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Gournay, Vincent de(Encyclopedia)Gournay, Vincent de vNsäN´ d goorn´ [key], 1712–59, French economist, precursor of the physiocrats and of Adam Smith. A wealthy merchant, he was in government service as intendant of comm...
Auriol, Vincent(Encyclopedia)Auriol, Vincent vNsäN´ ôryôl´ [key], 1884–1966, French statesman, first president (1947–54) of the Fourth Republic. A Socialist deputy after 1914, he was finance minister under Léon Blum (...
Voiture, Vincent(Encyclopedia)Voiture, Vincent vNsäN´ vwätür´ [key], 1597–1648, French man of letters and poet. He wrote in the precious manner of the salon of the Hôtel de Rambouillet, in which he was a leading figure. ...
Vincent de Paul, Saint(Encyclopedia)Vincent de Paul, Saint, 1580?–1660, French priest renowned for charitable work, b. Gascony. He was ordained in 1600. There are conflicting stories about his capture by pirates and enslavement in Tun...
D'Indy, Vincent(Encyclopedia)D'Indy, Vincent vNsäN´ dNd´ [key], 1851–1931, French composer. D'Indy was a pupil of César Franck. In 1894, Charles Bordes, Guilmant, and d'Indy founded the Schola Cantorum, Paris, of whic...
Saint Vincent, Cape(Encyclopedia)Saint Vincent, Cape, Port. Cabo de São Vicente, high and rocky promontory at the southwestern extremity of Portugal. Several historic sea battles were fought nearby, the most notable in 1797, when th...
Vincent Ferrer, Saint(Encyclopedia)Vincent Ferrer, Saint fr´r [key], 1350?–1419, Spanish Dominican preacher, b. Valencia. He studied at Barcelona, taught at Lleida, and later studied at Toulouse. After 1379 he became a friend an...
São Vicente, Cabo de(Encyclopedia)São Vicente, Cabo de: see Saint Vincent, Cape.
Benedetti, Vincent(Encyclopedia)Benedetti, Vincent vNsäN´ bndt´t [key], 1817–1900, French diplomat, b. Corsica, made a count by Napoleon III. He was ambassador to Prussia from 1864 to 1870. In an interview (1870) at E...
Ferrer, Vincent(Encyclopedia)Ferrer, Vincent: see Vincent Ferrer, Saint.
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