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Bataille, Georges(Encyclopedia)Bataille, Georges jôrj bt, –bät [key], 1897–1962, French writer. Bataille was the founding editor of the journal Critique (1946). Strongly influenced by Nietzsche, he focuses on extreme st...
Castillon-la-Bataille(Encyclopedia)Castillon-la-Bataille kästyôN-lä-bätä´y [key], town (1993 est. pop. 3,030), Gironde dept., SW France, in Guienne, on the Dordogne River. An ancient port, it has a wine and liqueur trade an...
Courteline, Georges(Encyclopedia)Courteline, Georges zhôrzh koortln´ [key], 1858–1929, French writer. His prolific humorous and satiric works include sketches, plays, tales, and novels. Bourgeois attitudes are ridiculed i...
Pitoëff, Georges(Encyclopedia)Pitoëff, Georges zhôrzh p´tf [key], 1884–1939, Russian actor-manager. Although he had both engineering and law degrees, Pitoeff was drawn to the theater. He directed his own amateur company...
Couthon, Georges(Encyclopedia)Couthon, Georges zhrzh kootôN´ [key], 1755?–1794, French revolutionary. An able lawyer, he was elected to the Legislative Assembly (1791) and to the Convention (1792). He became (1793) an impo...
Rouault, Georges(Encyclopedia)Rouault, Georges zhôrzh roo-´ [key], 1871–1958, French expressionist artist. First apprenticed to a stained-glass maker, Rouault studied after 1891 under Gustave Moreau. He exhibited several p...
Bizet, Georges(Encyclopedia)Bizet, Georges zhôrzh bz´ [key], 1838–75, French operatic composer. The son of professional musicians, he entered the Paris Conservatory at the age of nine and won the Prix de Rome in 1857. He...
Clemenceau, Georges(Encyclopedia)Clemenceau, Georges zhôrzh klmäNs´ [key], 1841–1929, French political figure, twice premier (1906–9, 1917–20), called the Tiger. He was trained as a doctor, but his republicanism brought ...
Bonnet, Georges(Encyclopedia)Bonnet, Georges zhôrzh bôn´ [key], 1889–1973, French politician. He entered politics as a Radical Socialist. A financial expert, he was prominent at international conferences on reparations and...
Darboy, Georges(Encyclopedia)Darboy, Georges zhôrzh därbwä´ [key], 1813–71, French churchman, bishop of Nancy (1859–63) and archbishop of Paris (1863–71). In the Franco-Prussian War he behaved heroically, notably in the...
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