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Nicetas the Goth

Nicetas is a Christian martyr of the 4th century, venerated particularly in the Russian Orthodox Church. His feastday is 15 September. Nicetas, a Gothic soldier, lived in the Danube region at the margins of the Byzantine Empire. Presumably, he re ...

Nicetius

Saint Nicetius was a bishop of Trier, born in the latter part of the fifth century, exact date unknown; died in 563 or more probably 566.

Nicholas III, Lord of Mecklenburg

Nicholas III, Lord of Mecklenburg was from 1264 to 1289 Lord of Mecklenburg. He was the son of John I and his wife, Luitgard of Henneberg 1210-1267, the daughter of Count Poppo VII of Henneberg. On 9 January 1266, he was appointed canon of Lubeck ...

Nicholas of Brechin

Nicholas was a Scottish churchman and prelate active at the end of the 13th century. While holding the office of sub-dean of Brechin Cathedral, he got provided bishop of Brechin by Pope Boniface VIII on 21 January 1297. A concurrent mandate was s ...

Nicholas of Clairvaux

Nicholas of Clairvaux, also Nicholas of Montieramey was a French Benedictine monk who later became a Cistercian monk. He was a secretary of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, and the author of letters and sermons.

John Nicholl (mariner)

John Nicholl was an English mariner and author who joined an expedition to the English colony Guiana in 1605. He was shipwrecked and rescued by Spaniards who imprisoned him as a spy. He returned to England in 1607 and published an account of his ...

Nicochares

Nicochares was an Athenian poet of the Old Comedy, son of the comic playwright Philonides and contemporary with Aristophanes. The titles of Nicochares plays, as enumerated by Suidas, are, Αμυμώνη, Πέλοψ, Γαλάτεια, Ηρακλής Γάμων, Ηρακλής Χορηγός, ...

Nicomedes I of Bithynia

Nicomedes I, second king of Bithynia, was the eldest son of Zipoetes I, whom he succeeded on the throne in 278 BC.

Nidan

Nidan was a Welsh priest and, according to some sources, a bishop, in the 6th and 7th centuries. He is now commemorated as a saint. He was the confessor for the monastery headed by St Seiriol at Penmon, and established a church at what is now kno ...

Ninurta-apal-Ekur

Ninurta-apal-Ekur, inscribed md MAS-A- e-kur, meaning" Ninurta is the heir of the Ekur,” was a king of Assyria in the early 12th century BC who usurped the throne and styled himself king of the universe and priest of the gods Enlil and Ninurta. H ...

Niqmepa

Niqmepa was the fifth-from-last King of Ugarit, a city-state in northwestern Syria. Niqmepa was a contemporary of Mursili II and Hattusili III, the great Hittite kings, as well as Horemheb and Seti I of Egypt.

Nonna of Nazianzus

Saint Nonna of Nazianzus was the wife of Gregory of Nazianzus the Elder, and the mother of Gregory the Theologian, Caesarius, and Gorgonia. She lived in Cappadocia, a province of the Roman Empire in present-day central Turkey.

Gospatric, Earl of Northumbria

Gospatric or Cospatric, was Earl of Northumbria, or of Bernicia, and later lord of sizable estates around Dunbar. While his paternal ancestry is uncertain, his descendants held the Earldom of Dunbar, later known as the Earldom of March, in south- ...

Nuh ibn Asad

Nuh ibn Asad was a Samanid ruler of Samarkand. He was a son of Asad. In 819, Nuh was granted authority over the city of Samarkand by Caliph Al-Mamuns governor of Khurasan, Ghassan ibn Abbad, as a reward for his support against the rebel Rafi ibn ...

Alfonso Nuñez

Alfonso Nuñez was a Galician nobleman and military leader. He was the eldest son of Nuño Velazquez and Fronilde Sanchez, daughter of Count Sancho Ordoñez. From at least 28 January 1090 Nuños power lay in the region of Limia. On 13 June 1104, he a ...

Pilip Ballach O Duibhgeannain

Pilip Ballach O Duibhgeannain was an Irish historian. A member of the Clan O Duibhgeannain and a hereditary historian, Pilip was a resident of Cloonybrien, County Roscommon. With Brian na Carriag MacDermot and others he compiled the Annals of Lou ...

Sigraid O Maolconaire

Sigraid O Maolconaire was the Ollamh Siol Muireadaigh, died 1487. The Annals of Connacht, sub anno 1487, state: O Mailchonaire, that is Sigraid son of Sean Ruad, died. The later compilation known as the Annals of the Four Masters provide more det ...

Michael Ochiltree

Michael Ochiltree was a 15th-century Scottish prelate and administrator. A close associate of King James I of Scotland, from the late 1410s he rose in rank from canon to Dean of Dunblane and then Bishop of Dunblane. He was responsible for the cor ...

Oda of Meinersen

Oda was a member of a noble dynasty from Lower Saxony, the Meinersen. Odas parents are unknown, but her brother, Burchard, was the vicedominus of the bishops of Halberstadt between 1227 and 1269. Oda is only mentioned in documents issued in 1248 ...

Odo the Great

Odo the Great, was the Duke of Aquitaine by 700. His territory included Vasconia in the south-west of Gaul and the Duchy of Aquitaine, a realm extending from the Loire to the Pyrenees, with the capital in Toulouse. He fought the Carolingian Frank ...

Oengus Olmucaid

Oengus Olmucaid, son of Fiachu Labrainne, was, according to medieval Irish legend and historical tradition, a High King of Ireland. During the reign of his father, he conquered Scotland. He came to power by killing the incumbent High King, Eochu ...

Oenomaus (rebel slave)

Oenomaus was a Gallic gladiator, who escaped from the gladiatorial school of Lentulus Batiatus in Capua. Together with the Thracian Spartacus and the fellow Gauls Crixus, Castus and Gannicus, he became one of the leaders of rebellious slaves duri ...

Eve de Bermingham, Lady of Offaly

Eve de Bermingham, suo jure Lady of Offaly, was a Norman-Irish heiress, being the only child of Robert de Bermingham who was enfeoffed by Strongbow with part of the kingdom of Ui Failghe. This fief became the barony of Offaly which she as the suo ...

Richard Oldham (bishop)

Richard Oldham was a pre-Reformation cleric who served as the Bishop of Sodor and Man in the second half of the 15th century. He was elected Abbot of Chester in 1455 and appointed Bishop of Sodor and Man on 11 or 15 February 1478, holding both po ...

Zofia Olesnicka

Zofia Olesnicka was a Polish Calvinist noblewoman, for many years considered to be the first Polish woman poet for a collection of Protestant hymns published in Cracow in 1556. However more recent scholarship has questioned the attribution of thi ...

Basilio Pina de Oliveira Seguro

Basilio Pina de Oliveira Seguro was a Portuguese colonial administrator and a military officer. He was governor of the district of Cabo Delgado in Mozambique from 1961 to 1969. He was governor of Cape Verde for over a month from March to 25 April ...

Oliver of Ancona

Saint Oliver of Ancona - also known as Oliver of Portonuovo, Oliverius or Liberius -, is a saint of the catholic and orthodox Christian churches. His day is 3 February. He was a Benedictine monk from Santa Maria di Portonuovo, a community at the ...

Oltos

Oltos was a Late Archaic Greek vase painter, active in Athens. From the time between 525 BC and 500 BC, about 150 works by him are known. Two pieces, a cup in Berlin and a cup in Tarquinia, are signed by him as painter. Oltos is thought to have b ...

Onela

Onela was according to Beowulf a Swedish king, the son of Ongentheow and the brother of Ohthere. He usurped the Swedish throne, but was killed by his nephew Eadgils, who won by hiring foreign assistance. In Scandinavian mythology a Norwegian king ...

Orion of Thebes

Orion of Thebes was a 5th-century grammarian of Thebes, the teacher of Proclus the neo-Platonist, and of Eudocia, the wife of Emperor Theodosius II. He taught at Alexandria, Caesarea in Cappadocia and Constantinople. He was the author of a partly ...

Orodes I of Parthia

Orodes I, was king of the Parthian Empire from 80 to 75 BC. He was the son and heir of Gotarzes I. His reign is relatively obscure. His throne may have been usurped in 87–80 BC by his supposed uncle Mithridates III, however, this has found little ...

Orodes II

Orodes II, was King of Kings of the Parthian Empire from 57 BC to 37 BC. He was a son of Phraates III, whom he murdered in 57 BC, assisted by his elder brother Mithridates IV. The two brothers quickly fell out and entered into a dynastic struggle ...

Orodes I of Elymais

Orodes I of Elymais was the ruler of Elymais in the late 1st-century. Unlike the previous rulers of the kingdom, he belonged to a cadet branch of the Arsacid dynasty. His reign thus marks the start of a second line of rulers that replaced the ori ...

Orontes II

Orontes II was a Persian noble living in the 4th century BC. He is probably to be identified as the satrap of Armenia under Darius III, and may in fact have succeeded Darius in this position when Darius ascended the throne of Persia in 336 BC. Ar ...

Osburh

Osburh, or Osburga, was the first wife of King Æthelwulf of Wessex and mother of Alfred the Great. Alfreds biographer, Asser, described her as "a most religious woman, noble in character and noble by birth". Osburhs existence is known only from A ...

Oscytel

Oscytel was a medieval Bishop of Dorchester and Archbishop of York. Oscytel was probably of Danish ancestry. He was related to Oswald, Bishop of Worcester and later Archbishop of York, and Thurcytel, who was abbot of Bedford Abbey. All three men ...

Osmund of Sussex

Osmund was a King of Sussex, apparently reigning jointly with Oswald, Ælfwald, and Oslac. According to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, version D, Osmund was reigning in Sussex when Archbishop Cuthbert died in 760, so his rule commenced before that eve ...

Osmundus

Osmund was a missionary bishop in Sweden in the mid-11th century. Also: Asmund; Old Swedish: Asmudær; Latin: Osmundus, Aesmundus. Born at an unknown date c. 1000, probably in England; educated at the schools of Bremen shortly? after 1014 when his ...

Osorkon I

Sekhemkheperre Osorkon I was an ancient Egyptian pharaoh of the 22nd Dynasty. Osorkons territory included much of the Levant; the Osorkon Bust found at Byblos is one of the five Byblian royal inscriptions.

Osorkon II

Usermaatre Setepenamun Osorkon II was the fifth king of the Twenty-second Dynasty of Ancient Egypt and the son of King Takelot I and Queen Kapes. He ruled Egypt from approximately 872 BC to 837 BC from Tanis, the capital of that dynasty. After su ...

Osric of Deira

Osric was a King of Deira in northern England. He was a cousin of king Edwin of Northumbria, being the son of Edwins uncle Æthelric of Deira. Osric was also the father of Oswine. After Edwin was killed in battle against Cadwallon ap Cadfan of Gwy ...

Hieronim Ossolinski

Hieronim Ossolinski, coat of arms Topor, was a Polish statesman, kasztelan of Sandomierz and Wojnicz, a delegate to the Sejm of 1569 and one of the signatories of the Union of Lublin, which formally united Poland and Lithuania into the Polish-Lit ...

Danylo Ostrozky

Danylo Ostrozky was probably Prince of Turaŭ, first Prince of Ostroh, and founder of the Ostrozky House.

Osulf I of Bamburgh

Osulf was high-reeve of Bamburgh and ruler of Northumbria. Sometimes called "earl", he is more surely the first recorded high-reeve of Bamburgh and the man who, after assisting in the death of its last independent ruler Erik Bloodaxe, administere ...

Otto III, Count of Waldeck

Otto III, Count of Waldeck-Landau was the second ruling count of the elder Waldeck-Landau line, which had started. He was the son of Count Adolph III, who had founded the elder Waldeck-Landau in 1397, and his wife, Agnes of Ziegenhain.

Otto IV, Margrave of Brandenburg-Stendal

Otto IV, Margrave of Brandenburg-Stendal, nicknamed Otto with the arrow was the Margrave of Brandenburg from the House of Ascania from 1266 until his death.

Vela Ovequiz

Vela Ovequiz or Ovequez was a count in the Kingdom of Galicia during the reigns of Garcia II and Alfonso VI. He and his family owned properties around Lugo, which controlled the entrance to Galicia from western Asturias, where he was also a landh ...

Owain ap Hywel (Glywysing)

Owain ap Hywel was a king of Glywysing and Gwent in southeastern Wales. Owains father Hywel was king of Glywysing until his death around AD 886. Although the unified kingdom of Glywysing and Gwent became known as Morgannwg in honor of Owains son ...

Pakor I

Pakor I was king of Persis in the first half of the 1st century CE, a vassal state of the Parthian Empire. He is known to have adopted on his coins the same hairstyle used on the coins of the Parthian king Phraates III.

Pami

Usermaatre Setepenre Pami was an ancient Egyptian pharaoh of the 22nd Dynasty who ruled for 7 years. "Pami" in Egyptian, means "the Cat" or "He who belongs to the Cat."