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Jean-Marie Lustiger, cardinal MP (1926 - 2007)

Wikipedia French Wikipedia English Aaron Jean-Marie Lustiger (17 September 1926 – 5 August 2007) was a French cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He was Archbishop of Paris from 1981 un...

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Claude Miller (1942 - 2012)

"'Claude Miller"' French film director, producer and screenwriter. A hommage from the director and scriptwriter Bernard Stora Claude, A friendship is interesting. Can we say how it starts? Can we s...

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Levi ben Gerson Gersonides MP (1288 - 1344)

רלב"ג Levi ben Gershon , better known by his Latinised name as Gersonides or the abbreviation of first letters as RaLBaG (1288–1344), philosopher, Talmudist, mathemat...

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Yehudai 'Habibai' ben Natronai, Exilarch of Pumbeditha & Carcassonne MP (c.683 - c.770)

Yehudai left Pumbeditha during a contentious period and sought to enjoy his last days in the comforts of a burgeoning community in Southern France - Carcassonne. Yehudai was elected leader of the Jew...

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Natronai Ibn Habibai, Exilarch of Pumbeditha & Almeria MP (c.699 - c.773)

Naṭronay bar Ḥabibai, whose patronymic is also recorded as Zabinai/Zavinay in some texts of the Epistle (Heb. Iggeret) of Sherira Gaon, was Exilarch in Babylonia from 771 to 773. He was n...

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"Isaac the Jew", Charlemagne's Diplomat MP (c.749 - c.836)

In as far back as 797 AD, Charlemagne, the founder of the Carolingian empire who was later crowned Holy Roman Emperor, sent a man named Isaac the Jew to the Baghdad caliph Harun al-Rashid. In 802, Isaa...

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Machir Todros ben Yehudah Zakai (c.799 - d.)

Duke of Narbonne and Count of Autun.

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Rabbi Élie Munk MP (1900 - 1981)

Rabbi Élie Munk , a truly great spiritual leaders of European Jewry, and a a towering figure of Jewish scholarship and faith was born in Paris on September 15, 1900 (21 Eloul 5660) to a family o...

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Marcel Proust MP (1871 - 1922)

Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust , né à Auteuil le 10 juillet 1871 et mort à Paris le 18 novembre 1922. Marcel Proust est un écrivain français, do...

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Dominique Gaston André Strauss-Kahn MP

Dominique Gaston André Strauss-Kahn born 25 April 1949), often referred to in the media, and by himself, as DSK, is a French economist, lawyer, politician , and member of the French Socialist Pa...

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Claude Lévi-Strauss MP (1908 - 2009)

Claude Levi Strauss - Wikipedia French Anthropologue et ethnologue Français Claude Lévi-Strauss (28 November 1908 – 30 October 2009) was a French anthropologist and ethnologi...

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Henri Louis Bergson, Nobel Prize in Literature, 1927 MP (1859 - 1941)

Henri Bergson , né le 18 octobre 1859 à Paris où il est mort le 4 janvier 19411, est un philosophe français. Il a publié quatre principaux ouvrages : d’abord e...

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Pierre Isaac Isidore Mendès-France MP (1907 - 1982)

Pierre Mendès France , surnommé PMF, né le 11 janvier 1907 à Paris et décédé le 18 octobre 1982 dans la même ville, est un homme politique fran&#...

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Laurent Moïse Schwartz (1915 - 2002)

Laurent-Moïse Schwartz (5 March 1915 in Paris – 4 July 2002 in Paris) was a French mathematician. Alumnus of the École normale supérieure, he was awarded the Fields medal in...

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Emile Durkheim (1858 - 1917)

Émile Durkheim was born in Épinal in Lorraine, coming from a long line of devout French Jews; his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather had been rabbis. At an early age, he decided n...

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Simone Veil MP

Simone Veil, DBE (born 13 July 1927) is a French politician and attorney who served as Minister of Health under Valéry Giscard d'Estaing, President of the European Parliament and member of the C...

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Léon André Blum MP (1872 - 1950)

André Léon Blum (9 April 1872 – 30 March 1950) was a French politician, usually identified with the moderate left, and three times Prime Minister of France. _____________________...

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Adolphe Crémieux (1796 - 1880)

Isaac-Jacob Crémieux, plus connu sous le nom d'Adolphe Crémieux, né le 30 avril 1796 à Nîmes et mort le 10 février 1880 à Paris, est un avocat, homme po...

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Marcel Ferdinand Dassault (Bloch) MP (1892 - 1986)

Marcel Dassault, né Marcel Ferdinand Bloch le 22 janvier 1892 à Paris IXe et mort le 17 avril 1986 à Neuilly-sur-Seine, est un ingénieur, homme politique et entrepreneur fra...

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Paul Abraham Dukas MP (1865 - 1935)

Sorcerer's Apprentice - Paul Abraham Dukas cf Paul Abraham Dukas (1 October 1865 – 17 May 1935) was a French composer, critic, scholar and teacher. A studious man, of retiring personality,...

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Darius Milhaud MP (1892 - 1974)

compositeur français il épouse sa cousine germaine Darius Milhaud (4 September 1892 – 22 June 1974) was a French composer and teacher. He was a member of Les Six—also ...

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Jacques S. Hadamard MP (1865 - 1963)

A biography of Jacques Hadamard Wikepedia: Jacques Salomon Hadamard (December 8, 1865 – October 17, 1963) was a French mathematician who made major contributions in number theory, complex ...

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Paul Pierre Levy (1886 - 1971)

..."Mathématicien français. Il figure, avec Émile Borel, Andreï Kolmogorov, Norbert Wiener, Joseph Leo Doob et Kiyoshi Itō, parmi les fondateurs de la théorie ...

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Alfred Dreyfus MP (1859 - 1935)

Site de ressources sur l'Affaire Dreyfus, ouvert à l'occasion de l'exposition célébrant le centenaire de la réhabilitation du capitaine Dreyfus. L'AFFAIRE DREYFUS par ...

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André Gustave Citroën MP (1878 - 1935)

Citroen Biography and Legacy Andre Citroen, French Industrialist, Engineer, Explorer & Entrepreneur André Citroën - Wikipedia Books

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Simone Adolphine Weil MP (1909 - 1943)

Simone Adolphine Weil est une philosophe française, née à Paris le 3 février 1909 et morte à Ashford le 24 août 1943. Elle est la sœur du mathéma...

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André Abraham Weil MP (1906 - 1998)

The Weil Family Autobiography of André Weil André Weil - Wikipedia André Weil (6 May 1906 – 6 August 1998) was one of the century's most influential pure mathematici...

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Amedeo Modigliani MP (1884 - 1920)

Amedeo Clemente Modigliani (July 12, 1884 – January 24, 1920) was an Italian artist who worked mainly in France. Primarily a figurative artist, he became known for paintings and sculpture...

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Camille Pissarro MP (1830 - 1903)

Camille Pissarro was a French Impressionist painter. His importance resides not only in his visual contributions to Impressionism and Post-Impressionism, but also in his patriarchal standing among hi...

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Mayer Amschel Rothschild MP (1744 - 1812)

a short summary from Wikipedia : Mayer Amschel Rothschild Born: 23 February 1744 Frankfurt am Main Died: 19 September 1812 (aged 68) Frankfurt am Main, Grand Duchy of Frankfurt Known for R...

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Michel Nostradamus MP (1503 - 1566)

Michel de Nostredame (21 December 1503 – 2 July 1566), usually Latinised to Nostradamus , was a French apothecary and reputed seer who published collections of prophecies that have since become ...

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Miriam Bat RASHI Ben Natan MP (1066 - 1105)

Miriam married Judah ben Nathan and had a daughter, Alvina, a learned woman whose customs served as an example for other Jewish women. Miriam’s son, Yom Tov, later moved to Paris and headed a ye...

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Yocheved bat RASHI Kalonimus MP (1065 - c.1139)

Yocheved married Meir ben Samuel of nearby Ramerupt. They had four sons: Isaac ("Rivam"), Samuel ("Rashbam") (1080–1174), Solomon the grammarian, and their youngest child, Jacob ("Rabbenu Tam") ...

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Rachel bat Rashi MP (1070 - d.)

Firstborn daughter of RASHI Rachel was divorced from her husband, Eliezer. Judy Chicago, in her compendium of significant women in history, lists Rachel (b. 1070), daughter of Rashi, as a learned wom...

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Rashi רש״י MP (1040 - 1105)

Rashi was the outstanding Biblical commentator of the Middle Ages. He was born in Troyes, France, and lived from 1040 to 1105. He is considered the "father" of all commentaries that followed on the Tal...

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