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Jacques le Moyne de Morgues

Jacques le Moyne de Morgues artist, cartographer Born: c. 1533Birthplace: Dieppe, France A French cartographer (mapmaker) and painter, Le Moyne de Morgues produced the first map of Florida. Hi…

Aide toi et le Ciel taidera

“God will help those who help themselves.” The party-motto of a political society of France, established in 1824. The object of the society was, by agitation and the press, t…

Jacques Chirac

Jacques Chirac was the president of France from 1995 to 2007, after serving 18 years as the mayor of Paris. Chirac entered French national politics in the 1950s, inspired by Charles DeGaulle. He held …

Brian Jacques

authorBorn: 6/15/1939Birthplace: Liverpool, EnglandDied: 2/5/2011 (Liverpool, England) The son of an Irish truck driver and his wife, Brian Jacques left schoo…

Nenette et Boni

Director:Claire DenisWriters:Jean-Pol Fargeau and Claire DenisDirector of Photography:Agnes GodardEditor:Yann DedetMusic:TindersticksProducer:Georges BenayounStrand Releasing; NR; 103 minutesR…

René Lacoste, "Le Crocodile"

Tennis legend and fashion baron by Borgna Brunner Related Links Encyclopedia: René LacosteEncyclopedia: TennisAlmanac: TennisFashion Timeline Grand Slam Wins French Open S…

Son

(or descendant of). Norman, Fitz-; Gaelic, Mac; Welsh, Ap- (sometimes contracted into P, as P-richard); Irish, O'; Hebrew and Arabic, Ben-, all prefixes: English, -son; Russian, -vitch or -…

Sans Peur et Sans Reproche

Pierre du Terrail, Chevalier de Bayard, was called Le chevalier sans peur et sans reproche. (1476-1524.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Sans SouciSans Culot…

Jacques

(1 syl.). A morose cynical moraliser in Shakespeare's As You Like It. It is much disputed whether the word is a monosyllable or not. Charles Lamb makes it a dissyllable—“Where J…

Frank Jacob LE FEVRE

LE FEVRE, Frank Jacob, (son of Jacob Le Fever), a Representative from New York; born in New Paltz, Ulster County, N.Y., November 30, 1874; attended the public schools and the New Paltz Normal S…