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Lou·is(lo͞o′ĭs), Joe Originally Joseph Louis Barrow. Known as "the Brown Bomber." 1914-1981.
American prizefighter who held the heavyweight title for nearly 12 years (1937-1949), successfully defending it for a record 25 times.
louis(ˈluːɪ; French lwi)
n, pl louis (ˈluːɪz; French lwi)
(Currencies) short for louis d'or
(Biography) Joe, real name Joseph Louis Barrow, nicknamed the Brown Bomber. 1914–81, US boxer; world heavyweight champion (1937–49)
Joe (Joseph Louis Barrow), 1914–81, U.S. boxer: world heavyweight champion 1937–49.
Lou•is2(ˈlu i; Fr. lwi)
1. Louis I ( “the Pious” ), A.D. 778–840, emperor of the Holy Roman Empire 814–840 (son of Charlemagne).
2. Louis II de Bourbon, Condé, Prince de.
3. Louis IX, Saint, 1214?–70, king of France 1226–70.
4. Louis XI, 1423–83, king of France 1461–83 (son of Charles VII).
5. Louis XII ( “the Father of the People” ), 1462–1515, king of France 1498–1515.
6. Louis XIII, 1601–43, king of France 1610–43 (son of Henry IV of Navarre).
7. Louis XIV ( “the Great”; “the Sun King” ), 1638–1715, king of France 1643–1715 (son of Louis XIII).
8. Louis XV, 1710–74, king of France 1715–74 (great- grandson of Louis XIV).
9. Louis XVI, 1754–93, king of France 1774–92 (grandson of Louis XV).
10. Louis XVII ( “Louis Charles of France” ), 1785–95, titular king of France 1793–95 (son of Louis XVI).
11. Louis XVIII (Louis Xavier Stanislas), 1755–1824, king of France 1814–15, 1815–24 (brother of Louis XVI).