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Iberville, Pierre le Moyne, sieur d'(Encyclopedia)Iberville, Pierre le Moyne, sieur d' pyr l mwän syör dbrvl´ [key], 1661–1706, French Canadian naval officer, founder of the French territory of Louisiana, b. Ville Marie (in present Mon...
Le Moyne(Encyclopedia)Le Moyne l mwän [key], Canadian family. It was founded by Charles le Moyne, sieur de Longueuil, whose 11 sons were noted soldiers, explorers, and colonizers. The two most famous sons were the sieur...
Bienville, Jean Baptiste le Moyne, sieur de(Encyclopedia)Bienville, Jean Baptiste le Moyne, sieur de zhäN bätst´ l mwän syör d byNvl´ [key], 1680–1768, colonizer and governor of Louisiana, b. Ville Marie (on the site of Montreal), Canada; ...
Longueuil, Charles le Moyne, sieur de(Encyclopedia)Longueuil, Charles le Moyne, sieur de shärl l mwän, syör d lôNgö´y [key], 1626–85, French colonial leader in Canada, founder of a famous Canadian family, b. Dieppe, France. Emigrating to...
Severn(Encyclopedia)Severnsv´rn. 1 River, c.420 mi (680 km) long, rising in W Ont., Canada, and flowing NE through Severn Lake to Hudson Bay. Fort Severn, a Hudson's Bay Company trading post established (1689) at th...
Le Moyne, François(Encyclopedia)Le Moyne, Le Moine, or Lemoine, François all: fräNswä´ l mwän´ [key], 1688–1737, French painter. After a stay in Venice in 1723, he developed a colorful, sumptuous manner based on the Veneti...
Le Moine, François(Encyclopedia)Le Moine, François: see Le Moyne, François.
Boisguilbert, Pierre le Pesant, sieur de(Encyclopedia)Boisguilbert, Pierre le Pesant, sieur de pyr l pzäN´ syör d bwäglbr´ [key], 1646–1714, French economist. A local official of Rouen after 1689, he proposed a radical alteration of th...
Ailly, Pierre d'(Encyclopedia)Ailly, Pierre d' pyr dy´ [key], 1350–1420, French theologian and writer, cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He was the teacher of John Gerson and was Gerson's predecessor as chancellor of...
Aubusson, Pierre d'(Encyclopedia)Aubusson, Pierre d' pyr dbüsôN´ [key], 1423–1503, French soldier, a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church, and grand master of the Knights Hospitalers (1476–1503). In 1480 he valiantly defe...
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