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Beauvoir, Simone de(Encyclopedia)Beauvoir, Simone de smôn´ d bvwär´ [key], 1908–86, French author. A leading exponent of existentialism, she is closely associated with Jean-Paul Sartre, with whom she had a life-long relat...
Sartre, Jean-Paul(Encyclopedia)Sartre, Jean-Paul zhäN-pôl sär´tr [key], 1905–80, French philosopher, playwright, and novelist. Influenced by German philosophy, particularly that of Heidegger, Sartre was a leading exponent o...
Signoret, Simone(Encyclopedia)Signoret, Simone, 1921–85, French actress, b. Wiesbaden, Germany, as Simone Henriette Charlotte Kaminker. The sultry blonde actress began as a movie extra; she became well known after she starred in...
Weil, Simone(Encyclopedia)Weil, Simone smôn´ vl [key], 1909–43, French philosopher and mystic. After receiving her baccalauréat with honors at 15, she studied philosophy for four years, then entered (1928) the prestig...
Martini, Simone(Encyclopedia)Martini, Simone smô´n märt´n [key], or Simone di Martinod märt´n [key], c.1283–1344, major Sienese painter. His art is admired for its Gothic spirituality combined with a vibranc...
Simone Martini(Encyclopedia)Simone Martini: see Martini, Simone.
Veil, Simone(Encyclopedia)Veil, Simone, 1927–2017, French politician, b. Simone Jacob. Interned in Nazi concentration camps during World War II because she was Jewish, she became a lawyer and government official. She served ...
Biles, Simone Arianne(Encyclopedia)Biles, Simone Arianne, 1997–, American gymnast, b. Columbus, Ohio. Known for her consistency and the high degree of difficulty of her routines, she was the first gymnast to win three consecutive wor...
Lanzmann, Claude(Encyclopedia)Lanzmann, Claude, 1925–2018, French filmmaker and journalist, b. Paris. While his Jewish family was in hiding in rural France during World War II, Lanzmann joined the Resistance and fought the Nazis...
du Plessix Gray, Francine(Encyclopedia)du Plessix Gray, Francine, 1930–2019, French-American writer, b. Warsaw, studied Bryn Mawr, Black Mountain College, B.A. Barnard, 1952. She worked first as a writer and editor for radio and magazine...
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