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Nicholas

(Nikolai Nikolayevich) (nyĭkəlī` nyĭkəlī`əvĭch), 1856–1929, Russian grand duke and army officer; first cousin of Czar Alexander IIIAlexander III,
1845–94, czar of Russia (1881–94), son and successor of Alexander II. Factors that contributed to Alexander's reactionary policies included his father's assassination, his limited intelligence and education, his military background, and the influence
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 and grandson of Czar Nicholas INicholas I,
1796–1855, czar of Russia (1825–55), third son of Paul I. His brother and predecessor, Alexander I, died childless (1825). Constantine, Paul's second son, was next in succession but had secretly renounced (1822) the throne after marrying a Polish
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. He served in the Russo-Turkish War of 1877–78. During the Revolution of 1905, he refused the czar's request that he become military dictator, thus forcing Nicholas to accept Count WitteWitte, Count Sergei Yulyevich
, 1849–1915, Russian premier. A railway administrator, he became minister of communications (1892) and minister of finance (1892–1903).
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's plan for an elective national assembly. Nicholas was made commander in chief of the Russian armies at the outbreak of World War I. In 1915 Czar Nicholas II, influenced by the czarina and Rasputin, relieved him of his post and took over the command himself. Grand Duke Nicholas was made commander in the Caucasus, where he won successes against the Turks until the February Revolution of 1917 deprived him of his command. He left Russia in 1919 and settled in France.

Nicholas

Saint. 4th-century ad bishop of Myra, in Asia Minor; patron saint of Russia and of children, sailors, merchants, and pawnbrokers. Feast day: Dec. 6
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Nikolaas now works with service company GHD as a consultant spatial scientist, working on projects such as helping a rural community find a suitable airport site and get rid of a dangerous railway crossing.
(2) Konrad Zacharias Lorenz (1903-89) recibio junto con Karl von Frish y Nikolaas Tinbergen el premio Nobel de Fisiologia y Medicina en 1973 por sus descubrimientos sobre la organizacion y emergencia de modelos de comportamiento tanto individuales como sociales.
van Goor, "A Madman in the City of Ghosts: Nikolaas Kloek in Pontianak", Itinerario 9,2 (1985): 196--211.
Haldane(6) introduced the first flickerings of a "synthetic theory of evolution." However, ethology was still up in the air, and moreover, its blossoming under the direction of Konrad Lorenz and Nikolaas Tinbergen would distance Darwinism's crucial problems (except in entomology where the study of insects had rapidly stimulated an interdisciplinarity more intense than elsewhere).
Peterson explores the background and influence of Jaak Nikolaas (Jacques-Nicolas) Lemmens (1823-1881), the organ professor at the Brussels Conservatoire.
His pioneering work in ethology (the study of animal behavior) led to his being awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1973, with Nikolaas Tinbergen and the zoologist Karl von Frisch.
Sinterklaas (abreviatura del holandes Sint Nikolaas) no era mas que una interpretacion flamenca de San Nicolas, un Santo que habia escapado la reforma protestante en Europa y que todavia a la fecha goza de fama y gran devocion.
American Dutch immigrants called him Sint Nikolaas which became Sinter Klaas.
The work by Cerling and his colleagues now offers an explanation for what triggered the rise of savannas, says Nikolaas J.
Mangelsdorf of Harvard University attempted to "arrive at some sort of model of what that [progenitor] maize was supposed to look like," says archaeologist Nikolaas J.
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this public contract concerns an assignment of services, In particular the collection, Transport and processing of the various waste streams of the az nikolaas. This also includes the provision of the necessary containers and equipment to collect the waste flows.