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1) Orleans, Louis Philippe Joseph, duc d'. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...French revolutionist; great-grandson of Philippe II, duc d'Orleans (see Orleans, family) and great-great-great-grandson of King Louis XIII. First duke of Montpensier...

2) Lemercier, Jacques. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...French architect, one of the group that evolved a classical mode of expression for French architecture. In Italy (c.1607-1614) he was strongly influenced by the architecture...

3) Coypel. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Noel Coypel, 1628-1707, director of the Academie de France a Rome and later of the Academie royale de peinture et de sculpture in Paris, was employed on the decorations...

4) Fontaine, Pierre Francois Leonard. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Charles Percier; the development of the Empire style in France was almost exclusively an expression of their talents. After Napoleon's fall the partnership dissolved...

5) Moliere, Jean Baptiste Poquelin. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...French playwright and actor, b. Paris; son of a merchant who was upholsterer to the king. His name was originally Jean Baptiste Poquelin. Moliere was the creator...

6) Bejart. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...French family of actors associated with Moliere, who joined their amateur company, Les Enfants de Famille. Their professional debut in Paris (1643) was as the Illustre-Theatre;...

7) Paris, city, France. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...France and a cultural and intellectual center of international renown. The city possesses an indefinable unity of atmosphere that has fascinated writers, poets, and...

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