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{n: Annunciation, Lady Day, Annunciation Day, March 25} a festival commemorating the announcement of the Incarnation by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland



{n: Annunciation} (Christianity) the announcement to the Virgin Mary by the angel Gabriel of the incarnation of Christ

{n: Fahrenheit, Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit} German physicist who invented the mercury thermometer and developed the scale of temperature that bears his name (1686-1736)

{n: Gabriel} (Bible) the archangel who was the messenger of God

{n: Kaaba, Caaba} (Islam) a black stone building in Mecca that is shaped like a cube and that is the most sacred Muslim pilgrim shrine; believed to have been given by Gabriel to Abraham; Muslims turn in its direction when praying

{n: Lippmann, Gabriel Lippmann} French physicist who developed the first color photographic process (1845-1921)

{n: Mirabeau, Comte de Mirabeau, Honore-Gabriel Victor Riqueti} French revolutionary who was prominent in the early days of the French Revolution (1749-1791)

{n: Rossetti, Dante Gabriel Rossetti} English poet and painter who was a leader of the Pre-Raphaelites (1828-1882)

{n: Tirso de Molina, Gabriel Tellez} Spanish dramatist who wrote the first dramatic treatment of the legend of Don Juan (1571-1648)


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