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Messmer, Pierre(Encyclopedia)Messmer, Pierre (Pierre Joseph Auguste Messmer)pyr msm´ [key], 1916–, French political leader. In World War II he fought with the Free French forces before joining General de Gaulle's staff. ...
Pierre(Encyclopedia)Pierre pr [key], city (1990 pop. 12,906), state capital (since 1889) and seat of Hughes co., central S.Dak., on the east bank of the Missouri River, opposite Fort Pierre; inc. 1883. Its economy is c...
Chaban-Delmas, Jacques(Encyclopedia)Chaban-Delmas, Jacques zhäk shäbäN´-dlmä´ [key], 1915–2000, French political leader, born Jacques Delmas. He joined (1940) the resistance, using the nom de guerre Chaban, which he later adop...
Flourens, Pierre(Encyclopedia)Flourens, Pierre (Marie Jean Pierre Flourens)pyr flooräNs´ [key], 1794–1867, French physiologist. He demonstrated the respiratory center in the medulla and the function of the cerebellum in mu...
Laclede, Pierre(Encyclopedia)Laclede, Pierre pyr läkld´ [key], c.1724–1778, French pioneer in the United States. His surname was Liguest, but he adopted the name Pierre Laclede. He went to New Orleans in 1755 and was a me...
Mauclerc, Pierre(Encyclopedia)Mauclerc, Pierre: see Peter I, duke of Brittany.
Mauroy, Pierre(Encyclopedia)Mauroy, Pierre pyr môrwä´ [key], 1928–2013, French politician. Educated at the École National d'Apprentissage de Cachan, he was a teacher and an active member of the new Socialist party from t...
Cauchon, Pierre(Encyclopedia)Cauchon, Pierre pyr kshôN´ [key], d. 1442, bishop of Beauvais, France, president of the ecclesiastic court that convicted (1431) Joan of Arc at Rouen. His violent partisanship for the English ma...
Fauchard, Pierre(Encyclopedia)Fauchard, Pierre pyr fshär´ [key], 1678–1761, French dentist, a founder of modern dentistry. He practiced in Paris from c.1715 and was influential in raising dentistry from a trade to a profes...
Broussel, Pierre(Encyclopedia)Broussel, Pierre pyr broosl´ [key], c.1575–1654, councillor of the Parlement of Paris under Louis XIII and Louis XIV. His opposition to the tax program proposed by Cardinal Mazarin made him p...
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