- a gold coin formerly used as currency in Portugal, first issued in the early 18th century.
Origin of johannes
1750–60, Americanism; after the name Joannes (John V, of Portugal) in the coin's legend. See John
- a male given name, form of John.
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Examples from the Web for johannes
The first article, published in March 2000, was on atonality by a scholar at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany.You Can Look It Up: The Wikipedia Story
October 19, 2014
Enter Johannes Kopf and his so-called “hyperlapse” technology, shown in the video below.Viral Video of the Day: Hyper Time-Lapse Video
August 11, 2014
Prior to Dubacher, Brother Johannes Leutenegger spent 25 years as the Verena hermit.Swiss Town: Have Cave, Want (Social and Outgoing) Hermit
May 9, 2014
First, Father Johannes Baptiste is found in the rectory, his throat slit.This Week’s Hot Reads: July 8, 2013
July 8, 2013
They are on view in the group show called “Cleaning Up”, curated by Samuel Draxler for Johannes Vogt Gallery in New York.Communism with a Human's Faces
April 1, 2013
Inscribed in old hand by Johannes Baptista Bassus on the title.
He sold his library to the Polish nobleman Johannes a Lasco.Erasmus and the Age of Reformation
Johannes was peculiarly suited by nature for a work of compromise.The Swedish Revolution Under Gustavus Vasa
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From the first he was to her, "Johannes," and she was "Clara" to him.
Robert was forty-three, Clara was thirty-four, and Johannes was twenty.
- a Portuguese gold coin minted in the early 18th century
C18: after Joannes (King John V) of Portugal, whose name was inscribed on the coin
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