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Chonon HaLevi Levin MP (deceased)

"Reb Chonon Levin", "Reb Chonon HaLevi Levin"

Reb Chonon Halevi Levin from Ukraine and France, stemming from generations of Chabad Chassidim, fought against the Nazis in Stalingrad and against the Finns in Finland. Chonon Levin braved not just the...

7/25/2007 1/14/2015

Wikipedia French Wikipedia English Cardinal Lustiger The Economist Aaron Jean-Marie Lustiger (17 September 1926 – 5 August 2007) was a French cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He wa...

10/12/2013 9/17/2014

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...

5/8/2010 1/30/2013

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...

5/22/2012 11/27/2012

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

"Habibai", "Haninai", "Havivai", "Zabibai"

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...

7/30/2007 11/27/2012

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

"Hananiah", "Zabinai", "Zavinay", "Naṭronay ben Ḥavivay", "Naṭronay ben Ḥabibai"

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...

8/20/2008 11/27/2012

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

""Isaac the Jew" Diplomat of Charlemagne"

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...

11/18/2011 11/27/2012

Duke of Narbonne and Count of Autun.

11/18/2011 11/27/2012

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...

2/2/2008 11/10/2011

Marcel Proust MP (1871 - 1922)

"Marcel Proust"

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...

3/1/2008 6/6/2011

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...

5/25/2011 6/6/2011

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...

5/24/2010 6/5/2011

Henri Bergson , né le 18 octobre 1859 à Paris où il est mort le 4 janvier 1941, est un philosophe français. Il a publié quatre principaux ouvrages : d’abord en...

12/1/2007 6/5/2011

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&#...

2/4/2009 6/5/2011

Laurent Moïse Schwartz MP (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...

7/11/2008 6/5/2011

Emile Durkheim MP (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...

1/8/2009 6/5/2011

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...

2/11/2010 6/5/2011

Léon 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. ___________________...

12/29/2007 6/5/2011

Adolphe Crémieux MP (1796 - 1880)

"Adolphe Isaac"

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...

10/27/2009 6/5/2011

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...

2/28/2010 6/5/2011

Paul Abraham Dukas MP (1865 - 1935)

"Paul Ducas"

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,...

2/4/2009 6/5/2011

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 ...

7/2/2010 6/5/2011

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 ...

2/7/2009 6/5/2011

Paul Pierre Lévy (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 ...

12/21/2008 6/5/2011

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 ...

9/26/2007 6/1/2011

André Gustave Citroën MP (1878 - 1935)

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

2/6/2008 6/1/2011

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...

11/25/2010 5/31/2011

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...

12/24/2008 5/31/2011

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...

2/11/2008 5/31/2011

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...

12/5/2009 5/31/2011

Mayer Amschel Rothschild MP (1744 - 1812)

"Mosche Meir"

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...

6/23/2008 5/31/2011

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 ...

11/10/2010 5/31/2011

Miriam Bat RASHI Ben Natan MP (1062 - 1090)

"Miriam bat RASHI"

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...

6/27/2007 5/31/2011

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

"יוכבד קלונימוס בת רש"י", "RASHI daughter", "Yocheved bat Kalonimus", "Yocheved bat Shlomo ben Yitzhak (RaSHi)"

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") ...

6/27/2007 5/31/2011

Rachel bat Rashi MP (1069 - 1105)

"Rachel Belle Assez", "Rachel the Quite Beautiful"

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...

8/25/2007 5/31/2011

Rashi רש״י MP (1040 - 1105)

"Rashi", "רש"י", "Rashi of Troyes", "Rachi", "רבי שלמה יצחקי"

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...

6/27/2007 5/31/2011