Paul Henri Benjamin Balluat
[pawl ahn-ree ban-zha-man ba-lwa] /pɔl ɑ̃ˈri bɛ̃ ʒaˈmɛ̃ baˈlwa/ (Show IPA), Baron Constant de Rebecque
[duh ruh-bek] /də rəˈbɛk/ (Show IPA), 1852–1924, French diplomat: Nobel Peace Prize 1909.
Georges Léopold Chrétien Frédéric Dagobert [zhawrzh ley-aw-pawld krey-tyan frey-dey-reek da-gaw-ber] /ʒɔrʒ leɪ ɔˈpɔld kreɪˈtyɛ̃ freɪ deɪˈrik da gɔˈbɛr/ (Show IPA), Baron, 1769–1832, French naturalist: pioneer in the fields of paleontology and comparative anatomy. Contemporary Examples Linnaeus and Cuvier have been my two gods, though in very different ways, but they were mere school-boys to old […]
Sir Henry (William Henry Lytton Earle Bulwer; Baron Dalling and Bulwer) 1801–72, British diplomat and author. Historical Examples For Dickens, like the young men of the time—Disraeli, Bulwer, and the rest—was a great fop. Life of Charles Dickens Frank Marzials He is a weak imitator of Bulwer, that is all, and he has not Bulwer’s […]
Jean Baptiste du Val-de-Grâce [zhahn ba-teest dy val duh-grahs] /ʒɑ̃ baˈtist dü val dəˈgrɑs/ (Show IPA), Baron de (“Anacharsis Clootz”) 1755–94, Prussian leader in the French Revolution. a cloven hoof; one of the divisions of the cloven hoof of the swine, sheep, etc. (usually initial capital letter). Often, Cloots. Satan; the devil. Historical Examples Cloots […]
Gilles de Laval [zheel duh la-val] /ʒil də laˈval/ (Show IPA), Baron de, 1404?–40, French marshal: executed for child murder. Jean François Paul de Gondi [zhahn frahn-swa pawl duh gawn-dee] /ʒɑ̃ frɑ̃ˈswa pɔl də gɔ̃ˈdi/ (Show IPA), Cardinal de, 1614–79, French politician and clergyman. Historical Examples It was M. de Nerval, the prime minister, whom […]