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René

(Encyclopedia) René rənā´ [key], 1409–80, king of Naples (1435–80; rival claimant to Alfonso V of Aragón and Ferdinand I of Naples), duke of Anjou, Bar, and Lorraine, count of Provence...

René Descartes

René Descartes is often called the father of modern science. He established a new, clear way of thinking about philosophy and science by rejecting all ideas based on assumptions or emotional beliefs …

René Préval

René Garcia Préval is the president of Haiti. The son of a former agriculture minister there, he spent many years away from Haiti, studying in Belgium and working menial jobs in New York. He returne…

René Auberjonois

René Auberjonois was a busy actor on stage and screen for thirty years before he played Odo, the shape-shifting constable on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993-99). He followed that in 2004 by taking th…

Renee Zellweger

Renee Zellweger won the Academy Award as best supporting actress for her role as plucky Ruby Thewes in the 2003 Civil War drama Cold Mountain. Zellweger is an athletic Texas native whose early roles …

Rene Russo

A tall and sexy actress in the Geena Davis mold, Rene Russo has made a career out of playing brainy-but-nutty love interests in Hollywood action films and comedies. She began as a model, appearing in…

Rene Russo

actressBorn: 2/17/1954Birthplace: Burbank, California A model turned actress who was first spotted by a talent scout at a Rolling Stones concert. She worked for several years as one of the top fashi…

Renee Zellweger

actressBorn: 4/25/1969Birthplace: Katy, Texas Zellweger graduated from the University of Texas, Austin, where she earned a B.A. in English. She gained critical notice in 1996 with roles in Jerry Mag…

Lacoste, René

René Lacoste, "Le Crocodile" Tennis legend and fashion baron by Borgna Brunner Jean René Lacoste (1904–1996) was famous for his considerable achievements in two very dif…

René Auguste Chouteau

trader Born: 9/7/1749Birthplace: New Orleans, La. One of the family of American fur traders from New Orleans, with his half brother Jean Pierre Chouteau and two of his sons Auguste Pierre and Pierre…