Paul

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Paul

noun \ˈpl\

Definition of PAUL

:  an early Christian apostle and missionary and author of several New Testament epistles

Origin of PAUL

Latin Paulus, from Greek Paulos
First Known Use: before 12th century

Paul

biographical name \ˈpl\

Definition of PAUL

name of 6 popes: especially III (Alessandro Farnese) 1468–1549 (pope 1534–49); V 1552–1621 (pope 1605–21); VI (Giovanni Battista Montini) 1897–1978 (pope 1963–78)

Paul

biographical name \ˈpa(-ə)l\

Definition of PAUL

Wolfgang 1913–1993 Ger. physicist

Paul

biographical name    (Concise Encyclopedia)

(born Oct. 1, 1754, St. Petersburg, Russia—died March 23, 1801, St. Petersburg) Tsar of Russia (1796–1801). He was the son of Peter III and Catherine II, whom he succeeded as emperor in 1796. He reversed many of Catherine's policies, strengthened the autocracy, and established the law of succession within the male line of the Romanov dynasty. He provoked the hostility of the nobles and the army with his tyrannical rule and capricious foreign policy, which drew Russia into war with France. In a plot by the nobles to depose him and place his son Alexander (later Alexander I) on the throne, Paul was assassinated.

Variants of PAUL

Paul Russian Pavel Petrovich

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