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Quart d'Heure

(Mauvais). A time of annoyance. The time between the arrival of the guests and the announcement of dinner is emphatically called the mauvais quart d'heure; but the phrase has a much larger …

Le Roi le Veut

(French, The king wills it.) The form of royal assent made by the clerk of parliament to bills submitted to the Crown. The dissent is expressed by Le roi s'avisera (the king will give it hi…

Marine Le Pen

Marine Le Pen is the former president of the National Front (FN) party of France, and the youngest daughter of that party's founder, Jean-Marie Le Pen. She grew up in her father's political world, an…

Ursula K. Le Guin

Name at birth: Ursula KroeberAmerican author Ursula K. Le Guin was one of the more lauded science fiction authors of the 20th century, the author of The Earthsea Trilogy and The Left Hand of Darkness.…

Le Gallienne, Richard

Le Gallienne, Richard[1866-1947](4)Born at Liverpool, England, January 20, 1866. He was already a well-known poet, novelist, and critic when he took up his residence in the United States. In…

24 Hours of Le Mans

June 6-7, at Le Mans, France Officially the Le Mans Grand Prix d'Endurance and first held in 1923. Contested over the 8.451-mile Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans, France. Listed are qualifying…

24 Hours of Le Mans

June 12-13, at Le Mans, France Officially the Le Mans Grand Prix d'Endurance and first held in 1923. Contested over the 8.451-mile Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans, France. Listed are qualifyi…

John Le Carré

Name at birth: David John Moore CornwellJohn Le Carré is the nom de plume of David Cornwell, an English author of literary spy novels with labyrinthine plots and an air of disillusionment. While in t…

Francis Celeste LE BLOND

LE BLOND, Francis Celeste, (grandfather of Frank Le Blond Kloeb), a Representative from Ohio; born in Bellville, Ohio, February 14, 1821; pursued an academic course; studied law; was admitted t…

Jacob LE FEVER

LE FEVER, Jacob, (father of Frank Jacob Le Fevre), a Representative from New York; born in New Paltz, Ulster County, N.Y., April 20, 1830; attended New Paltz Academy and Amenia Seminary; superv…