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On this day: the death of Countess of Castiglione in 1899

On the 28th of November, 1899, Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione died, aged sixty-two.

Born on the 22nd of March, 1837 to an Italian aristocratic family, she was known for her beauty and for being the mistress of Emperor Napoleon III of France. 77 more words

History

Miles

ORIGIN:
Either from the Germanic “Milo”, possibly meaning “gracious” or “merciful”, or referencing the Latin word for “soldier”, or a variation of “Michael“. 68 more words

English

Katharine

ORIGIN:
Alternately spelled “Katherine”, “Catherine” / “Catharine”, etc., from the Greek for “pure”. Also an alternate spelling for the German “Katharina”. 184 more words

English

Hiram

ORIGIN:
Hebrew, meaning “exalted brother”.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Hi, High, Hirem, Huram, Hurem, Hy, Hyram, Hyrem.

REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Hiram Bowers, Madison Bowers’ father, a Boston choirmaster, in… 39 more words

English

Felipe

ORIGIN:
Spanish or Portuguese form of “Philip” / “Phillip”.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Felip, Felipinho, Filib, Filip, Filipe, Filippos, Filippus, Flip, Phil, Philip, Philippe, Philippos, Phillip, Pilib, Pip, etc. 52 more words

BOY NAMES

Silvo

ORIGIN:
Finnish version of “Silvius” or “Sylvester”, or possibly a variation of “Silvio”, the Italian / Spanish / etc. version of “Silvius”.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES: 34 more words

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