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Margaret Fuller

Name at birth: Sarah Margaret FullerMargaret Fuller was a New England intellectual and journalist whose 1845 book Woman in the Nineteenth Century was a key influence on American women suffragists of…

Victor Emmanuel I

(Encyclopedia) Victor Emmanuel I, 1759–1824, king of Sardinia (1802–21). His brother and predecessor, Charles Emmanuel IV, lost (1798) all his territories except the island of Sardinia…

Victor Hugo

Victor-Marie Hugo was one of France's most distinguished writers: a poet, dramatist and novelist of the romantic school of the 19th century. His most famous works in English are his two epic novels,…

France Overview

(Encyclopedia) France frăns, Fr. fräNs [key], officially French Republic, republic (2015 est. pop. 64,457,000), 211,207 sq mi (547,026 sq km), W Europe. France is bordered by the…

Duruy, Victor

(Encyclopedia) Duruy, Victor vēktôr´ dürüē´ [key], 1811–94, French historian. He was a professor at Reims and Paris, and as minister of public instruction (1863–69) under Napoleon III…

Regnault, Henri Victor

(Encyclopedia) Regnault, Henri Victor äNrē´ vēktôr´ rənyō´ [key], 1810–78, French physicist and chemist. He was professor of chemistry at the École polytechnique, Paris, from 1840 and…

Victor Amadeus III

(Encyclopedia) Victor Amadeus III, 1726–96, king of Sardinia (1773–96), son and successor of Charles Emmanuel III. He declared war on France in 1792 after French Revolutionary troops…

Victor Emmanuel II

(Encyclopedia) Victor Emmanuel II, 1820–78, king of Sardinia (1849–61) and first king of united Italy (1861–78). He fought in the war of 1848–49 against Austrian rule in Lombardy-…

Victor Amadeus II

(Encyclopedia) Victor Amadeus II ămədē´əs [key], 1666–1732, duke of Savoy (1675–1713), king of Sicily (1713–20), king of Sardinia (1720–30). Succeeding his father, Charles Emmanuel II…

Hugh of Saint Victor

(Encyclopedia) Hugh of Saint Victor, 1096–1141, French or German philosopher and theologian, a canon regular of the monastery of St. Victor, Paris, from c.1115. In 1133 he was made head…