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Joan Benoit Samuelson

Joan Benoit SamuelsonBorn: May 16, 1957Distance runner won Boston Marathon twice (1979,83); won first women's Olympic marathon in 1984 Games; Sullivan Award recipient in 1985.Pete SamprasR -…

Soyer, Alexis Benoît

(Encyclopedia) Soyer, Alexis Benoît älĕksē´ bənwä´ swäyā´ [key], 1809–58, French chef and writer on gastronomy and dietary reform. After the Revolution of 1830 he went to London and…

Mandelbrot, Benoît B.

(Encyclopedia) Mandelbrot, Benoît B. bənwä´ măn´dəlbrō˝, Fr. mäNdĕlbrô´ [key], 1924–2010, French-American mathematician, b. Warsaw, Poland, Ph.D. Univ. of Paris, 1952. Largely self-…

Coquelin, Benoît Constant

(Encyclopedia) Coquelin, Benoît Constant bənwä´ kôNstäN´ kôklăN´ [key], 1841–1909, French actor, known as Coquelin aîné [the elder]. He made his debut at the Comédie française…

Sauvé, Jeanne Mathilde Benoit

(Encyclopedia) Sauvé, Jeanne Mathilde Benoit zhän mätēld´ bənwä´ sōvā´ [key], 1922–93, Canadian government official, b. Prud'homme, Saskatchewan. Sauvé, who studied at the…

Benoît de Sainte-More

(Encyclopedia) Benoît de Sainte-More or Benoît de Sainte-Maure bĕnwä´ də săNt–môr´ [key], 1154–73, French trouvère. He was the author of the Roman de Troie, a romance in…

Hergé

(Encyclopedia) Hergé, pseud. of Georges Remi, 1907–83, Belgian cartoonist, creator of the cartoon character Tintin. The boy reporter and his faithful fox terrier Milou (Snowy in…

Dares Phrygius

(Encyclopedia) Dares Phrygius dâr´ēz frĭj´ēəs [key], supposed author of a history of the Trojan War. Dares of Phrygia is mentioned by Homer in the Iliad as a priest of Troy.…

Abbo of Fleury

(Encyclopedia) Abbo of Fleury äbō´, flörē´ [key], Fr. Abbon de Fleury, 945?–1004, French monk at the abbey of Fleury (at present-day Saint-Benoît-sur-Loire, France). Head of the…

Troilus and Cressida

(Encyclopedia) Troilus and Cressida troi´ləs, krĕs´ĭdə [key], a medieval romance distantly related to characters in Greek legend. Troilus, a Trojan prince (son of Priam and Hecuba),…