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Tocqueville, Alexis de(Encyclopedia)Tocqueville, Alexis de älkss d tôkvl´ [key], 1805–59, French politician and writer. A nobleman, he was prominent in politics, particularly just before and just after the Revolution of 184...
Alexis(Encyclopedia)Alexis lk´ss [key] (Aleksey Mikhailovich)lyksy´ mkh´lvch [key], 1629–76, czar of Russia (1645–76), son and successor of Michael. His reign, marked by numerous popular outbre...
Alexis(Encyclopedia)Alexis (Aleksey Petrovich)lyksy´ ptrô´vch [key], 1690–1718, Russian czarevich; son of Peter I (Peter the Great) by his first wife, and father of Peter II. Opposing his father's anticler...
Clairaut, Alexis Claude(Encyclopedia)Clairaut, Alexis Claude älkss´ kld klr´ [key], 1713–65, French mathematician. He assisted P. L. M. de Maupertuis in measuring (1736) a degree of an arc of a meridian in Lapland. He is n...
Tsipras, Alexis(Encyclopedia)Tsipras, Alexis, 1974–, Greek political leader. A civil engineer by training, he was the head (2008–13) of Snyaspismos, a leftist party that was part of the Coalition of the Radical Left (Syriza);...
Carrel, Alexis(Encyclopedia)Carrel, Alexis kärl´, k– [key], 1873–1944, American surgeon and experimental biologist, b. near Lyons, France, M.D. Univ. of Lyons, 1900. Coming to the United States in 1905, he joined the s...
Soyer, Alexis Benoît(Encyclopedia)Soyer, Alexis Benoît älks´ bnwä´ swäy´ [key], 1809–58, French chef and writer on gastronomy and dietary reform. After the Revolution of 1830 he went to London and was notable as chef ...
Chabrier, Alexis Emmanuel(Encyclopedia)Chabrier, Alexis Emmanuel älks´ mänül´ shäbr´ [key], 1841–94, French composer. His best-known works are an orchestral rhapsody, España (1883); an opera, Le Roi malgré lui (1887)...
Léger, Alexis Saint-Legér(Encyclopedia)Léger, Alexis Saint-Legér: see Perse, St.-John.
Paris, Paulin(Encyclopedia)Paris, Paulin (Alexis Paulin Paris)pôlN´ pärs´ [key], 1800–1881, French scholar. He was noted for his research in medieval French literature and for initiating the systematic study of Romanc...
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