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Marcel Proust

From a well-to-do family, young Marcel Proust was a critic, translator and socialite in Paris at the turn of the century. After the deaths of his parents (in 1903 and 1905), Proust retreated from a…

Proust, Marcel

(Encyclopedia) Proust, Marcel märsĕl´ pro͞ost [key], 1871–1922, French novelist, b. Paris. He is one of the great literary figures of the modern age. Born to wealthy bourgeois parents…

Proust, Joseph Louis

(Encyclopedia) Proust, Joseph Louis zhôzĕf´ lwē pro͞ost [key], 1754–1826, French chemist. He was professor of chemistry at the artillery school in Segovia, Spain, and director of the…

Marcel Dionne Biography

Marcel DionneBorn: Aug. 3, 1951Hockey C fourth on NHL's all-time points list (1,771) and third on goals list (731) through 2002; tied Wayne Gretzky for the league lead in points (137) in 1980…

Marcel, Étienne

(Encyclopedia) Marcel, Étienne ātyĕn´ märsĕl´ [key], d. 1358, French bourgeois leader, provost of the merchants of Paris. In the States-General of 1355 he and Robert Le Coq bargained…

Duchamp, Marcel

(Encyclopedia) Duchamp, Marcel märsĕl´ düshäN´ [key], 1887–1968, French painter, brother of Raymond Duchamp-Villon and half-brother of Jacques Villon . Duchamp is noted…

Marceau, Marcel

(Encyclopedia) Marceau, Marcel märsĕl´ märsō´ [key], 1923–2007, French mime, b. Strasbourg as Marcel Mangel. Marceau studied under Charles Dullin and master mime Étienne Decroux…

Cachin, Marcel

(Encyclopedia) Cachin, Marcel märsĕl´ käshăN´ [key], 1869–1958, French Communist leader. An early leader of the Socialist party, he was instrumental in bringing many Socialists into…

Dionne, Marcel

(Encyclopedia) Dionne, Marcel, 1951–, Canadian hockey player, b. Drummondville, Quebec. A talented offensive center, he was drafted (1971) by the National Hockey League (NHL)'s…