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Sassou-Nguesso, Denis(Encyclopedia)Sassou-Nguesso, Denis d´n säs´-ng´s [key], 1943?–, Congolese army officer and president (1979–92, 1997–) of Congo (Brazzaville). He served (1977–79) as the minister of national...
Congo, Republic of the(Encyclopedia)Congo, Republic of the, republic (2015 est. pop. 4,996,000), 132,046 sq mi (342,000 sq km), W central Africa; also known as the Congo Republic. Congo is bordered on the west by Gabon; on the north by ...
Denis(Encyclopedia)Denis, king of Portugal: see Diniz.
Saint-Denis(Encyclopedia)Saint-Denis sN-dn´ [key], city (1990 pop. 90,806), Seine–Saint-Denis dept., N central France. It is an industrial suburb N of Paris. Metals, chemicals, machinery, electronics, and food produc...
Saint-Denis(Encyclopedia)Saint-Denis, city (1990 pop. 122,875), capital of the French overseas department of Réunion. It is a port on the Indian Ocean at the mouth of the St.-Denis River and exports sugar and rum. St.-Denis ...
Mukwege, Denis(Encyclopedia)Mukwege, Denis, 1955–, Congolese gynecologist and human-rights activist. He studied medicine at the Univ. of Burundi (grad. 1983) and worked as a pediatrician in a hospital in Lemera, Congo (Kinshas...
Kearney, Denis(Encyclopedia)Kearney, Denis kär´n [key], 1847–1907, American political agitator, b. Co. Cork, Ireland. He was a sailor and then a San Francisco drayman. When California suffered a depression in 1877, Kearney...
Papin, Denis(Encyclopedia)Papin, Denis dn´ päpN´ [key], 1647–1712?, French physicist and inventor. He was an assistant of Christian Huygens and of Robert Boyle and was professor of mathematics at the Univ. of Marbur...
Denis, Saint(Encyclopedia)Denis, Saint dn´s, dn´ [key], fl. 3d cent.?, patron of France. He is said to have been first bishop of Paris and to have died a martyr on Montmartre. His shrine was Saint-Denis. The Latin of...
Denis, Maurice(Encyclopedia)Denis, Maurice môrs´ dn´ [key], 1870–1943, French painter and writer on art. His paintings, usually on religious themes, have not proved so influential as his art theories. As the spokesman...
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