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Jean-Paul Sartre

Jean-Paul Sartre was one of the most influential writers and thinkers of the 20th century. His name is nearly synonymous with existentialism, a branch of philosophy whose tenets include the idea that …

Jean-Paul Riopelle 2002 Deaths

Jean-Paul RiopelleAge: 78 Canadian abstract expressionist painter who produced most of his work in postwar France. His works appear in New York City's Museum of Modern Art and London's Tate Ga…

Paul Muldoon Biography

Paul MuldoonpoetBorn: 1951Birthplace: Portadown, County Armagh, Northern Ireland Designated “one of the two or three most accomplished rhymers now writing in the English language” …

Wyclef Jean

Name at birth: Nel Ust Wycliffe JeanWyclef Jean is the rapper and former member of the Fugees who ran for president of Haiti in 2010. Wyclef Jean was born in Haiti and lived there until age 9, when h…

Jean Chretien

Jean Chretien was first elected to Canada's House of Commons in 1963, beginning a stretch of nearly 30 years of unbroken service in government posts. From 1986-1990 he practiced law privately, but in…

Jean Dujardin

Jean Dujardin is the actor who was a big star in France before he won an Oscar for The Artist and became a big star everywhere else. Jean Dujardin first rose to fame in Paris, on the strength of a one…

Jean CARNAHAN

Senate Years of Service: 2001-2002Party: DemocratCARNAHAN, Jean, (daughter-in-law of Albert S. J. Carnahan; mother of Russ Carnahan), a Senator from Missouri; born in Washington, D.C., on Decem…

Wyclef Jean

The Ecleftic - 2 Sides II a BookColumbia He may still be trying to shake the aura of The Fugees, but out on his own, Wyclef Jean has now crafted two very impressive solo albums. On this, his l…

Jeane Dixon

A Roman Catholic, Jeane Dixon believed she had a gift from God that allowed her to foretell the future. In 1956 she predicted that a Democrat would win the 1960 presidential election, and that he wou…

Jean Piaget

Jean Piaget was a Swiss psychologist famous for his studies of the intellectual growth of children and his influential theories of cognitive development. Piaget's background was in biology, and as a …