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Molière, Jean Baptiste Poquelin(Encyclopedia)Molière, Jean Baptiste Poquelin zhäN bätst´ pôklN´ môlyr´ [key], 1622–73, French playwright and actor, b. Paris; son of a merchant who was upholsterer to the king. His name was origina...
Labat, Jean Baptiste(Encyclopedia)Labat, Jean Baptiste zhäN bätst´ läbä´ [key], 1663–1738, French Dominican missionary. Sent to the West Indies, he explored the islands, he was largely responsible for the permanent establish...
Lamy, Jean Baptiste(Encyclopedia)Lamy, Jean Baptiste zhäN bätst´ läm´ [key], 1814–88, Roman Catholic archbishop in the U.S. Southwest, b. France. He was ordained in 1838 and, after doing missionary work in S Ohio, was sent...
Talon, Jean Baptiste(Encyclopedia)Talon, Jean Baptiste zhäN bätst´ tälôN´ [key], 1625?–1694, intendant of New France, b. France. He entered French administrative service c.1653. In his short tenure (1665–68, 1670–72) as ...
Say, Jean Baptiste(Encyclopedia)Say, Jean Baptiste zhäN bätst´ s [key], 1767–1832, French economist. In A Treatise on Political Economy (1803, tr. from the 4th ed. 1821) he effectively reorganized and popularized the theori...
Colbert, Jean Baptiste(Encyclopedia)Colbert, Jean Baptiste zhäN bätst´ kôlbr´ [key], 1619–83, French statesman. The son of a draper, he was trained in business and was hired by Cardinal Mazarin to look after his financial aff...
Tavernier, Jean Baptiste(Encyclopedia)Tavernier, Jean Baptiste zhäN bätst´ tävrny´ [key], 1605–89, French traveler in Asia. He undertook six voyages, which took him as far as the East Indies and Java, and he acquired a fortun...
Santerre, Jean Baptiste(Encyclopedia)Santerre, Jean Baptiste zhäN bätst´ säNtr´ [key], 1651–1717, French figure and portrait painter. He was known for allegorical portraits and his rococo use of nude figures. He founded a draw...
Isabey, Jean Baptiste(Encyclopedia)Isabey, Jean Baptiste zhäN bätst´ zäb´ [key], 1767–1855, French portrait painter and miniaturist. He was a pupil of J. L. David and was greatly influenced by Fragonard. His portraits are ...
Perrin, Jean Baptiste(Encyclopedia)Perrin, Jean Baptiste zhäN bätst´ prN´ [key], 1870–1942, French physicist From 1910 to 1940 he was professor at the Univ. of Paris, and in 1941 he came to the United States. Perrin specia...
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