[zhawrzh œ-zhen] /ʒɔrʒ œˈʒɛn/ (Show IPA), Baron, 1809–91, French administrator who improved the landscaping, street designs, and utilities systems of Paris.
The Haussmann urban-renewal project demolished old neighborhoods.
Dreaming of Paris Philip Gefter January 27, 2010
Paris—the Paris of the Empire and of Haussmann—is a house of cards.
Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris Henry Labouchre
The report that my name has been given to the Boulevard Haussmann is confirmed.
The Memoirs of Victor Hugo Victor Hugo
The name Haussmann recalled the Second Empire, and he ransacked his memory for anecdotes.
Evelyn Innes George Moore
Paris is always Paris, and always will be, in spite of the immortal Haussmann, both for those who love it and for those who don’t.
The Martian George Du Maurier
A change of residence led Haussmann to this fortunate result.
A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines Andrew Ure
The two great latter-day Paris boulevards are boulevard Haussmann and boulevard Malesherbes.
Historic Paris Jetta S. Wolff
Pcuchet stammered, Haussmann prevents me from going to sleep.
Bouvard and Pcuchet, part 2 Gustave Flaubert
What surfaces,—what gradations,—what a beauty of multiplied lines, though it is only a piece of vulgar Haussmann!
The History of David Grieve Mrs. Humphry Ward
But it is to be subjected to the plan of Haussmann, with great tree-girt avenues radiating diagonally from the Plaza Mayo.
The Amazing Argentine John Foster Fraser
Georges-Eugène, Baron. 1809–91, French town planner, noted for his major rebuilding of Paris in the reign of Napoleon III
Baron Giichi [gee-ee-chee] /giˈi tʃi/ (Show IPA), 1863–1929, Japanese military and political leader: prime minister 1927–29. Contemporary Examples The TPO is also part of the Ministry of Justice, headed by Mr. Tanaka. Japan’s Justice Minister to Resign Over Yakuza Ties Jake Adelstein October 18, 2012 But Tanaka has been a little slow in obeying this […]
Baron Kolmar von der [kawl-mahr fuh n duh r] /ˈkɔl mɑr fən dər/ (Show IPA), 1843–1916, German field marshal. Historical Examples Goltz was still very sympathetic; he regarded the French desire as quite legitimate in principle. Bismarck and the Foundation of the German Empire James Wycliffe Headlam Swept into the interior Goltz was; by no […]
Gottfried Wilhelm von [German gawt-freet vil-helm fuh n] /German ˈgɔt frit ˈvɪl hɛlm fən/ (Show IPA), 1646–1716, German philosopher, writer, and mathematician. Contemporary Examples Leibniz (185) and Voltaire (170) also performed well, but others gave a lackluster showing. What is a Genius? Nick Romeo November 8, 2013 Historical Examples It is a question, however, for […]
George, 1712–70, British statesman: prime minister 1763–65. Also, Greynville. Sir Richard, 1541?–91, English naval commander. William Wyndham, Baron, 1759–1834, British statesman: prime minister 1806–07 (son of George Grenville). Historical Examples Grenville then asked where he was to be executed, and was told about a dozen miles from East Utah, near to the western bridge. Into […]
Christopher, Baron Hinton of Bankside, 1901–1983, British nuclear engineer. William Augustus, 1883–1959, U.S. medical researcher and educator. Contemporary Examples “Yeah,” a Journal reporter told The Daily Beast, when the Hinton resignation was barely two hours old. Succession Drama at WSJ Nick Summers July 15, 2011 When his wife, Hinton Mayor Sheryl Ann Cornelius, arrived home […]