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Originally appearing in Volume V23, Page 782 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ROVIGO, a town of Venetia, Italy, capital of the province of Rovigo. It stands on the low ground between the lower Adige and the lower Po, 50 M. by rail S.W. of Venice and 27 M. S.S.W. of Padua, and on the Adigetto Canal, 17 ft. above sea-level. Pop. (1901) 6038 (town); 10,735 (commune). It is a station on the line between Bologna and Padua, with branches to ing December, and again in Edinburgh 1576 and Stirling 1578. Legnago and Chioggia. The architecture of the town bears Meanwhile he helped to compile the " Second Book of Discipline," the stamp both of Venetian and of Ferrarese influence. The and became more than ever opposed to the Episcopal system of cathedral church of Santo Stefano (1696) is of less interest than church government. He was a considerable scholar and is said La Madonna del Soccorso, an octagon with a. fine campanile, to have been the first to teach Hebrew in Scotland. He died begun in 1594 by Francesco Zamberlano of Bassano, a pupil of at Perth on the 16th of October 1580. Palladio. The town hall contains a library including some His son JOHN Row (1568—1646), minister of Carnock, wrote rare early editions, belonging to the Accademia de' Concordi, a Historie of the Kirk of Scotland 1558 to 1637, which was con-founded in 158o, and a fair picture gallery enriched with the tinued to 1639 by his son, the third John Row (c. 1598—c. 1672), spoils of the monasteries. The Palazzo Roncali is a fine Re- rector of the Perth grammar school and then (appointed by naissance building by Sanmicheli (1555). Two towers of its Cromwell) principal of King's College, Aberdeen, who, with his medieval castle remain. Wool, silk, linen and leather are father and grandfather was a famour Hebraist, but left the among the local manufactures. Church of Scotland to become an Independent minister. This Rovigo (Neo-Latin Rhodigium) appears to be mentioned as Historic was published by the Wodrow Society and by the Rodigo in 838. It was selected as his residence by the bishop Maitland Club in 1842. of Adria on the destruction of his city by the Huns. From ROWE, NICHOLAS (1674—1718), English dramatist and misthe 11th to the 14th century the Este family was usually in cellaneous writer, son of John Rowe (d. 1692), barrister and authority; but the Venetians took the place by siege in 1482 serjeant-at-law, was baptized at Little Barford in Bedford-and retained possession of it by the peace of 1484, and though shire on the 3oth of June 1674. Nicholas Rowe was educated the Este more than once recovered it, the Venetians, returning at Westminster School under Dr Busby. He became in 1688 in 1514, retained possession till the French Revolution. In a King's Scholar, and entered the Middle Temple in 1691. On 18o6 the city was made a duchy in favour of General Savary. his father's death he became the master of an independent The Austrians in 1815 created it a royal city. (T. As.) fortune. His first play, The Ambitious Stepmother, the scene
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