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Pierre Chevalier Pierre Chevalier (1905 â€“ 2001) was a well-known caver and mountaineer from France, with many alpine ascents and cave explorations to his credit. Chevalier is principally known for the exploration of the Dent de Crolles cave system over a twelve year period (1936 â€“ 1947), which became the deepest cave in the world.
Pierre Chevalier (Belgian politician) Pierre Chevalier (born October 8, 1952 in Bruges) is a Belgian politician and member of the VLD. He is a former Secretary of State in the Belgian Federal Government and was elected to the Belgian Senate in 2003 by the Dutch electoral college.
Pierre Choderlos de Laclos Pierre Ambroise FranĂ§ois Choderlos de Laclos, a French official and army general, was born on October 18, 1741 in Amiens, France and died in Taranto, Italy on September 5, 1803. He is most famously remembered for his epistolary novel, Les Liaisons dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons), a classic celebrated for its exploration of seduction, revenge, and human malice, although the author meant it primarily to reflect, through its principal characters, the reprehensible state of eighteenth-century French female education and its moral consequences.
Pierre johanns Pierre Johanns, a Luxemburger Jesuit priest, was born on 1 April 1882 in Heinerscheid (Luxembourg) After theological studies in Louvain (Belgium) and Indology in Oxford (England) he was sent as a missionary to India in 1921 where he was professor at St Xavier's College, Calcutta, and at the Theologate of Kurseong (Darjeeling). A pionneer in promoting a new approach to Hindu Spirituality and Theology which he popularized through his Review Light of the East he prepared the radical change of outlook towards Eastern non-Christian religions that ultimately found its way into the Vatican II declaration Nostra Aetate (on non-Christian Religions)
Pierre J. Thuot Commander Pierre Joseph Thuot (pronounced THOO-it) was a NASA astronaut (1985-1995). He is currently the Associate Chairman in the Aerospace Engineering Department, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland.
Pierre JaĂŻs Pierre JaĂŻs (born 1913, died 1988) was a famous French bridge player. With his regular partner Roger Trezel he was the winner of World team Olympiad in Turin 1960, Bermuda Bowl in Paris 1956, and World Open pairs Championship in Cannes 1962.
Pierre Janet Pierre Marie FĂ©lix Janet, (May 30 1859 - February 24 1947) was a pioneering French psychologist in the field of dissociation and traumatic memory. He was one of the first persons to draw a connection between events in the subject's past life and their present day trauma, and coined the words â€dissociationâ€™ and â€subconsciousâ€™.
Pierre Janssen Pierre Jules CĂ©sar Janssen (February 22, 1824â€“December 23, 1907) was a French astronomer who in 1868 discovered how to observe solar prominences without an eclipse. On August 18 of that same year, while observing an eclipse of the Sun in India, he noticed a bright yellow line with a wavelength of 587.
Pierre Jaquet-Droz Pierre Jaquet-Droz (1721-1790) was a Swiss-born watchmaker of the late eighteenth century. He lived in Paris, London, and Geneva, where he designed and built animated dolls, or automata, to help his firm sell watches and mechanical birds.
Pierre Jean Ă‰douard Desor Pierre Jean Ă‰douard Desor (1811 â€“ 1882), Swiss geologist, was born at Friedrichsdorf, near Frankfurt, on the 13th of February 1811. He associated in early years with Louis Agassiz, studying palaeontology and glacial phenomena, and together with James David Forbes ascended the Jungfrau in 1841.
Pierre Jeanneret Pierre Jeanneret (1896-1967) was a Swiss architect who collaborated with his more famous cousin Charles Edouard Jeanneret (who assumed the pseudonym Le Corbusier) for about twenty years. Their working relationship ended when he joined the French Resistance and Le Corbusier did not.
Pierre Joliot Pierre Joliot (born in Paris, 12 March, 1932) is a noted french biochemist and researcher for the CNRS. A researcher there since 1956, he became a Director of Research in 1974 and a member of their scientific council in 1992 Google translation.
Pierre Joris Pierre Joris, born in Strasbourg, France in 1946 and raised in Ettelbruck, Luxembourg, is a poet and translator. He left Luxembourg at nineteen and since then has lived in the US, Great Britain, North Africa and France.
Pierre Joseph Bonnaterre AbbĂ© Pierre Joseph Bonnaterre (1752 â€“ September 20, 1804) was a French naturalist who contributed sections on birds and fish to the Tableau encyclopĂ©dique et mĂ©thodique. He is also notable as the first scientist to study the feral child Victor of Aveyron.
Pierre Joseph-Dubois Pierre Joseph-Dubois (born 12 February 1988) is a French professional football striker. Having risen through Reading's Youth Academy, Joseph-Dubois was on loan to Tooting & Mitcham Utd but after his loan spell finished he was an unused sub in Reading's League Cup defeat at Liverpool.
Pierre Joubert Pierre Joubert (June 27, 1910 - January 13, 2002) was a French illustrator. He was closely associated with the creation of Scouting and the popular look of Boy Scouts in France and Belgium, comparable to the American artist Norman Rockwell.
Pierre Kraehenbuehl Pierre Kraehenbuehl has been the Director of Operations of the International Committee of the Red Cross since 1 July 2002 and personal adviser to President Jakob Kellenberger since 2000. Born in 1966, he received a B.
Pierre L. J. Vincent Pierre Vincent is a co-founder and current Associate Director of Toronto, Ontario based Citizens for a Canadian Republic, a non-profit, non-partisan organization representing the Canadian republican movement. The organization, founded in 2002, is the main group promoting Canadian republicanism.
Pierre La Motte Pierre de St. Paul, Sieur de La Motte (Pierre La Motte) was Captain of a company of the Carignan-Salieres Regiment that was dispatched to New France] (Canada) in 1665 by [[Louis XIV of France|King Louis XIV to protect French colonists from the Iroquois.
Pierre Lacroix Pierre Lacroix (born August 3, 1948 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is the President of the Colorado Avalanche of the National Hockey League. Lacroix is also the former General Manager of the Avalanche where he led them to two Stanley Cups during his tenure.
Pierre Lagaillarde Pierre Lagaillarde (Courbevoie, 15 May 1931) was a founder of the Organisation armĂ©e secrĂ¨te (OAS) French terrorist group, opposed to Algerian independence. A lawyer at Blida in Algeria, he was a reserve officer of the paratroopers and was elected deputy of Alger.
Pierre Lambert Pierre Lambert (born June 9, 1920 - ) (real name Pierre Boussel) is a French Trotskyist leader. He is the central leader of the French Courant Communiste Internationaliste (CCI) which founded the Parti des Travailleurs.
Pierre Laporte Pierre Laporte (25 February, 1921 â€“ 17 October, 1970), was a Canadian politician who was the Vice-Premier and Minister of Labour of the province of Quebec at the time he was kidnapped and murdered by members of the terrorist group, the Front de LibĂ©ration du QuĂ©bec (Quebec Liberation Front).
Pierre Larouche Pierre Larouche (born 16 November, 1955 in Taschereau, Quebec, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey forward who played in the NHL for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Montreal Canadiens, Hartford Whalers, and New York Rangers.
Pierre Laval Pierre Laval (28 June 1883 â€“ 15 October 1945) was a French politician and four times Prime Minister of France, the final time being under the Vichy government. For his role in Vichy France during World War II, he was found guilty of high treason and executed after the war.
Pierre Le Gros the Elder Pierre Le Gros the Elder (Chartres 1629 â€” Paris 1714) was a French sculptor whose output was largely absorbed by the decoration of the chĂ˘teau and the gardens of Versailles, often working to designs provided by Charles Le Brun and collaborating with other sculptors of the BĂ˘timents du Roi. His son, Pierre Le Gros the Younger worked almost entirely in Rome.
Pierre Le Gros the Younger Pierre Le Gros the Younger (12 April 1666 - 3 May 1719) was a French sculptor, active almost exclusively in Baroque Rome. His name is commonly written Legros, or he is referred to either as 'the Younger' or 'Pierre II' to distinguish him from his father, Pierre Le Gros the Elder, who was also a sculptor.
Pierre Le Muet Pierre Le Muet (1591 â€” 1669) was a French architect famous for his book ManiĂ¨re de bĂ˘tir pour toutes sortes de personnes (1623 and 1647)"The way to build for persons of every degree". At the time he was an architecte ordinaire du Roy and in charge of designs for the fortifications of Picardy.
Pierre LouĂżs Pierre LouĂżs (December 10, 1870 - June 6, 1925) was a French poet and Romantic writer, most renowned for lesbian and classical themes in some of his writings. He is known as a writer who "expressed pagan sensuality with stylistic perfection.
Pierre Louis Napoleon Cavagnari Sir Pierre Louis Napoleon Cavagnari, KCB, CSI, (1841-1879), British military administrator, was the son of the French general, the Count Louis Adolphus Cavagnari (1810-1899), by his marriage in 1837 with an Irish lady, Caroline Lyons-Montgomery. Cavagnari was born at Stenay, in the dĂ©partement of the Meuse, France, on the July 4, 1841.
Pierre Louis Roederer Comte Pierre Louis Roederer (February 15, 1754 â€“ December 17, 1835) was a French politician, economist, and historian, politically active in the era of the French Revolution and First French Republic. Roederer's son, Baron Antoine Marie Roederer (1782-1865), also became a noted political figure.
Pierre Macq Pierre Macq (1930-), Belgian physicist, was the rector of the Universite Catholique de Louvain (UCL) from 1986 until 1995. In 1973, he was awarded the Francqui Prize on Exact Sciences for his work on experimental nuclear physics.
Pierre Magnol Pierre Magnol (June 8, 1638 - May 21, 1715)Gregorian calendar date, which had been in use in France since 1582 was a French botanist. He was born in the city of Montpellier, where he lived and worked for the biggest part of his life.
Pierre MarĂ©chal Jean-Pierre MarĂ©chal (born October 4 1915 â€“ died June 27 1949) was an engineer and racing driver who died after his Aston Martin team car crashed in the first postwar running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race.
Pierre Marie Pierre Marie (born September 9, 1853, died April 13. 1940) was a French neurologist, who began his medical career in 1878 as an assistant to the famous neurologist Jean-Martin Charcot (1825-1893) at the SalpĂŞtriĂ¨re and BicĂŞtre Hospitals in Paris.
Pierre Marie Auguste Broussonet Pierre Marie Auguste Broussonet (February 28, 1761 - January 17, 1807), French naturalist, was born at Montpellier, and was educated for the medical profession. Visiting England, he was admitted in 1780 an honorary member of the Royal Society, and in 1782 published at London the first part of his work on fishes, Ichthyologiae Decas I, material for which was communicated to him by Sir Joseph Banks.
Pierre Martin NgĂ´ ÄĂ¬nh Thá»Ąc Pierre Martin NgĂ´ ÄĂ¬nh Thá»Ąc (chá»Ż nĂ´m: ĺ´ĺ»·äż¶) (approximately pronounced "Ngoh Din Took" ) (October 6, 1897â€“December 13, 1984), Roman Catholic Archbishop of Huáşż, Vietnam, was born in Huáşż, on October 6, 1897, of affluent Catholic parents. His younger brother, NgĂ´ ÄĂ¬nh Diá»‡m, was president of South Vietnam.
Pierre Martinet Pierre Martinet is an ex-agent of DGSE, the French external intelligence agency. In 2005 he published the book La DGSE : service action, un agent sort de l'ombre (The DGSE, Action Service, An Agent Comes Out of the Shadow).
Pierre Maury Pierre Maury (born 1282 or 1283) was a shepherd in the ComtĂ© de Foix. He life is known through his deposition, and the depositions of his friends and associates, to Bishop Jacques Fournier who was hunting for Cathar heretics.
Pierre McGuire Pierre McGuire (born August 8, 1961) is an ice hockey analyst and provides colour commentary for hockey programs on TSN and The NHL on NBC, where he is the lead "Inside the Glass" analyst. He won 2 Stanley Cups as a scout and assistant coach with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Pierre Menard, Author of The Quixote Borges's story "Pierre Menard, Author of The Quixote" ("Pierre Menard, autor del Quixote") originally appeared in Spanish in the Argentine journal Sur, May 1939. The Spanish-language original was first published in book form in Borges's 1941 collection El JardĂn de senderos que se bifurcan (The Garden of Forking Paths). That entire book was, in turn, included within his much-reprinted Ficciones (1944). Two English-language translations were published more or less simultaneously in 1962, one by James E. Irby in a diverse collection of Borges works entitled Labyrinths, the other by Anthony Bonner as part of a collaborative translation of the entirety of Ficciones published in 1962. The Bonner translation is reprinted in Borges, a Reader (1981, ISBN 0-525-47654-7). Quotations in this article follow that translation.
Pierre Menet Chairman emeritus of the French LancĂ´me Company. He is credited, along with GaĂ«tan Mourgue D'Algue and Dominque Motte, with bringing the Canada Cup golf tournament to Saint-Nom-la-BretĂ¨che in 1963 and helping popularize the then little known sport of Golf in France.
Pierre Mercure Pierre Mercure, (born in Montreal 21 Feb 1927; died in an accident near Avallon, France 29 Jan 1966), Canadian composer, TV producer, bassoonist, administrator. Premier prix Harmony, Counterpoint, DeuxiĂ¨me prix bassoon (Conservatoire de musique de Montreal) 1949.
Pierre Mertens Pierre Mertens (born October 9, 1939) is a Belgian French-speaking writer and lawyer who specializes in international law, director of the Centre de sociologie de la littĂ©rature at the UniversitĂ© Libre de Bruxelles, and literary critic with the newspaper Le Soir.
Pierre Mignoni Pierre Mignoni (born 28 February, 1977 in Toulon, France) is a French rugby union footballer, currently playing for ASM Clermont Auvergne in the Top 14 club competition in France. Mignoni has played for France.
Pierre Michaux Pierre Michaux (June 26, 1813 - 1883) was a blacksmith who furnished parts for the carriage trade in Paris during the 1850s and 1860s. In 1864 he formed a partnership with the Olivier brothers under his own name, Michaux et Cie ("Michaux and company"), which was the first company to construct bicycles with pedals, a machine which was called a velocipede at the time.
Pierre Moerlen's Gong Pierre Moerlen's Gong is a progressive jazz-rock outfit which is very different from the first incarnation of Gong, the psychedelic space-rock act led by Daevid Allen. It is notable for the prominent use of mallet percussion, such as marimba, xylophone, and vibraphone featured in a rock/jazz context, making for a very distinctive and unusual sound that could have been classified as warmer and more melodic than most typical fusion could be.
Pierre Moscovici Pierre Moscovici (born September 16, 1957) is a French politician, a member of the Departmental Council of Doubs and a Member of the European Parliament for the East of France. He is a member of the French Socialist Party (PS); part of the Party of European Socialists.
Pierre Mulele Pierre Mulele (August 11, 1929 - October 3 [or October 9, depending on the source], 1968) was a Congolese revolutionary who was briefly minister of education in Patrice Lumumba's cabinet. In 1964, during the Simba rebellions, Mulele, who had previously undergone training in the Eastern bloc as well as Red China, led a Maoisthttp://www.
Pierre Muller Pierre Muller (born 1952) is a member of the government of the City of Geneva, Switzerland (conseil administratif) since 1995 and as such held the rotating function of mayor (maire) for the years 1999 and 2004.
Pierre N. Leval Pierre Nelson Leval is a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. At the time of his appointment by President Bill Clinton in 1993, he was a United States District Court Judge in the Southern District of New York.
Pierre Nord Alexis Pierre Nord Alexis (1820-May 1, 1910) was President of HaĂŻti from December 21, 1902 to December 2, 1908. The son of a high-ranking official in the regime of Henri Christophe, Alexis joined the army in the 1830s, serving President Jean Louis Pierrot, his father-in-law as an aide-de-camp.
Pierre Patte Pierre Patte was a French architect who was the assistant of the great French teacher of architecture, Jacques-FranĂ§ois Blondel, whose Cours d'architecture which ran to nine volumes by 1777, he saw through the press after Blondel's death in 1774.
Pierre Paul Leroy-Beaulieu Pierre Paul Leroy-Beaulieu (1843-1916) was a French economist, brother of Henri Jean Baptiste Anatole Leroy-Beaulieu, born at Saumur on the 9th of December 1843, and educated in Paris at the LycĂ©e Bonaparte and the Ă‰cole de Droit. He afterwards studied at Bonn and Berlin, and on his return to Paris began to write for Le Temps, Revue nationale and Revue contemporaine.
Pierre Paul Prud'hon Pierre Paul Prud'hon (1758 - 1823) was a French Romantic painter and draughtsman best known for his allegorical paintings and portraits. Prud'hon was at times clearly influenced by Neo-classicism, at other times by Romanticism.
Pierre Pay-Pay wa Syakasighe Pierre Pay-Pay wa Syakasighe (born 10 July 1946) is a politician from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, best known as a former governor of the central bank, the Banque Centrale du Congo from 1985 to 1991. He served in various governmental positions during the 1980s and 1990s before going into exile in 1997.
Pierre Pestieau Pierre Pestieau (9 October, 1943-) is a Belgian economist and since 1975 professor of economics at the UniversitĂ© de LiĂ¨ge at the Research Center on Public and Population Economics. He received a PhD at Yale University in 1972, with a dissertation on Optimal Public Investment and Rates of Discount.
Pierre Petit Pierre Petit (1832-1909) was a French photographer born in the south of France. He learned photography in Paris 'with' or better under orders of AndrĂ©-Adolphe-EugĂ¨ne DisdĂ©ri (1819 - 1889) in the 77 employees' workshop.
Pierre Pettigrew [Stewart Pettigrew, PC], (born in [[Quebec City on April 18, 1951) is a Canadian politician. He served in the Liberal cabinet of Jean ChrĂ©tien in various capacities and in the government of Paul Martin as Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Pierre Pflimlin Pierre Pflimlin (February 5, 1907 in Roubaix - June 27, 2000 in Strasbourg) was a French Christian Democratic politician who served as the penultimate Prime Minister of the Fourth Republic for a few weeks in 1958, before being replaced by Charles de Gaulle during the crisis of that year.
Pierre Pflimlin bridge The Pierre Pflimlin bridge (Pont Pierre Pflimlin in French) is a 957 m long (main span 205 m) motorway bridge over the river Rhine between Germany and France, south of Strasbourg / Kehl. It is named after Pierre Pflimlin, a french politician, and was opened in 2002.
Pierre Pierce Pierre Antoine Pierce (born June 7, 1983) is a former member of the University of Iowa Hawkeyes men's basketball team. Noted for being the highest scoring player on the team, his stormy personal life and legal troubles were of major interest both in and outside the University community.
Pierre Plantard Pierre Athanase Marie Plantard (March 18, 1920 â€“ February 3, 2000) was a French draughtsman, best known for being the principal perpetrator of the hoax of the Priory of Sion, which he established to manufacture evidence that he had a legitimate claim to the French throne. This deception later inspired a series of BBC Two documentaries, the 1982 pseudohistory book Holy Blood, Holy Grail and the 2003 novel The Da Vinci Code, among others.
Pierre Poilievre Pierre Poilievre, MP (born June 3, 1979 in Calgary, Alberta) is a politician in Ontario, Canada. He is currently a member of the Canadian House of Commons, having been re-elected for the riding of Nepeanâ€”Carleton in the federal election of 2006.
Pierre Raymond Pierre Raymond is a social scientist who has been living in Colombia since 1979, and has been working on the countryâ€™s rural problems. He has undertaken in Colombia, his adopted country, several studies of rural economy, sociology and history.
Pierre Renoir Pierre Renoir (March 21 1885, Paris â€“ March 11 1952, Paris) â€“ French stage and film actor and director of the Comedie Francaise. Older brother of the Academy Award winner Jean Renoir, son of the famous impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir.
Pierre Restany Pierre Restany (born 24 June 1930, died 29 May 2003), was a French art critic, has incarnated one of the last figures of the militant critic and a passionate supporter of movements of neo-vanguard, a "companion of road" of young artists.
Pierre Richard Pierre Richard (born Pierre Richard Charles LĂ©opold Defays, 16 August 1934 in Valenciennes, France) is a comic actor who often plays the character of a clumsy daydreamer. Richard is also a film director and occasional singer.
Pierre Robert William Pierre Robert (born August 1, 1955) is a radio disc jockey who, since 1981, has been a highly popular on-air personality for 93.3FM WMMR in Philadelphia, one of the nation's most recognized rock music stations.
Pierre Roland Pierre Roland who was born Pierre Roland Christy, in Jakarta, Indonesia on the 14th April 1979, is an Indonesian actor. He is known as Pierre Roland and is famous for his role as a super hero in a hit tv series "Gerhana".
Pierre Rosenstiehl Pierre Rosenstiehl (born in 1933) is a French mathematician at the Ă‰cole des Hautes Ă‰tudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris). He is particularly active in graph theory and recognized for his work on planar graphs and graph drawing.
Pierre Rossier Pierre Joseph Rossier (born 16 July 1829, died between 1883 and 1898) was a pioneering Swiss photographer whose albumen photographs, which include stereographs and cartes-de-visite, comprise portraits, cityscapes and landscapes. He was commissioned by the London firm of Negretti and Zambra to travel to Asia and document the progress of the Anglo-French troops in the Second Opium War and, although he failed to join that military expedition, he remained in Asia for several years, producing the first commercial photographs of China, the Philippines, Japan and Siam (now Thailand).
Pierre S. du Pont, IV Pierre Samuel "Pete" du Pont, IV (born January 22 1935) is an American lawyer and politician from Rockland, in Brandywine Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware, near Wilmington. He is a member of the Republican Party, who served three terms as U.
Pierre Samuel Pierre Samuel was a French mathematician, known for his work in commutative algebra and its applications to algebraic geometry. The two-volume work Commutative Algebra that he wrote with Oscar Zariski is a classic.
Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours Pierre Samuel du Pont de Nemours (December 14, 1739 â€“ August 7 1817), was a French writer, economist, and government official, who was the father of EleuthĂ¨re IrĂ©nĂ©e du Pont, the founder of E.I. duPont de Nemours and Company and progenitor of one of America's richest business dynasties of the 19th and 20th centuries.
Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza Pietro Paolo Savorgnan di BrazzĂ , best known as Pierre Paul FranĂ§ois Camille Savorgnan de Brazza (January 26, 1852 - September 14, 1905) was a Franco-Italian explorer, born in Italy and later naturalized French. With the backing of the SociĂ©tĂ© de GĂ©ographique de Paris, he opened up for France entry along the right bank of the Congo that eventually led to French colonies in West Africa.
Pierre Scerri Pierre Scerri is a French telecommunications engineer and model builder, who gained fame in 1998 after having his highly accurate 1:3 scale model of a Ferrari 312 PB featured on the BBC programme Jeremy Clarkson's Extreme Machines.
Pierre Seel Pierre Seel (born August 16, 1923, at the family castle of Fillate in Haguenau, died November 25, 2005, in Toulouse) is the only French person to have testified openly about his experience of deportation during World War II due to his homosexuality.
Pierre Schaeffer Pierre Henri Marie Schaeffer (August 14, 1910â€“August 19, 1995) was a French composer, noted as the inventor of musique concrĂ¨te. The term is often misunderstood as referring to simply making music out of "real world" sounds, or sounds other than those made by musical instruments.
Pierre Schapira Pierre Lionel Georges Schapira (born 10 December 1944 in Algiers) is a French politician and Member of the European Parliament for the ĂŽle-de-France. He is a member of the Socialist Party, which is part of the Party of European Socialists, and sits on the European Parliament's Committee on Development.
Pierre Schori Pierre Schori (born October 14, 1938 in NorrkĂ¶ping) is a Swedish diplomat of Swiss heritage. Since April 2005 he has been appointed by United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan, as Special Representative for Cote d'Ivoire.
Pierre Simon Fournier Pierre Simon Fournier (September 151712 - October 81768) was a French mid-eighteenth century punch-cutter, typefounder and typographic theoretician, master of the rococo form. Typefaces designed by Fournier include Fournier and Narcissus.
Pierre Spies Pierre Johan Spies (born 8 June, 1985 in Pretoria, South Africa) is a South African rugby union footballer. His usual position is on the flank or at number 8, where he plays for the Bulls in the international Super 14 competition.
Pierre Taittinger Pierre-Charles Taittinger (October 4, 1887 â€“ January 22, 1965) was founder of the famous Taittinger champagne house and chairman of the municipal council of Paris in 1943â€“1944 during the German occupation of France, in which position he played a role during the Liberation of Paris.
Pierre Tari Pierre Tari served as an expert taster in the historic Paris Wine Tasting of 1976. He was owner of ChĂ˘teau Giscours and Secretary General of the Association des Grandes Crus Classes, the organization of the wine classified in the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855.
Pierre Terrail, seigneur de Bayard Pierre Terrail, seigneur de Bayard (1473 â€“ 30 April, 1524) was a French soldier, generally known as the Chevalier de Bayard. Throughout the centuries since his death, he has been known as the knight without fear and without reproach, le chevalier sans peur et sans reproche.
Pierre Thomas Pierre Thomas, sieur du FossĂ© (1634 - 1698) was a French scholar and author, and was the son of a master of accounts at Rouen. He was sent as a child to be educated at Port Royal, and there he received his final bent towards the life of a recluse, and even of a hermit, which drew him to establish himself in the neighborhood of Port Royal des Champs.
Pierre Tchernia Pierre Tchernia was born Pierre Tcherniakowski on January 29, 1928 in Paris. In France known as "Magic" Tchernia and Monsieur Cinema, he is a cinema and television producer, screenwriter, presenter, animator and actor.
Pierre Trudeau Joseph Philippe Pierre Yves Elliott Trudeau PC, CC, CH, QC, MA, LLD, FRSC (October 18, 1919 â€“ September 28, 2000) was the fifteenth Prime Minister of Canada from April 20, 1968 to June 4, 1979, and from March 3, 1980 to June 30, 1984.
Pierre Turgeon Pierre Turgeon (born 28 August 1969 in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Canada) is a Canadian professional hockey player who plays for the National Hockey League's Colorado Avalanche. Turgeon has also played for the New York Islanders, Montreal Canadiens, St.
Pierre van Moerbeke Pierre van Moerbeke (Louvain, Belgium, 1 October, 1944) is a Belgian mathematician. He studied mathematics at the Universite Catholique de Louvain (UCL), and received his PhD (mathematics) at Rockefeller University, New York.
Pierre Vago Pierre Vago (August 30, 1910 in Budapest â€“ February 1, 2002 in Noisy-sur-Ecole) was a notable French architect who worked on the Hansaviertel in Berlin. Known Internationally as the publisher of L'Architecture d'Aujourd'hui and General Secretary of the UIA.
Pierre ValliĂ¨res Pierre ValliĂ¨res (February 22 1938 â€“ December 23 1998), was a founding member and intellectual leader of the terrorist group, the Front de libĂ©ration du QuĂ©bec and a journalist and writer of militantly polemical essays and books in support of the Quebec sovereignty movement.
Pierre Versins Pierre Versins (born Jacques Chamson 1923-2001) was a French Science Fiction collector and scholar. He was also the founder of the Maison d'Ailleurs, museum of science fiction, utopia and extraordinary journey in Yverdon-les-Bains, (Switzerland).
Pierre Victor Besenval de Bronstatt Pierre Victor Besenval de Bronstatt (1722-1794), was the last commander of the Swiss Guards in France, born at Solothurn. He was the son of Jean Victor Besenval, colonel of the regiment of Swiss Guards in the pay of France, who was charged in 1707 by Louis XIV with a mission to Sweden to reconcile Charles XII with the tsar Peter the Great, and to unite them in alliance with France against England.
Pierre Werner Cricket Ground The Pierre Werner Cricket Ground, also known as the Walferdange Cricket Ground, is a cricket ground in Walferdange, in central Luxembourg. It is the premier cricket venue in Luxembourg, being the home ground of the country's top club, the Optimists Cricket Club, and the national team.
Pierre Yrieix Daumesnil Pierre Yrieix Daumesnil (PĂ©rigueux, July 14, 1776 â€“ August 17, 1832) was a French soldier in the armies of Napoleon, eventually rising to the rank of brigadier general. He participated in the Battle of Wagram, in the course of which he lost a leg, which was replaced by a wooden prosthesis; hence his nickname jambe de bois ("wooden leg").
Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny (* Fauquembergues, near Saint-Omer, October 17 1729 - â€ Paris, January 14 1817) was a French composer, a contemporary of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and a member of the French AcadĂ©mie des Beaux-Arts (1813).
Pierre-Alexis Tremblay Pierre-Alexis ("Pitre") Tremblay (December 27 1827â€“January 4 1879) was a surveyor and Quebec political figure. He was a Liberal member of the Canadian House of Commons from 1867 to 1875 and 1878 to 1879.