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  Sigismund von Herberstein - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Siegmund (Sigismund) Freiherr von Herberstein, (or Baron Sigismund von Herberstein), (August 23, 1486—March 28, 1566), Austrian diplomat, writer and historian.
Herberstein was born in 1486 in Vipava (German Wippach) in the region of Carniola, South Austria (now Slovenia) to Leonhard von Herberstein and Barbara von Lueg, members of the prominent German family which had already resided in Herberstein Castle for nearly 200 years.
Herberstein's knowledge of Slovene, acquired in his youth, allowed him to communicate freely with Russians, as Slovene and Russian both belong to the Slavic languages.
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 Rerum Moscoviticarum Commentarii - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Herberstein was an Austrian diplomat who was twice sent to Russia as Austrian ambassador, in 1517 and 1526.
As a result, Herberstein was able to produce the first detailed eyewitness ethnography of Russia, encyclopedic in its scope, providing an accurate (very accurate for the time) view of trade, religion, customs, politics, history, even a theory of Russian political culture.
One final thing for which Herberstein and his book was noted, though not widely understood, was his contribution to a spelling confusion which did not emerge until the end of the 19th century and still causes disagreement: he recorded the spelling of tsar as czar.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rerum_Moscoviticarum_Commentarii   (1050 words)

 Sigismund III: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library
Sigismund intervened in Russia, in the turmoil after the death of Boris Godunov, by sanctioning Polish support of the two pretenders who claimed to be Dmitri.
Sigismund's use of Austrian aid to limit the powers of the diet and the dissatisfaction of the Protestants led to a rebellion (1606–7) under Nicholas Zebrzydowski, the palatine of Kraków.
Sigismund, who emerged victorious in...king of Poland, Ladislas III, as grand prince, in spite of...After the death of Ladislas III 1444 Casimir was elected...
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 ipedia.com: Sigismund von Herberstein Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Baron Sigismund von Herberstein,, Austrian diplomat, writer and historian.
Baron Sigismund von Herberstein, (1486-1566), Austrian diplomat, writer and historian.
In 1526 he was asked to produce a formal report on his experinces in Russia, but this remained relatively unnoticed in the archives until he was able to find time to revise and expand it, which he possibly started in the 1530s.
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 Ludwig von Bertalanffy: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
However, he experienced discrimination at the behest of American academe in that he declined to portray himself as a victimised refugee (refugee: An exile who flees for safety) from Nazism (Nazism: A form of socialism featuring racism and expansionism) and returned to work in Europe.
The individual growth model (model: A representative form or pattern) published by von Bertanlanffy in 1934 is widely used in biological models and exists in a number of permutations.
The growth model is a differential equation in the tradition of earlier demographic (demographic: A statistic characterizing human populations (or segments of human populations broken down by age or sex or income etc.)) models, also used to model surplus production (biomasses rather than number of individuals or length of individuals).
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 Mapping Russia - the early years   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Sigismund von Herberstein was sent to Russia as ambassador to the Austrian court in 1517 and later in 1526.
Herberstein wrote about his travels in the seminal work 'De Rerum Moscoviticarum Commentarii', first published in Basle in 1549.
Jakobus Gastaldi produced an elegant woodcut entitled 'Moschovia Nova Tabula' in 1548 which was later used by Herberstein in the Italian edition of his 'Commentarii'.
www.vnbc.dircon.co.uk /Russia_early.html   (138 words)

French adopted this form during the 19th century, and it became frequent in English towards the end of that century, following its adoption by the Times newspaper in Britain.
The spelling czar originated with the Austrian diplomat Baron Sigismund von Herberstein, whose Rerum Moscoviticarum Commentarii (1549) (literally Notes on Muscovite Affairs) was the main source of knowledge of Russia in early modern western Europe.
It is not found in any of the Slavic languages.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ts/Tsar.html   (535 words)

 Julius von Payer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Julius von Payer an Austro-Hungarian (Austro-Hungarian: more facts about this subject) arctic (arctic: A waterproof overshoe that protects shoes from water or snow) explorer, was born September 2, 1841, in Schönau near Teplice (Teplice: teplice (german: teplitz) is a city of the czech republic, in the usti nad labem...
In 1912 he planned (at the age of seventy) an expedition in a submarine to the North Pole (North Pole: The northernmost point of the Earth's axis).
Julius von Payer, "Die Österreich-Ungarische Nordpol Expedition in den Jahren 1869-1874" (Wien 1876) (The Austro-Hungarian North Pole Expedition of 1869 to 1874", Vienna, 1876)
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 YourArt.com >> Encyclopedia >> io:1566   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
June 20 (O.S.) - King Sigismund III of Poland (d.
September 18 - King Sigismund III of Poland/Sigismund I of Sweden (died 1632)
March 28 - Sigismund von Herberstein, Austrian diplomat (born 1486)
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 Notes Upon Russia
This is done because they are afterwards looked upon as degraded by the other buffaloes, and axe not admitted into their herd; and the calves which are produced by the cross breed are not long lived.
The King Sigismund Augustus, at the time I was ambassador at his court, made me a present of one which was just dropped, and which the hunters had taken, driven half-lifeless from the herd.
Queen Bona, the mother of Sigismund Augustus, presented to me two girdles of this kind, one of which my most serene mistress, the Queen of the Romans, graciously accepted as a present from me.
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 HERBERSTEIN, Sigismund von; & others., Rerum Moscoviticarum Commentarii...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A classic study, incorporating three fine maps; the first printed plan of Moscow and two woodcut maps of the region.
Herberstein, an Austrian diplomat who was twice sent to Russia as Austrian ambassador, in 1517 and 1526, was the first foreign visitor to speak the language and record his experiences.
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 glbtq >> literature >> Russian Literature
The mother of modern dance, Isadora Duncan brought her feminist consciousness to the stage; and in her bohemian private life, she constantly challenged society's rules.
One of the earliest gay photographers of the male nude, Baron Wilhelm von Gloeden created images that evoke a dreamy vision of forbidden desire, while also raising questions about sexual tourism and kitsch.
Nikolai Gogol's repressed homosexuality is reflected obliquely in nearly all of his works, especially in the fear of marriage that permeates his stories and plays.
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 Herberstein   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
of Herberstein Castle (see summary in English, note "Schloss" means "Castle"),
Johann bei Herberstein, in the area of Hartberg, NE of Graz,
The most famous member of the family is Baron Sigismund von Herberstein, 16th cent.
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 Boston Globe Online / From the Archives / Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Ever since Baron Sigismund von Herberstein published his 16th-century ``Notes upon Russia,'' generations of Western commentators have expressed their ambivalence about this prodigious country, awed by its splendrous court and extravagant customs, yet repulsed by its pervasive backwardness and squalor.
Observers have sought to fathom the mechanism behind a society that could produce such extraordinary creative work even as the greater part of its populace lived in penury and fear.
www.boston.com /globe/search/stories/books/bruce_lincoln.htm   (976 words)

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