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Brewer's: Madame

So the wife of Phillipe, Duc d'Orléans was styled in the reign of Louis XIV.; other ladies were only Madame This or That. Madame la Duchessc. Wife of Henri-Jules de Bourbon, eldest so…

Madame C. J. Walker Building

Madame C. J. Walker Building Indianapolis, Indiana After moving from Denver and then to Pittsburgh, African-American hair-care mogul Madame C. J. Walker ultimately based her operations in Indi…

Madame Chiang Kai-shek

Name at birth: Soong Mei-lingBorn in China and educated in the United States, Soong Mei-ling married Chiang Kai-shek in 1927 and went on to become an internationally famous advocate for her husband's…

Madame Chiang Kai-Shek 2003 Deaths

Madame Chiang Kai-ShekAge: 105 Chinese-born, American educated politician who, with her husband, Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek, led the Nationalists in their fight against the Communists for c…

Brewer's: Chien de Jean de Nivelle

(Le), which never came when it was called. Jean de Nivelle was the eldest son of Jean II. de Montmorency, born about 1423. He espoused the cause of the Duke of Burgundy against the orders o…

Brewer's: Roman de Chevalier de Lyon

by Maitre Wace, Canon of Caen in Normandy, and author of Le Brut. The romance referred to is the same as that entitled Ywain and Gawain. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham …

Juan Ponce de León

Juan Ponce de León was a mariner and explorer of the 16th century who conquered Puerto Rico and claimed Florida in the name of Spain. Although little is known about his early career, Ponce de León is…