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Encyclopedia > Acton

Acton is the name of several places, people and organizations:

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Places

England

  • Acton, Cheshire
  • Acton, Dorset
  • Acton, Staffordshire
  • Acton, Shropshire
  • Acton, Worcestershire
  • Acton, Suffolk
  • Acton, London

Of these, the London Acton is the largest. It is noteworthy for having no fewer than seven railway stations distinguished as North, South, East, West, Central, Mainline and Town. Four of these are on the London Underground and three on the regional rail network. Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Ethnicity... Acton is a place in the London Borough of Ealing, west London. ... Slight modifications to the famous London Underground roundel indicate the name of each station on platform and some outdoor signs. ...


In addition, there are several places in England with a compound name beginning with Acton: Acton Beauchamp, Acton Bridge, Acton Burnell, Acton Green (twice), Acton Pigott, Acton Place, Acton Reynald, Acton Round, Acton Scott, Acton Trussell, and Acton Turville.


Wales

  • Acton, Denbighshire, Wales

National motto: Cymru am byth (Welsh: Wales for ever) Waless location within the UK Official languages English(100%), Welsh(20. ...

USA

Acton, California is probably named for Acton, Massachusetts by a miner from there. Acton, Massachusetts is probably named for Acton, Suffolk (both are near towns named Sudbury). Acton is a town located in Los Angeles County, California. ... Acton is a town located in York County, Maine. ... Acton is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts about twenty-four miles west-northwest of Boston along Massachusetts Route 2 past Concord. ... Acton Township is a township located in Meeker County, Minnesota. ... Acton, Texas is a small community located about seven miles southeast of Granbury, Texas. ...


Canada

Acton is a former town in south central Ontario on the Black Creek, an eventual tributary of the Credit River. ... Actons Corners is a community in eastern Ontario in the township of North Grenville in the County of Leeds and Grenville. ... Acton Regional County Municipality is located in Central Quebec. ... Acton Vale is a town in south-central Quebec, Canada and is the seat of the MRC dActon. ... Saint-Nazaire-dActon is a parish in central Quebec, Canada in the Regional County Municipality of Acton. ... Saint-Théodore-d’Acton (Saint Theodore of Acton) is a municipality (municipalité) in the Regional County Municipality of Acton, in the province of Quebec, Canada. ...

Australia

Categories: Suburbs of Canberra (incomplete) | Suburbs of Canberra ... Two of Canberras best-known landmarks, Parliament House and (foreground) Old Parliament House. ... Motto: Pro Rege, Lege et Grege (For the Queen, the Law and the People) Nickname: (none) Other Australian states and territories Capital Canberra Government Administrator Chief Minister Const. ... View from the port of the city centre and Mt Wellington Hobart is the state capital of Tasmania, Australias island state. ... Motto: Ubertas et Fidelitas (Fertility and Faithfulness) Nickname: The Apple Isle Other Australian states and territories Capital Hobart Government Governor Premier Const. ...

People

The people of this name include:

John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton (January 10, 1834 - June 19, 1902), English historian, only son of Sir Richard Dalberg-Acton, 7th Baronet, and grandson of the Neapolitan admiral, Sir John Acton, 6th Baronet, was born at Naples. ... Sir John Francis Edward Acton, 6th Baronet (1736 - August 12, 1811) was prime minister of Naples under Ferdinand IV. He was the son of Edward Acton, a physician at Besançon, and was born there in 1736, succeeding to the title and estates in 1791, on the death of his... A prime minister may be either: the chief or leading member of the cabinet of the top-level government in a country having a parliamentary system of government; or the official, in countries with a semi-presidential system of government, appointed to manage the civil service and execute the directives... The following is a list of monarchs of Naples and Sicily: See also: List of Counts of Apulia and Calabria Hauteville Counts of Sicily, 1071-1130 Roger I 1071-1101 Simon 1101-1105 Roger II 1105-1130 Hauteville Kings of Sicily, 1130-1198 Roger II 1130-1154 William I 1154... Charles Januarius Edward Acton, (1803 - June 23, 1847), second son of John Francis Edward Acton, after education in England and taking his degree at Magdalene College, Cambridge in 1823, entered the Academia Ecclesiastica at Rome. ... A cardinal is a senior ecclesiastical official in the Roman Catholic Church, ranking just below the Pope and appointed by him as a member of the College of Cardinals, during a consistory. ... Richard Gerald Lyon-Dalberg-Acton, 4th Baron Acton (born July 30, 1941) is a British Labour politician who became Baron Acton, of Aldenham in the County of Shropshire, in 1989 upon his fathers death; in 2000, he was additionally created Baron Acton of Bridgnorth, of Aldenham in the County... The Labour Party is a centre-left political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics), and one of the United Kingdoms three main political parties. ... The Peerage is a system of titles of nobility which exists in the United Kingdom and is one part of the British honours system. ... In the United Kingdom, Life Peers are appointed members of the Peerage whose titles may not be inherited (those whose titles are inheritable are known as hereditary peers). ... Garibaldi may refer to: People Giuseppe Garibaldi, an Italian revolutionary; Michael Garibaldi, a fictional character in the television series Babylon 5; Garibaldi, a pop music group; Places Garibaldi, Oregon; Garibaldi, British Columbia; Mount Garibaldi; Other Giuseppe Garibaldi, an Italian aircraft carrier; The garibaldi, a fish; A Garibaldi biscuit; An Italian... Marsala is a seaport city located in the province of Trapani on the island of Sicily in Italy, of 77,784 inhabitants (2001). ... Harold Acton (July 5, 1904 - 1994) was an Anglo-Italian writer and dilettante who is probably most famous for inspiring the character of Anthony Blanche in Evelyn Waughs novel Brideshead Revisited (1945). ...

Organizations


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ACTON adheres to the safe harbor framework developed by the Department of Commerce in coordination with the European Commission.
Lord Acton (1834-1902). (1838 words)
In 1865, Acton married Countess Marie Anna Ludomilla Euphrosyne Arco-Valley6; and, was thus to fulfill a pledge made to his mother while at the side of her death bed.
Acton was a Catholic; and, a Catholic in England was at a considerable political disability.
Acton was one of a group of Catholics labeled, "Liberal Catholics."9 They were critical of the church in respect to its authoritarian organization (specifically, the Infallibility of the Pope10), and critical too of its past history (as for example: the Index, the Inquisition and the Massacre of St. Bartholomew11).
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