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Brewer's: 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-…

Pierre Boulez Biography

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…

Un Air de Famille

Director:Cédric KlapischWriters:Agnès Jaoui, Jean-Pierre Bacri and Cédric KlapischDirector of Photography:Benoit DelhommeEditor:Francine SandbergMusic:Philippe Eidel and Gae…

Cyrano de Bergerac

Name at birth: Savinien Cyrano de BergeracDe Bergerac was a real person but is still better known as the hero of Edmond Rostand's 1897 play Cyrano de Bergerac. Rostand depicts Cyrano as a brilliant a…

Dominique de Villepin,

French public official, was named prime minister in May. He replaced Jean-Pierre Raffarin, who stepped down under pressure from President Jacques Chirac days after France rejected a referendu…

Olivia De Havilland

Olivia de Havilland started in the movies when she was a teenager, appearing as the romantic leading lady in such costumers as 1935's Captain Blood and 1938's The Adventures of Robin Hood (both with h…

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 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…

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…