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[frahngk; French frahnk] /frɑŋk; French frɑ̃k/

César (Auguste)
[sey-zar oh-gyst] /seɪˈzar oʊˈgüst/ (Show IPA), 1822–90, French composer, born in Belgium.
James, 1882–1964, U.S. physicist, born in Germany: Nobel Prize 1925.
(French) (frɑ̃k). César (Auguste) (sezar). 1822–90, French composer, organist, and teacher, born in Belgium. His works, some of which make use of cyclic form, include a violin sonata, a string quartet, the Symphony in D Minor (1888), and much organ music
(fræŋk). James. 1882–1964, US physicist, born in Germany: shared a Nobel prize for physics with Gustav Hertz (1925) for work on the quantum theory, particularly the effects of bombarding atoms with electrons


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