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ZIARAT (" a Mahommedan shrine ")

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Originally appearing in Volume V28, Page 979 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ZIARAT (" a Mahommedan shrine "), the summer residence of the chief commissioner of Baluchistan, and sanatorium for the European troops at Quetta: 885o ft. above the sea and33 M. by cart-road from the railway. There is a good water-supply, and the hills around are well-wooded and picturesque. ZICHY (of Zich and Vasonykeo), the name of a noble Magyar family, conspicuous in Hungarian history from the latter part of the 13th century onwards. Its first authentic ancestor bore the name of Zayk, and this was the surname of the family until it came into possession of Zich in the 15th century. It first came into great prominence in the 16th century, being given countly rank in 1679 in the person of the imperial general Stefan Zichy (d. 1693). His descendants divided, first into two branches: those of Zichy-Palota and Zichy-Karlburg. The Palota line, divided again into three: that of Nagy-Lang, that of Adony and Szent-Miklos, and that of Palota, which died out in the male line in 1874. The line of Zichy-Karlburg (since 1811 Zichy-Ferraris) split into four branches: that of Vedrod, that of Versony, and those of Daruvar and Csicse, now extinct.
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