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Nerval, Gérard de

(Encyclopedia) Nerval, Gérard de zhārär´ də nĕrväl´ [key], 1808–55, French writer, an early romantic. His real name was Gérard Labrunie. His writings include translations of Faust (1828) an...

book collecting

(Encyclopedia) book collecting, or bibliophily, the acquiring of books that are, or are expected to become, rare and that possess permanent interest in addition to their texts. Collecting has traditionally co...

Gérard, Jean Ignace Isidore

(Encyclopedia) Gérard, Jean Ignace Isidore zhäN ēnyäs´ ēzēdôr´ zhārär´ [key], 1803–47, French caricaturist, illustrator, and lithographer, better known as Grandville. He is noted for his spirit...

Lairesse, Gerard de

(Encyclopedia) Lairesse, Gerard de gā´rärt də lārĕs´ [key], 1641–1711, Flemish painter of allegorical and religious subjects, b. Liège. Most of his life was spent in Holland, where he achieved grea...

collect

(Encyclopedia) collect kŏl´ĕkt [key] [Late Lat.,=meeting], in Western liturgies, short prayer proper to an occasion, often asking a particular favor. In the Roman Catholic Church the collect is said, typi...

Gerard Depardieu Biography

Gerard DepardieuactorBorn: 12/27/1948Birthplace: Chateauroux, France A hulking, charismatic leading man, he has become an enormously popular and prolific international star. He is perhaps best…

Hopkins, Gerard Manley

(Encyclopedia) Hopkins, Gerard Manley, 1844–89, English poet, educated at Oxford. Entering the Roman Catholic Church in 1866 and the Jesuit novitiate in 1868, he was ordained in 1877. Upon becoming a Jesuit...

Depardieu, Gérard

(Encyclopedia) Depardieu, Gérard jĕ˝rärd´ dəpär˝dyö´ [key], 1948–, French actor, b. Châteauroux. He is a versatile, highly successful actor, who has performed on stage and screen in France and a...

Ter Borch, Gerard

(Encyclopedia) Ter Borch or Terborch, Gerard gā´rärt tərbôrkh´ [key], 1617–81, Dutch genre and portrait painter. He studied with his father and traveled throughout Europe, showing extraordi...