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Dante Alighieri
Dante was from a noble family, orphaned as a boy and educated by the Dominicans. (According to the Encarta Encyclopedia his father did not die until he was 18, which would put him beyond th... [more]

Gaveston, Piers
It has always been taken for granted that Gaveston, executed in 1312, was the lover of King Edward II. He had been introduced to the court by Edward I and brought up in the royal household ... [more]

Gertrude the Great
Gertrude was an oblate , taken to the convent of Hefta in Thuringia at the age of five, and she remained a nun for life. From the age of 25 she was subject to mystical experiences, especia... [more]

Juliana of Liège
Juliana was orphaned as a child and brought up in a convent, where she began to have visions. In 1206 she was professed as a nun. In 1230 she became superior of the convent but there was co... [more]

Tangiia Nui
Tangiia Nui was named Uenga by his mother, Ka'ungake Ariki ki te Marama, when he was born; later his grandfather, Amaru Enua, named him Rangi. He was adopted by his uncle, Pou te Vananga... [more]

Te Ariki Upoko Tini
Taputapu Atea was born to Iro Nui ma Ota and Te Toko o te Rangi. He was sent to be fostered on Easter Island where he grew up. Iro's cousin Tangiia Nui had, he thought, lost all of his chil... [more]

Tinh Hue
Princess Tinh Hue was the adoptive daughter of King Tran Hung Dao. She was married to his favorite general, Pham Ngu Lao (1255-1320) in 1275. Pham, his mother and daughter are the objects o... [more]

Tu Tapu
Tu Tapu was the birth son of Maonga and Pou Teo and was adopted by Maonga's brother, Pou te Vanangaroa ki Iva, high chief of Tahiti and the Marquesas. Pou had two born-to sons and another a... [more]
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