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Renault, Mary

(Encyclopedia) Renault, Mary, pseud. of Mary Challens, 1905–83, English novelist, b. London. After receiving her nursing degree in 1936, she emigrated to South Africa. She was…

Brewer's: Renault of Montauban

In the last chapter of the romance of Aymon's Four Sons, Renault, as an act of penance, carries the hods of mortar for the building of St. Peter's, at Cologne. “Since I cannot improve our…

Renault, Louis

(Encyclopedia) Renault, Louis lwē rənō´ [key], 1843–1918, French jurist, professor of international law at the Univ. of Paris. Renault was one of the founders of the scientific study…

Mari

(Encyclopedia) Mari, city, Turkmenistan: see Mary .

Mary

(Encyclopedia) Mary or Mari mä´rē [key], city (1991 pop. 94,900), capital of Mary region, SE Turkmenistan. Lying in a large oasis of the Kara Kum desert, on the Murgab River…

Mary

(Encyclopedia) Mary, in the New Testament. 1 Mary , the Virgin. 2 Mary Magdalene . 3 Wife of Cleophas . 4 Mary of Bethany, sister of…

Mari

(Encyclopedia) Mari mä´rē [key], ancient city of Mesopotamia (modern Syria). It is on the middle Euphrates, south of its junction with the Habor (Khabur). The site was discovered by…

Mary

(Encyclopedia) Mary, in the Bible, mother of Jesus. Christian tradition reckons her the principal saint, naming her variously the Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Lady, and Mother of God (Gr…

Marie

(Encyclopedia) Marie mərē´ [key], 1875–1938, queen of Romania, consort of Ferdinand . The daughter of Alfred, duke of Edinburgh and of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, she was the…