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Thomas de Leu

Thomas de Leu or Leeuw or Le Leup or Deleu was a French engraver and print dealer of Flemish origin. He was the son of a print dealer in Oudenaarde and began his career in Antwerp, where he worked for Jean Ditmar and was influenced by the Wierix. Sometime after 1576 and before 1580 he went to Paris to work for the painter and engraver Jean Rabel. In 1583 he married Marie Caron, daughter of Antoine Caron, one of the principal painters of the Second School of Fontainebleau. Although it has been stated that he was thereby the brother-in-law of the engraver Léonard Gaultier, this is not the case. In the Wars of Religion he managed to switch from the side of the Catholic League to that of Henry IV; as a result, he became enormously wealthy, running a productive workshop and publishing numerous prints by other artists. His apprentices included Melchior Tavernier. In 1605 he married Charlotte Bothereau, his daughter Charlotte married Claude Vignon. He died in Paris, his first dated engraving is Justice.

He produced more than 300 plates of portraiture, including one of Catherine de' Medici, many engravings on religious subjects, such as Christ in Blessing and a set of 25 plates depicting The Life of Saint Francis. He provided illustrations for books; as one of the most important engravers of his time, de Leu's pieces are sought. Other famous subjects include Claude de Sainctes, Jacques of Savoy, several plants for Mattias de Lobel's Plantarum Seu Stirpium Icones, Sir Francis Drake, de Leu himself. Of the engravings from the period, the plate for his self-portrait is by far the most sought-after, as only a few prints of the portrait exist given as gifts to family members and close friends and the existence of the plate has never been acknowledged. Many enthusiasts of sixteenth-century engraving have speculated as to where the plate is, in such circles questions of its location/ownership can go on for hours, generating wild conspiracy stories and hypotheses about now-unknown printing methods used by De Leu.

Notes Cited sources Bassani, Paola Pacht. "Vignon, Claude" in Turner 1996, vol. 32, pp. 509–510. Benezit. "Leu, Thomas de", vol. 8, p. 915, in Benezit Dictionary of Artists. Paris: Gründ. ISBN 9782700030709. Grivel, Marianne. "Gaultier, Léonard" in Turner 1996, vol. 12, pp. 203–204. Grivel, Marianne. "Leu, Thomas de" in Turner 1996, vol. 19, p. 257. Turner, editor; the Dictionary of Art, reprinted with minor corrections in 1998. New York: Grove. ISBN 9781884446009. Other sources Grivel, Marianne. Le Commerce de l'estampe à Paris au XVIIe siècle. Geneva: Droze. Listings at WorldCat. Linzeler, André. Inventaire du fonds français: graveurs du seizième siècle. Paris: Maurice Le Garrec. Paris: Bibliothèque nationale. Listings at WorldCat. Media related to Thomas de Leu at Wikimedia Commons

Lachlan Og Maclean, 1st Laird of Torloisk

Lachlan Og MacLean, 1st Laird of Torloisk was the second son of Sir Lachlan Mor Maclean and the first Laird of Torloisk. He was the second son of Sir Lachlan Mor Maclean, he received from his father a charter of the lands of Lehire-Torloisk, forfeited by the son of Ailean nan Sop, afterward confirmed by royal grant, he was present at the Battle of Gruinnart, was wounded. He was a witness to a charter given by his father to Martin MacGillivray of Pennyghael, subscribed himself in the Irish characters, Mise Lachin Mhac Gilleoin, he was an important man in his day, was so influential that he was compelled to make his appearance before the privy council. He was first married to Marian, daughter of Sir Duncan Campbell of Achnabreck and had: Hector MacLean, 2nd Laird of TorloiskHe was a second time married to Margaret, daughter of Captain Stewart of Dumbarton, but had no children, he was a third time married to Marian, daughter of Donald MacDonald of Clanranald, had: Hector Maclean Lachlan Og Maclean, who died unmarried but had a son Donald Maclean Lachlan Catanach Maclean was killed at Inverkeithing Ewen Maclean John Diuriach Maclean married the daughter of John Maclean, Laird of Ardgour and had Allan and several daughters Other children include: Allan Maclean who died unmarried at Harris, Neil Maclean who married a daughter of Lochbuie, Jannet Maclean, Mary Maclean, Catherine Maclean, Julian Maclean, Isabella Maclean.

Neil married a daughter of Lochbuie, by whom he had a daughter and Lachlan, who died a lieutenant-colonel in the British service. Lachlan Og lived to an advanced age, was succeeded by his eldest son, Hector MacLean, 2nd Laird of Torloisk; this article incorporates text from A history of the clan Mac Lean from its first settlement at Duard Castle, in the Isle of Mull, to the present period: including a genealogical account of some of the principal families together with their heraldry, superstitions, etc, by John Patterson MacLean, a publication from 1889 now in the public domain in the United States

Assens station

Assens railway station was the terminus of the Tommerup-Assens railway line, connecting the town of Assens with the Funen Main Line on the island of Funen in central Denmark. The station opened along with the other stations on the Tommerup-Assens line in 1884, it was built to a design by Niels Peder Christian Holsøe who had become head architect of the Danish State Railways in 1880. Prior to his appointment, Holsøe had developed a standardized building, consisting of a high central section flanked by two lower shoulders, in a romanticizing Neo-Romanesque style; this design was introduced with the construction of Strib railway station in 1860. At Assens, it was expanded with two low towers in Italian style. Holsøe designed a new post office, built next to the station; the station came out of use when the Tommerup–Assens line was closed to passenger traffic in 1965. Media related to Assens Station at Wikimedia Commons

2002 Malian presidential election

Presidential elections were held in Mali on 28 April 2002, with a run-off on 12 May. The previous president, Alpha Oumar Konaré, stood down after 10 years in office, having been term limited by the Malian constitution to two terms. Amadou Toumani Touré won the election with 65% of the vote in the second round. Twenty-four candidates stood in the election. Only one candidate, a woman who would have been the country's first female presidential candidate if she had been allowed to run, was prevented from standing for election after failing to provide the deposit of $7,000. In order to register to contest the elections, candidates had to provide a deposit of $7,000; this was returned. Each candidate was entitled to have a representative at each of the 12,400 polling booths; the election was held using the two-round system, with a second round held as none of the candidates received over 50% of the vote in the first round. Overall, international observers said the election was transparent. After the first round of voting, the Constitutional Court cancelled over 500,000 of the ballots due to problems such as unregistered voters and missing election reports.

Regional results of second round Electoral Geography Post-election Statement on Mali Elections, June 7, 2002 Carter Center Provisional results

Dames Point Bridge

The Dames Point Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge over the St. Johns River in Jacksonville, Florida on the Interstate 295 East Beltway. Construction began in 1985 and was completed in 1989; the main span is 1,300 feet, is 175 feet high. The bridge was designed by RS&H, Inc.. The Massman Construction Company built the bridge; the bridge's cables are arranged on multiple vertical planes in a slight modification to the harp stay arrangement. Main span cables are paired to anchor into the tower in a vertical plane while side span cables pair up to anchor in a horizontal plane such that four cables anchor in each tower at the same elevation; until the 2003 completion of the Sidney Lanier Bridge in Brunswick, Georgia the Dames Point Bridge was the only bridge in the United States to feature the harp stay arrangement. It remains one of the largest cable-stayed bridges in the United States, with 21 miles of cable. On May 15, 1989, while inspectors were checking the bridge for cracks and fissures, the boom arm holding a bucket snapped, leaving the bucket tilted on its side and the workers at risk of plummeting hundreds of feet to the river below.

Rescuers rappelled down the side of the bridge to the workers and brought all of them to safety. The story of this rescue effort was aired on Rescue 911 on September 12 of the same year. Transport portal Engineering portal Florida portal List of crossings of the St. Johns River Media related to Dames Point Bridge at Wikimedia Commons Dames Point Bridge on Google Street View Mike Strong's Dames Point Bridge site The bridge on Rescue 9-1-1 John Weeks Dames Point Bridge Dames Point Bridge - Bridgehunters.com