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Mérimée, Prosper

(Encyclopedia)Mérimée, Prosper prôspĕrˈ mārēmāˈ [key], 1803–70, French author. He first wrote a collection of plays in imitation of Spanish drama, The Plays of Clara Gazul (1825, tr. 1825), and a collect...

Enfantin, Barthélemy Prosper

(Encyclopedia)Enfantin, Barthélemy Prosper bärtālmēˈ prôspĕrˈ äNfäNtăNˈ [key], 1796–1864, French socialist, sometimes called Père Enfantin. He became a leader of the movement started by the comte de ...

Considérant, Victor Prosper

(Encyclopedia)Considérant, Victor Prosper vēktôrˈ prōspârˈ kôNsēdāräNˈ [key], 1808–93, French socialist; follower of Charles Fourier. In 1837, at the death of Fourier, he became the acknowledged leade...

Crébillon, Prosper Jolyot de

(Encyclopedia)Crébillon, Prosper Jolyot de prôspĕrˈ zhôlyōˈ də krābēyôNˈ [key], 1674–1762, French dramatist. His tragic melodramas, marked by violent plots, include Idoménée (1705), Électre (1708),...

Barante, Amable Guillaume Prosper Brugière, baron de

(Encyclopedia)Barante, Amable Guillaume Prosper Brugière, baron de ämäˈblə gēyōmˈ prôspĕrˈ brüzhyĕrˈ bärôNˈ də bäräNtˈ [key], 1782–1866, French statesman and historian. He held numerous admin...

Selinus

(Encyclopedia)Selinus sĭlīˈnəs [key], ancient city of Sicily. It was founded (628? b.c.) by Dorian Greeks. The constant rival of neighboring Segesta, Selinus got Syracuse to interfere in a quarrel, which led to...

Lemaître, Frédérick

(Encyclopedia)Lemaître, Frédérick frādārēkˈ ləmĕtˈrə [key], 1800–1876, French actor, originally named Antoine Louis Prosper Lemaître. First known in pantomimes and melodramas, he gained fame (1823) fo...

New Smyrna Beach

(Encyclopedia)New Smyrna Beach smûrˈnə [key], city (1990 pop. 16,543), Volusia co., NE Fla., on Indian River (a lagoon; part of the Intracoastal Waterway) and on Ponce de Leon Inlet of the Atlantic Ocean; inc. 1...

Habakkuk

(Encyclopedia)Habakkuk həbakˈək [key], prophetic book of the Bible. It is a collection of oracles, perhaps three in number, delivered against the backdrop of the Babylonian threat to Judah in c.600 b.c. The firs...

Merchant Adventurers

(Encyclopedia)Merchant Adventurers, name given originally to all merchants in England who engaged in export trade, but later applied to loosely organized groups of merchants in the major ports concerned with export...

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