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L'Amour, Louis

(Encyclopedia) L'Amour, Louis, 1908–88, American writer of western fiction, b. Jamestown, N.Dak., as Louis Dearborn LaMoore. He began writing in the 1940s, contributing stories to…

Louis L’Amour

Name at birth: Louis Dearborn LaMooreLouis L'Amour is to westerns what Stephen King is to horror and Danielle Steel is to romance novels. One of the most prolific and popular authors in the world, L…

Rivette, Jacques Pierre Louis

(Encyclopedia) Rivette, Jacques Pierre Louis, 1928–2016, French filmmaker and critic b. Rouen. One of the French New Wave directors of the 1950s and 60s, he wrote criticism for the…

Louis I

(Encyclopedia) Louis I, French king: see Louis I , emperor of the West.

Louis I

(Encyclopedia) Louis I or Louis the Pious, Fr. Louis le Pieux or Louis le Débonnaire, 778–840, emperor of the West (814–40), son and successor of Charlemagne. He…

Louis V

(Encyclopedia) Louis V (Louis the Sluggard), c.967–987, last French king of the Carolingian dynasty; son of King Lothair. His father had him crowned in 979, but he did not become king…

Louis I

(Encyclopedia) Louis I, 1838–89, king of Portugal (1861–89), son of Maria II and Ferdinand II. He succeeded to the throne on the death of his brother Peter V. His reign was marked by…

Louis I

(Encyclopedia) Louis I, 1339–84, king of Naples (1382–84; rival claimant to Charles III ), duke of Anjou, count of Provence, second son of John II of France. He founded the second…

Louis X

(Encyclopedia) Louis X, Fr. Louis le Hutin lwē lə ütâN´ [key] [the quarrelsome], 1289–1316, king of France (1314–16), son and successor of Philip IV. His reign was dominated by…