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France, Anatole(Encyclopedia)France, Anatole änätôl´ fräNs [key], pseud. of Jacques Anatole Thibaultzhäk, tb´ [key], 1844–1924, French writer. He was probably the most prominent French man of letters of his time. Amo...
Thibault, Jacques Anatole(Encyclopedia)Thibault, Jacques Anatole: see France, Anatole.
France(Encyclopedia)France frns, Fr. fräNs [key], officially French Republic, republic (2015 est. pop. 64,457,000), 211,207 sq mi (547,026 sq km), W Europe. France is bordered by the English Channel (N), the Atlantic ...
New France(Encyclopedia)New France: see Canada.
Troubetzkoy, Paul, Prince(Encyclopedia)Troubetzkoy, Paul, Prince troobtskoi´, troobts´koi, Rus. troobytskoi´ [key], 1866–1938, Russian sculptor, b. Italy. The son of a Russian nobleman and an American woman, Troubetzkoy wo...
Fort-de-France(Encyclopedia)Fort-de-France fôr-d-fräNs [key], city (1999 pop. 94,049), capital of the French overseas dept. of Martinique, West Indies. It is a popular tourist resort and a free port, exporting mainly bananas...
Collège de France(Encyclopedia)Collège de France kôlzh´ d fräNs [key], institution of higher learning founded in Paris, France, in 1529 by Francis I at the instigation of Guillaume Budé. It was founded to encourage humanis...
Marie de France(Encyclopedia)Marie de France d fräNs [key], fl. 1155–90, poet. Born in France, she spent her adult life in England in aristocratic circles and wrote in Anglo-Norman. She is best known for some dozen lais; sev...
Institut de France(Encyclopedia)Institut de France Nsttü´ d fräNs [key], cultural institution of the French state. Founded in 1795 by the Directory, it replaced five learned societies that had been suppressed in 1793 by the...
Diane de France(Encyclopedia)Diane de France dyän d fräNs [key], 1538–1619, duchess of Angoulême; illegitimate daughter of King Henry II of France. She was legitimized in 1547. She was married to François, eldest son of C...
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