint. called Saint Martin of Tours. ?316--?397 ad, bishop of Tours (?371--?397); a patron saint of France. He furthered monasticism in Gaul. Feast day: Nov. 11 or 12
8. Steve(n). born 1945, US film actor and comedian; his films include The Jerk (1979), Roxanne (1987), and Bowfinger) (1999)
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In his new role, Marcin will liaise extensively with global Enterprises and LSPs who need advice and technology to streamline their content localization processes and manage their businesses with greater efficiency.
<B The family of Marcin Porczyk may never know the full details of his death
A statement from Mrs Kaminski said: "He was not suicidal and I am not aware of any problems that Marcin would have had with anyone."
The pair were due to get married in Brazil when Emery got the call for The Voice Of Ireland and Marcin encouraged him to follow his dreams and unleash Emmie.
Marcin's claim was denied by the insurance company, he said.
Marcin, shown visiting with a young patient through a 2-way video.
This anthology contains 122 poems written by Polish poets since the 1980s: Marcin Baran, Wojciech Bonowicz, Przemyslaw Dakowicz, Mariusz Grzebalski, Krzysztof Jaworski, Marzanna Kielar, Krzysztof Koehler, Wojciech Kudyba, Jaroslaw Mikolajewski, Andrzej Niewiadomski, Jacek Podsiadlo, Jan Polkowski, Tomasz R zycki, Marcin Sendecki, Andrzej Sosnowski, Dariusz Suska, Artur Szlosarek, Janusz Szuber, Marcin Swietlicki, Eugeniusz Tkaczyszyn-Dycki, and Wojciech Wencel.
But even more peculiar, writer-director Marcin Koszalka wants his audience to identify with the sociopath in question.
At the Denver conference, three leaders in the field of telemedicine will come together for a panel entitled "The Convergence of Telehealth, Telemedicine and mHealth: Improving Quality and Access while Reducing Cost." They are James Marcin, M.D., M.P.H., director of the pediatric telemedicine program, and a professor of pediatric critical care, at the UC Davis Children's Hospital in California; Doris Barta, MHA, director of telehealth services, at the Partners in Health Telemedicine Network (PHTN), St.
Polish man Marcin Szymala, 30, and his 28-year-old brother Slawoumir were charged with possessing [euro]3.1million worth of drugs with the intent to sell.
TEHRAN (FNA)- A 25-year-old man identified only as Marcin K filed suit against the Polish Roman Catholic Church, alleging that the church is at least partly responsible for the sexual abuse the man suffered at the hands of a clergyman who is now serving a two-year prison sentence.
The Washington Wizards reportedly consider re-signing veteran center Marcin Gortat, who was traded by the Phoenix Suns to Washington before the start of the season, a source close to situation reported on Thursday.