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…Śuddhodana then sent a close friend of Siddhartha, Kaludayi, to invite him to return. Kaludayi also chose to become a monk, but kept his word to invite the Buddha back to his home. The Buddha accepted his father’s invitation and returned to visit his home. During this visit, he preached the dharma to Suddhodana.

… been first elected to the Grand National Assembly in the 2011 general election from the Justice and Development Party (AKP). He is seen as a close supporter of Fethullah Gülen, having left the AKP following a dispute between AKP Prime…

Zeta until his death. While he was battling in the south of Kosovo, Đurađ’s younger brother Balša II married Komnina, a close cousin of Emperor Stefan Dušan’s wife, Jelena. Through the marriage, Đurađ II received a generous dowry in land,…

…Đurađ married his daughter Katarina to Ulrich II of Celje in 1433, a close cousin of the Hungarian Queen, in an effort to secure better relations with Serbia’s northern neighbor. His other daughter Mara, he had to marry to Sultan Murad II.

…Ümit Özdağ was born on 3 March 1961 in Tokyo, Japan, where his father Muzaffer Özdağ served as a Turkish government advisor. His mother, Gönül Özdağ, would go on to serve as the first MHP Womens’ Wing President. His father was a close ally…

…Ólafur was born in Reykjavík, Iceland where he played for Fylkir. After the Icelandic season had come to a close, he was looking for new employment, and found it with Arsenal on 1 July 2001. Ólafur was loaned back to Fylkir over a part of the 2003 season, and was voted the best young player in the Icelandic league 2003.

… held to a draw and a replay was required. That game was also a close affair, however, Kerry’s goal-scoring ability proved the key. A 3-10 to 1-12 score line saw Kerry claim the victory and gave Ó Sé an All-Ireland winners’ medal with the Kerry under-21 team.

…Ó Cionnaith was a supporter of the efforts to move Sinn Féin into a more socialist position and was a close confidante of figures such as IRA Chief of Staff Cathal Goulding, along with Seán Garland and Tomás Mac Giolla. He strongly opposed the emergence of the Provisional Irish Republican Army, regarding its campaign as sectarian.

…Ó Cinnéide first came to prominence on the inter-county scene as a member of the Kerry minor football team in the early 1990s. He lined out in the provincial decider in that grade in 1992 with Cork providing the opposition. A close game…

… in economics at the London School of Economics. He was a close collaborator of François Mitterrand and held several government positions in the 1980s and 1990s. He is a member (currently on leave) of the Conseil d’État, having been…

…Émilie du Châtelet, a close friend of Voltaire and a first-rate physicist in her own right, was the first scientist to appreciate the significance of kinetic energy, as opposed to momentum. She repeated and described the importance of an…

…Émile Zola was a boarder at the Lycée Mignet (then the Collège Bourbon) from 1852 until 1858. There as an adolescent he formed a close friendship with Baptistin Baille and Paul Cézanne. Following the death of his father François Zola in…

… developed a close relationship with Lucas and his family, eventually marrying Lucas’ daughter, Henriette, in 1861. In 1867, Henriette gave birth to a son, Emile Henri. Six weeks after the birth, having contracted severe rheumatism, Henriette…

…Çambel was born in Berlin, German Empire on August 27, 1916, to Turkish military attaché Hasan Cemil Bey (Çambel), a close associate of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of the Turkish Republic, and Remziye Hanım, the daughter of Ibrahim…

… appointed chairman of the company Fomentinvest, and worked at that company with Pedro Passos Coelho during the 2000s. Correia, an experienced member of PSD, is a close friend of Passos Coelho, both inside their party and corporate governance careers, and is considered Passos Coelho’s political mentor.

…Álvarez lost a close decision to William Gare in South Africa for the World Boxing Foundation Super Middleweight title.

… imperial capital upon the completion of his studies, but maintained a close connection with his homeland. While in Vienna, he illustrated the epic novel The Deluge (Potop) by Polish Nobel Prize-winning novelist Henryk Sienkiewicz.

… time at a Grand Slam in Paris as the 32nd seed but lost in the first round to the unseeded Stefano Napolitano. At the 2017 MercedesCup the home crowd saw him reach the semifinals, where he lost a close three setter to Feliciano Lopez. Then…

Zuri – A grumpy and gigantic elderly warrior. A close friend of the late T’Chaka, and one of T’Challa’s most trusted advisers.

… (HPV 6) and a monkey lymphotropic polyomavirus that is a close relative to a recently discovered human Merkel cell polyomavirus, as well as techniques to immortalize cells with Epstein-Barr virus and to induce replication of the virus using…

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