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Hugo, Victor Marie, Vicomte(Encyclopedia)Hugo, Victor Marie, Vicomte hyoo´g, Fr. vktôr´ mär´ vkôNt´ üg´ [key], 1802–85, French poet, dramatist, and novelist, b. Besançon. His father was a general under Napoleon. As a ...
Lesseps, Ferdinand Marie, vicomte de(Encyclopedia)Lesseps, Ferdinand Marie, vicomte de frdnäN´ mär´ vkôNt´ d lsps´ [key], 1805–94, French diplomat and engineer. He entered the consular service in 1825 and was minister to Spain ...
Noailles, Louis Marie Antoine, vicomte de(Encyclopedia)Noailles, Louis Marie Antoine, vicomte de lw mär´ äN´twän´ vkôNt´ d n´y [key], 1756–1804, French general and statesman. During the American Revolution he fought with the marqu...
Bonnat, Léon Joseph Florentin(Encyclopedia)Bonnat, Léon Joseph Florentin lôN´ zhôzf´ flôräNtN´ bônä´ [key], 1833–c.1922, French portrait and historical painter. He is best known for his portraits of famous men, including Thi...
Vogüé, Eugène Marie Melchior, vicomte de(Encyclopedia)Vogüé, Eugène Marie Melchior, vicomte de özhn´ mär´ mlkyôr´ vkôNt´ d vôgü´ [key], 1848–1910, French critic. He fought in the Franco-Prussian War and was imprisoned for six ...
Alves, Antônio de Castro(Encyclopedia)Alves, Antônio de Castro ntô´nyoo d käs´troo äl´vs [key], 1847–71, Brazilian poet. A disciple of Victor Hugo, he came to fame with Espumas flutuantes [tossing spume] (1871). Despite...
Winckler, Hugo(Encyclopedia)Winckler, Hugo hoo´g vngk´lr [key], 1863–1913, German Orientalist. A professor at the Univ. of Berlin, Winckler was noted for his archaeological work. He helped to excavate the Phoenician ...
Wolf, Hugo(Encyclopedia)Wolf, Hugo hoo´g vôlf [key], 1860–1903, Austrian composer; studied at the Vienna Conservatory. From 1883 to 1887 he wrote musical criticism for the Vienna Salonblatt. As a composer he first ga...
Münsterberg, Hugo(Encyclopedia)Münsterberg, Hugo mn´strbrg, mn´– [key], 1863–1916, American psychologist, b. Danzig, Ph.D. Univ. of Leipzig, 1885; M.D. Univ. of Heidelberg, 1887. At the instigation of William James h...
Eckener, Hugo(Encyclopedia)Eckener, Hugo, 1868–1954, German airship designer and pilot, Ph.D. Univ. of Leipzig, 1892. As a journalist he covered early flghts of Zeppelin's first rigid airships. He joined (1908) Zeppelin's co...
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