Konrad Eberhard

Konrad Eberhard, a German sculptor and painter, born at Hindclang, Bavaria, Nov. 25, 1768, died in Munich, March 13, 1859. He studied at Munich and Rome, and in 1816 became professor of sculpture in the academy of fine arts at Munich. He painted many pictures illustrating the conflicts, progress, and triumphs of the Christian religion. Among his best works are the tomb of the princess Caroline in the Theatinerkirche, and the statues of St. George and St. Michael before the Isar gate in Munich.


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Koorile Islands

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Kooror Kura Anc. Cyrus (Kur)

Kooror Kura Anc. Cyrus (Kur), a river of Russian Georgia, which rises in the mountains W. of Kars, in the Turkish vilayet of Erzerum. It flows N. E. into Transcaucasia until it approaches the S. base of the Caucasus, when it turns E. S. E. and runs nearly parallel with that range to the Caspian sea, which it enters by three mouths 80 m. S. S. W. of Baku. It is about 800 m. long, and navigable 66 m. from its mouth by small vessels. Its banks are high, and well wooded except near its mouth. Its waters are yellowish and turbid, and the current, though smooth, is rapid. Its principal affluents are the Aras and Alazan. Gori and Tiflis are on its banks.


Kopparberg (formerly Fahlun), a lan or district of Sweden, in the province of Svea-land, bounded N. by Jemtland, E. by. Gefle-borg, S. and S. W. by Westmanland, Orebro, and Wermland, and W. by Norway; area, 11,-230 sq. m.; pop. in 1872, 178,890. It is very mountainous, and contains several valleys and branches of the river Dal and its tributaries. Rye, barley, and oats thrive chiefly in the southeast. Cattle are extensively reared, and the lakes and rivers abound in fish. But the prosperity of the district is mainly derived from its great wealth of timber and minerals. The copper mines are the largest in Sweden, and porphyry is converted here into many fine articles, and ironware is made in large quantities. The inhabitants are Dalecarlians, and their district was long known as a province under the name of Dalecarlia. Capital, Fahlun.


Korat, a neutral territory of Asia, governed by an independent prince, on the boundaries of Siam and Cambodia; pop. about 60,000. The people are chiefly engaged in making sugar and in copper mining. The capital, of the same name, 138 m. N. E. of Bangkok, has about 7,000 inhabitants. It is on an elevated plateau, accessible only by ascending a thickly wooded steep, called Dorg Phaja Fai, "forest of the king of fire," on account of its gloomy aspect and foul atmosphere.


Kornegalle, a town of Ceylon, 55 m. N. E. of Colombo, noted for its beautiful situation within the shade of a stupendous rock, for the remains of a city, once one of the capitals of Ceylon, and for an ancient temple where the footprint of Buddha is hollowed in the rock, in the same manner as on Adam's Peak, and to which pilgrims resort from the most distant part of the island. The place is surrounded by dense forests, and every cottage of the modern town has a garden.