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Seurat, Georges

(Encyclopedia)Seurat, Georges zhôrzh söräˈ [key], 1859–91, French neoimpressionist painter. He devised the pointillist technique of painting in tiny dots of pure color. His method, called divisionism, was a s...

Barrère, Georges

(Encyclopedia)Barrère, Georges zhôrzh bärĕrˈ [key], 1876–1944, French-American flutist and conductor, grad. Paris Conservatory, 1895. In Paris he was solo flutist (1897–1905) of the Colonne Concerts and th...

Bonnet, Georges

(Encyclopedia)Bonnet, Georges bônāˈ [key], 1889–1973, French politician. He entered politics as a Radical Socialist. A financial expert, he was prominent at international conferences on reparations and other ...

Bataille, Georges

(Encyclopedia)Bataille, Georges jôrj bətī, –bätī [key], 1897–1962, French writer. Bataille was the founding editor of the journal Critique (1946). Strongly influenced by Nietzsche, he focuses on extreme st...

Bidault, Georges

(Encyclopedia)Bidault, Georges zhôrzh bēdōˈ [key], 1899–1983, French political leader. An influential columnist (1932–39), he was imprisoned (1940–41) in World War II and then joined the French undergroun...

Bizet, Georges

(Encyclopedia)Bizet, Georges zhôrzh bēzāˈ [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...

Bernanos, Georges

(Encyclopedia)Bernanos, Georges zhôrzh bĕrnänōsˈ [key], 1888–1948, French novelist and polemicist. Profoundly Catholic, Bernanos attacked modern materialism and advocated a moral and ethical order based on t...

Duhamel, Georges

(Encyclopedia)Duhamel, Georges zhôrzh düämĕlˈ [key], 1884–1966, French novelist and playwright. From Duhamel's experience as a surgeon during World War I came Vie des martyrs (1917, tr. The New Book of Marty...

Enesco, Georges

(Encyclopedia)Enesco, Georges zhôrzh ĕnĕsˈkō [key], Rom. George Enescu, 1881–1955, Romanian violinist, composer, and conductor; studied at the Vienna Conservatory and in Paris with Massenet, Fauré, and othe...

Darboy, Georges

(Encyclopedia)Darboy, Georges zhôrzh därbwäˈ [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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