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Quetelet, Adolphe(Encyclopedia)Quetelet, Adolphe ädôlf´ ktl´ [key], 1796–1874, Belgian statistician and astronomer. He was the first director (1828) of the Royal Observatory at Brussels. As supervisor of statistics for ...
Appia, Adolphe(Encyclopedia)Appia, Adolphe ädôlf´ äp´pyä [key], 1862–1928, Swiss theorist of modern stage lighting and décor. In interpreting Wagner's ideas in scenic designs for his operas, Appia rejected painted scene...
Niel, Adolphe(Encyclopedia)Niel, Adolphe ädôlf´ nyl [key], 1802–69, marshal of France under Napoleon III. He served with the corps of engineers in the Algerian campaigns, in the French intervention against the Roman repu...
Monticelli, Adolphe(Encyclopedia)Monticelli, Adolphe ädôlf´ môNtsl´ [key], 1824–86, French painter. He worked in Paris and, after 1870, in his native Marseilles. Influenced by Watteau and Delacroix, he portrayed subjects...
Thiers, Adolphe(Encyclopedia)Thiers, Adolphe ädôlf´ tyr [key], 1797–1877, French statesman, journalist, and historian. After studying law at Aix-en-Provence, Thiers went (1821) to Paris and joined the group of writers that...
Taine, Hippolyte Adolphe(Encyclopedia)Taine, Hippolyte Adolphe tn, Fr. pôlt´ ädôlf´ tn [key], 1828–93, French critic and historian. A brilliant student, he gained recognition with the publication of his doctoral thesis, Ess...
Cassandre, Adolphe Mouron(Encyclopedia)Cassandre, Adolphe Mouron ädôlf´ moorôN´ käsäN´dr [key], 1901–68, French poster artist, b. Russia. By 1923 he was celebrated as the artist of Bûcheron [woodcutter], a poster made for a ...
Brongniart, Adolphe Théodore(Encyclopedia)Brongniart, Adolphe Théodore ädôlf´ tdôr´ brôNyär´ [key], 1801–76, French botanist; son of Alexandre Brongniart. He was a pioneer in the study of plant morphology and physiology and was...
Wurtz, Charles Adolphe(Encyclopedia)Wurtz, Charles Adolphe shärl ädôlf´ vürts [key], 1817–84, French chemist. He was professor at the Sorbonne (1852–75), at the Faculty of Medicine, Paris (1853–75), and at the Faculty of Scie...
Adam, Adolphe Charles(Encyclopedia)Adam, Adolphe Charles ädlf´ shärl´ ädäN´ [key], 1803–56, French composer of the popular song Cantique de Noël. He composd more than 50 stage works, including comic operas such as Le Posti...
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