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Charles de Gaulle

Charles de Gaulle was the dominant political leader and grand figurehead of France during and after World War II. De Gaulle was a career soldier in the French Army who had been wounded and held prison…

Charles Gerrit DE WITT

DE WITT, Charles Gerrit, (grandson of Charles De Witt), a Representative from New York; born in Greenhill, Ulster County, N.Y., November 7, 1789; studied law and practiced; clerk in the Navy De…

Charles DE WITT

DE WITT, Charles, (grandfather of Charles Gerrit De Witt), a Delegate from New York; born in Kingston, Ulster County, N.Y., in 1727; pursued classical studies; colonel of militia; member of the…

Charles Brown LORE

LORE, Charles Brown, a Representative from Delaware; born in Odessa, New Castle County, Del., March 16, 1831; attended the public schools and Middletown Academy, Delaware; was graduated from Di…

Jean Charles de Menezes,

27-year-old Brazilian electrician, was shot and killed by London police who thought he was a suspect in the July 7 terrorist attacks on the city's transit system. Authorities later acknowledg…

Brewer's: Roman de Chevalier de Lyon

by Maitre Wace, Canon of Caen in Normandy, and author of Le Brut. The romance referred to is the same as that entitled Ywain and Gawain. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham …

Brewer's: Chien de Jean de Nivelle

(Le), which never came when it was called. Jean de Nivelle was the eldest son of Jean II. de Montmorency, born about 1423. He espoused the cause of the Duke of Burgundy against the orders o…

Thomas de Quincey

Thomas de Quincey was an English writer and a member of the snappy group of 19th-century writers and pals that included Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, William Hazlitt, and Charles Lamb. …

George De Long

Name at birth: George Francis De LongGeorge Washington De Long was a U.S. naval officer who led a failed expedition to the North Pole by way of the Bering Strait and perished in 1881. Raised in New Yo…

David Albaugh DE ARMOND

DE ARMOND, David Albaugh, a Representative from Missouri; born in Blair County, Pa., March 18, 1844; attended the public schools and Williamsport Dickinson Seminary; moved to Davenport, Iowa, i…