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John II

(Mercurius) died a.d. 535, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 533–535. Unabridged
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John II

called the Good. 1319–64, king of France (1350–64): captured by the English at Poitiers (1356) and forced to sign treaties (1360) surrendering SW France to England
called the Perfect. 1455–95, king of Portugal (1481–95): sponsored Portuguese expansion in the New World and reduced the power of the aristocracy
surnamed Casimir Vasa. 1609–72, king of Poland (1648–68), who lost much territory to neighbouring countries: abdicated
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mercurius in the Bible

the Hermes (i.e., "the speaker") of the Greeks (Acts 14:12), a heathen God represented as the constant attendant of Jupiter, and the god of eloquence. The inhabitants of Lystra took Paul for this god because he was the "chief speaker."

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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