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 (lə-brœN′), Albert 1871-1950.
French politician who was the last president of the Third Republic (1932-1940). He ceded power to Marshal Pétain after the German invasion (1940).


, Charles 1619-1690.
French painter, designer, and courtier. As head of the French Royal Academy and principal painter to the king, he had a major influence on the development of the Louis Quatorze style.
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(French ləbrœ̃)
1. (Biography) Albert (albɛr). 1871–1950, French statesman; president (1932–40)
2. (Biography) Also: Le Brun Charles (ʃarl). 1619–90, French historical painter. He was court painter to Louis XIV and executed much of the decoration of the palace of Versailles
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(ləˈbrœ̃, -ˈbrœn)

Also, Le Brun. Charles, 1619–90, French painter.
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And if you calculate the time for the above dialogue to take place--the time for Briggs and Firkin to fly to the drawing-room--the time for Miss Crawley to be astonished, and to drop her volume of Pigault le Brun --and the time for her to come downstairs--you will see how exactly accurate this history is, and how Miss Crawley must have appeared at the very instant when Rebecca had assumed the attitude of humility.
It surpassed any complications of intrigue in her favourite Pigault le Brun.
His preoccupied face so clearly denoted the pursuit in which he was engaged, that every cripple at the post-houses, not blind, who shoved his little battered tin-box in at the carriage window for Charity in the name of Heaven, Charity in the name of our Lady, Charity in the name of all the Saints, knew as well what work he was at, as their countryman Le Brun could have known it himself, though he had made that English traveller the subject of a special physiognomical treatise.
Ed Le Brun, who has taught at Kings College Guildford for six years,was awarded the Silver Teaching Award in a surprise assembly on June 19, putting him on the shortlist to win gold at the "Oscars for Teachers" held in October.
Another painting that captivated me on that visit to the National Gallery was Self Portrait in a Straw Hat by Elisabeth Louise Vigee Le Brun, a French portrait painter from the 18th century.
But, as Wine explains, even Vigee Le Brun's exquisite Alexandrine-Emilie Brongniart was loaned for long stretches of time to provincial museums by disdainful trustees who in 1991 hesitated to authorise its cleaning and restoration.
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