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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Cesnola, Luigi Palma di (search)
Cesnola, Luigi Palma di Archaeologist; born near Turin, Italy, July 29, 1832; attended the Royal Military Academy; came to the United States in 1860; and entered the army as colonel of the 4th New York Cavalry; was wounded and captured in the battle of Aldie, in June, 1862. Later he was appointed United States consul at Cyprus, and while there made extensive archaeological explorations, and secured a large collection of antiquities which were placed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City in 1873. He became director of the museum in 1878.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), International law, (search)
subjects or others; third, that whatever force the laws of one country have in another depends solely on the municipal laws of the latter. There have been numerous congresses of international law experts for the purpose of simplifying and making more definite the obligations which one country owes to another, and in these congresses the United States has occupied a conspicuous place. The Association for the Reform and Codification of the Law of Nations held its first session in Brussels, Oct. 10, 1873, and subsequent ones were held in Geneva, The Hague, Bremen, Antwerp, Frankfort, London, Berne, Cologne, Turin, and Milan. An Institute of International Law was organized in Ghent in 1873, and has since held numerous sessions in various cities of Europe, The most conspicuous action of the nations concerning the abolition of international hostilities was taken in the Peace Conference at The Hague, in 1899, to which the United States was also a party. See codes; field, David Dudley.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Kossuth, Lajos (Louis) 1802- (search)
year the Hungarians rose in insurrection against Austria; on April 14, 1849, the Diet declared Hungary independent, and appointed Kossuth governor; on Aug. 11 following Kossuth resigned his functions to General Gorgei; and, on the surrender of the latter two days afterwards, Kossuth fled to Turkey, where he remained in exile till 1851. In 1851-52 he visited the United States and received a hearty welcome in Louis Kossuth. all the principal cities. Subsequently he resided in London and in Turin, where he died, March 20, 1894. Under the title of Schriften aus der emigration he published his memoirs in 1881-82. In the United States. After his flight to Turkey the Austrian government demanded his extradition. The United States and England interfered, and he was allowed his freedom, with his family and friends. The United States government sent the war-steamer Mississippi to bring him to the United States, and early in the autumn of 1851 he embarked for this country. While i
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Sclopis, Paul Frederick de Salerno, Count 1789-1878 (search)
Sclopis, Paul Frederick de Salerno, Count 1789-1878 Diplomatist; born in Turin, Italy, Jan. 10, 1789; studied law at the University of Turin; took his legal degrees in 1818; and soon rose to eminence as a lawyer and jurist. He was also distinguished as an historian, and gave his first historical lecture before the Turin Academy of Science, in 1827. This was followed, in 1833, by a History of ancient legislation in Piedmont and the History of Italian legislation. His fame as a jurist wasor Emanuel bestowed upon him the order of Annunziata, the highest of the kingdom. When, in 1871, Victor Emanuel was asked to appoint an arbitrator for the tribunal, at Geneva, to decide upon the claims growing out of the devastations committed by the cruiser Alabama, he selected Count Sclopis, and he was chosen by his colleagues president of the tribunal. For his services. on that occasion, the United States government presented him a service of silverplate. He died in Turin, March 8, 1878.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Waldenses (search)
rly as 1100, their confession of faith published 1120. Their doctrine condemned by the council of Lateran, 1179. They had a translation of the Bible, and allied themselves to the Albigenses, whose persecution led to the establishment of the holy office or inquisition. The Waldenses settled in the valleys of Piedmont about 1375, but were frequently dreadfully persecuted, notably 1545-46, 1560, 1655-56, when Oliver Cromwell, by threats, obtained some degree of toleration for them; again in 1663-64 and 1686. They were permitted to have a church at Turin, December, 1853. In March, 1868, it was stated that there were in Italy twenty-eight ordained Waldensian ministers and thirty other teachers. Early in 1893 a delegation was sent to the United States to investigate the advantages of forming a settlement in some favorable locality. It resulted in their purchasing several thousand acres of land in Burke county, N. C., and establishing a colony the same year, calling the place Waldese.