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Brewer's: 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…

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;…

Brewer's: 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…

DBC Pierre Biography

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…

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…

Pierre Emil George SALINGER

Senate Years of Service: 1964-1964Party: DemocratSALINGER, Pierre Emil George, a Senator from California; born in San Francisco, Calif., June 14, 1925; attended San Francisco State College 1942…

Marie and Pierre Curie

Partners in love and science by David Johnson Unable to continue her studies in Poland because universities did not admit women, Maria Sklodowska Curie traveled to Paris in 1891 to…

Pierre Toussaint Biography

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 …