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Christine Lagarde

Name at birth: Christine LallouetteChristine Lagarde is the former French finance minister who became head of the International Monetary Fund in 2011. Christine Lagarde grew up in Normandy, and as a …

Christine Lahti

Christine LahtiactressBorn: 4/4/1950Birthplace: Birmingham, Michigan From 1995–1999 Christine Lahti stirred hearts as the tough and accomplished cardiologist Dr. Kate Austin on the drama series …

Christine Lahti Biography

Christine LahtiactressBorn: 4/4/1950Birthplace: Birmingham, Michigan From 1995–1999 Christine Lahti stirred hearts as the tough and accomplished cardiologist Dr. Kate Austin on the drama series …

Christine Baranski Biography

Christine Baranski actressBorn: 5/2/1952Birthplace: Buffalo, New York Although probably best-known for her Emmy Award-winning portrayal of Cybill Shepherd's wisecracking best friend Maryann…

Christine Todd Whitman Biography

Christine Todd WhitmanU.S. politician, public officialBorn: 1946Birthplace: New York City Whitman was elected Governor of New Jersey (which has off-year elections) in 1993 and served in the po…

Christine Todd Whitman,

public official, stepped down as the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency in May. Although she said she missed her husband and home in New Jersey, she was continually at odds …

Augusta Christine Fells Savage Biography

Augusta Christine Fells SavagesculptorBorn: 1892Birthplace: Green Cove Springs, Florida A major Harlem Renaissance figure, Savage began creating clay figures as a child, but she did not begin formal a…

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…

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 …

Juan Ponce de León

Juan Ponce de León was a mariner and explorer of the 16th century who conquered Puerto Rico and claimed Florida in the name of Spain. Although little is known about his early career, Ponce de León is…