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Pierre

A conspirator in Otway's Venice Preserved. He is described as a patriot of the bluntest manners, and a stoical heart. Uglier than Pierre du Coignet (French). Coignèes was an advocate-…

Corneille d'Esope

(La). Motley work. “C'est la corneille d'Esope. ” The allusion is to the fable of the Jackdaw which decked itself with the plumage of the peacocks. The jackdaw not only lost its…

Corneille du Boulevard

Guilbert de Pixérécourt (1773-1844). Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Corneille d'EsopeCor`nage A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R …

Pierre Curie

Pierre Curie was a 19th century French scientist whose work with his wife, Marie Curie, led to some of the most important discoveries in modern physics and chemistry. After an unconventional education…

DBC Pierre

writerBorn: 1961Best Known as: author who wrote Vernon God Little Birthplace: Australia DBC Pierre was the winner of the Man Booker Prize for fiction in 20…

Pierre Trudeau

Pierre Trudeau was prime minister of Canada for nearly 16 years beginning in 1968. A professor before he jumped into politics with the Liberal party, Pierre Trudeau entered office with a brainy chari…

Pierre SOULÉ

Senate Years of Service: 1847-1847; 1849-1853 Party: Democrat; Democrat SOULÉ, Pierre, a Senator from Louisiana; born in Castillon-en-Couserans, near Bordeaux, France, August 31, 1801;…

Pierre Toussaint

Pierre Toussaint philanthropist Born: 1766Birthplace: Santo Domingo He was originally a slave brought to New York City in 1787. Upon his owner's death and the subsequent impoverishment of the …

Pierre Boulez

Pierre Boulezavant-garde conductor, composerBorn: 3/26/1925Birthplace: Montbrison, France Grammy Award-winning conductor and composer considered a leader of the avant-garde. His works include…

The Widow of St. Pierre

Director:Patrice LeconteWriter:Claude FaraldoLions Gate Films; R; 108 minutesRelease:3/01Cast:Juliette Binoche, Daniel Auteuil, Emir Kusturica French director Patrice Leconte believes in inevi…