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Hirsch, Maurice, baron de(Encyclopedia)Hirsch, Maurice, baron de mrs´ bärôN´ d hrsh [key], 1831–96, German Jewish financier and philanthropist. The benefactor of numerous organizations and causes, his most ambitious project w...
Hirsch, Emil Gustav(Encyclopedia)Hirsch, Emil Gustav hûrsh [key], 1851–1923, American rabbi, b. Luxembourg. He was rabbi in Baltimore and Louisville, Ky., but is best known for his work as rabbi of the Sinai congregation of Chicag...
Hirsch, Samson Raphael(Encyclopedia)Hirsch, Samson Raphael, 1808–88, German rabbi and chief exponent of Neo-Orthodoxy. As rabbi in Frankfurt-am-Main, he advocated the organization of autonomous Orthodox congregations outside the state...
Saxe, Maurice, comte de(Encyclopedia)Saxe, Maurice, comte de mrs´ kôNt d säks [key], 1696–1750, marshal of France, one of the greatest generals of his age. He was the illegitimate son of Augustus II of Poland and Saxony and Co...
Broglie, Maurice, duc de(Encyclopedia)Broglie, Maurice, duc de, 1875–1960, French physicist; brother of Louis Victor, duc de Broglie. His contributions include notable work on X rays and in atomic physics, radioactivity, and electricity...
Noailles, Adrien Maurice, duc de(Encyclopedia)Noailles, Adrien Maurice, duc de ädrN´ mrs´ dük d n´y [key], 1678–1766, marshal of France. He fought in the War of the Spanish Succession and was head of the finance council und...
Sully, Maurice de(Encyclopedia)Sully, Maurice de mrs´ d sül´ [key], c.1100–1196, French bishop. After studying theology in Paris he was named (1160) bishop of that city. While serving in this position he instigated the...
Vlaminck, Maurice de(Encyclopedia)Vlaminck, Maurice de mrs´ d vlämNk´ [key], 1876–1958, French painter, writer, and printmaker. At first an avid racing cyclist, he supported himself (c.1900) as a musician and taught himse...
Guérin, Maurice de(Encyclopedia)Guérin, Maurice de (Georges Maurice de Guérin)zhôrzh mrs´ d grN´ [key], 1810–39, French writer. At his early death he left two fragmentary prose poems, Le Centaure and La Bacchante, a...
Ravel, Maurice(Encyclopedia)Ravel, Maurice mrs´ rävl´ [key], 1875–1937, French composer, b. in the Pyrenees. He entered the Paris Conservatory in 1889, where he ws later a student of Fauré. Ravel became a leading ex...
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