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Rulers of France since 987(Encyclopedia)Rulers of France since 987(including dates of reign)The CapetiansHugh Capet, 987–96Robert II (the Pious), son of Hugh Capet, 996–1031Henry I, son of Robert II, 1031–60Philip I, son of Henry I, 1...
Chateaubriand, François René, vicomte de(Encyclopedia)Chateaubriand, François René, vicomte de fräNswä´ rn´ vkôNt´ d shätbräN´ [key], 1768–1848, French writer. Chateaubriand was a founder of romanticism in French literature. Of n...
Launay, vicomte de(Encyclopedia)Launay, vicomte de: see Girardin, Delphine Gay de.
Hugo, Victor Marie, Vicomte(Encyclopedia)Hugo, Victor Marie, Vicomte hyoo´g, Fr. vktôr´ mär´ vkôNt´ üg´ [key], 1802–85, French poet, dramatist, and novelist, b. Besançon. His father was a general under Napoleon. As a ...
Foucauld, Charles, vicomte de(Encyclopedia)Foucauld, Charles, vicomte de shärl vkôNt´ d fook´ [key], 1858–1916, French priest and missionary in the Sahara. After a career as an army officer and an explorer in Algeria and Morocco,...
Rougé, Emmanuel, vicomte de(Encyclopedia)Rougé, Emmanuel, vicomte de mänül´ vkôNt´ d roozh´ [key], 1811–72, French Egyptologist. Rougé was curator of the Egyptian section of the Louvre and professor of Egyptology at the...
Beauharnais, Alexandre, vicomte de(Encyclopedia)Beauharnais, Alexandre, vicomte de älksäN´dr vkôNt´ d bärn´ [key], 1760–94, French general, b. Martinique. He fought with the colonials in the American Revolution and, as a suppor...
Lautrec, Odet de Foix, vicomte de(Encyclopedia)Lautrec, Odet de Foix, vicomte de ôd´ d fwä vkôNt´ d ltrk´ [key], 1485–1528, marshal of France. In the Italian Wars he fought at Marignano (1515) and was subsequently governor of M...
Noailles, Louis Marie Antoine, vicomte de(Encyclopedia)Noailles, Louis Marie Antoine, vicomte de lw mär´ äN´twän´ vkôNt´ d n´y [key], 1756–1804, French general and statesman. During the American Revolution he fought with the marqu...
Girardin, Delphine Gay de(Encyclopedia)Girardin, Delphine Gay de dlfn´ g d zhrrdN´ [key], 1804–55, French writer; wife of Émile de Girardin. She wrote patriotic poems and, under the pseudonym Vicomte Charles de Launay, w...
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