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Rhys, Jean(Encyclopedia)Rhys, Jean rs [key], pseud. of Ella Gwendoline Rees Williams, 1894–1979, English novelist, b. Dominica. Her novels written in the 1930s mercilessly exploit her own emotional life, depicting pretty...
Williams, Gwen(Encyclopedia)Williams, Gwen: see Rhys, Jean.
Rhys ap Gruffydd(Encyclopedia)Rhys ap Gruffydd rs äp grf´ [key], 1132?–1197, ruler of South Wales and, after the death (1170) of Owain Gwynedd, leader of the Welsh princes. The failure (1165) of the English troops und...
Jean(Encyclopedia)Jean zhäN [key], 1921–2019, grand duke of Luxembourg (1964–2000); son of Charlotte, grand duchess of Luxembourg, and Felix, prince of Bourbon-Parma. He fought with Great Britain's Irish Guards in...
Leighton, Frederick Leighton, Baron(Encyclopedia)Leighton, Frederick Leighton, Baron l´tn [key], 1830–96, English painter and sculptor. He studied in Florence. His first exhibited picture, which showed Cimabue's Madonna being carried through ...
Domat, Jean(Encyclopedia)Domat, Jean zhäN dmä´ [key], 1625–96, French jurist. His Les Loix civiles dans leur ordre naturel [civil laws in their natural order] (3 vol., 1689–94) is a restatement of Roman law considere...
Laffite, Jean(Encyclopedia)Laffite, Jean zhäN läft´ [key], c.1780–1826?, leader of a band of privateers and smugglers. The name is often spelled Lafitte. He and his men began operating (1810) off the Baratarian coast S o...
Lafitte, Jean(Encyclopedia)Lafitte, Jean: see Laffite, Jean.
Lalande, Jean(Encyclopedia)Lalande, Jean (Saint John Lalande)zhäN läläNd´ [key], d. 1646, French Jesuit missionary in Canada and New York, one of the Jesuit Martyrs of North America. He came to the New World in 1644. He acc...
Lannes, Jean(Encyclopedia)Lannes, Jean zhäN län [key], 1769–1809, marshal of France. He fought under Napoleon Bonaparte (later Napoleon I) in the Italian and Egyptian campaigns, supported his coup of 18 Brumaire, and disti...
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