• Louis Jourdan

    1921 - 2015

    Louis Jourdan (1921 - 2015)

    Louis Jourdan was born Louis Robert Gendre in Marseille, France, in 1921, one of three sons of Yvonne (née Jourdan) and Henry Gendre, a hotel owner. He was educated in France, Turkey, and the UK, and studied acting at the École Dramatique. While there, he began acting on the professional stage, where he was brought […]

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  • Louis Kahn

    1901 - 1974

    Louis Kahn (1901 - 1974)

    Louis Kahn trained at the University of Pennsylvania in a rigorous Beaux-Arts tradition, with its emphasis on drawing. After completing his Bachelor of Architecture in 1924, Kahn worked as senior draftsman in the office of the city architect, John Molitor. He worked on the designs for the 1926 Sesquicentennial Exposition. In 1928, Kahn made a European […]

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  • Louis Kahn

    1901 - 1974

    Louis Kahn (1901 - 1974)

    Architect. He was a major 20th century architecture figure whose elegant buildings of cast concrete transformed the International Style of corporate modernism in a spiritual  direction. His first important work was the Yale University Art Gallery (1952 to 1954), completed while he was teaching architecture at Yale, from which he departed in 1957 to become […]

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  • Louis Kahn

    1901 - 1974

    Louis Kahn (1901 - 1974)

    Architect. He was a major 20th century architecture figure whose elegant buildings of cast concrete transformed the International Style of corporate modernism in a spiritual  direction. His first important work was the Yale University Art Gallery (1952 to 1954), completed while he was teaching architecture at Yale, from which he departed in 1957 to become […]

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  • Louis Kerzner

    1904 - 1939

    Louis Kerzner (1904 - 1939)

    Organized Crime Figure. On the orders of mobster Jacob “Little Augie” Orgen, he was hired to murder Jewish gang leader Nathan “Kid Dropper” Caplin, who had been Orgen’s arch rival in the union rackets of New York City, New York. On August 28, 1923 he carried out his task, shooting and killing Caplin as he […]

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  • Louis Liggett

    1875 - 1946

    Louis Liggett (1875 - 1946)

    Louis Kroh Liggett (April 4, 1875 – June 5, 1946) was an American drug store magnate who founded Rexall and was later chairman of United Drug Company. He was a member of the Republican National Committee for Massachusetts. Louis Liggett was born in Detroit, Michigan on April 4, 1875. His parents were John Templeton Liggett and […]

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  • Louis Marx

    1896 - 1982

    Louis Marx (1896 - 1982)

    Toy Magnate. At the age of sixteen and the oldest of three, Marx had to help support the family. On a friend’s recommendation, he was hired to work full-time at the Ferdinand J. Strauss Company, a toy manufacturer that produced items for Abraham & Strauss Department Stores and a pioneer in the tin toy industry. […]

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  • Louis Marx

    1896 - 1982

    Louis Marx (1896 - 1982)

    Toy Magnate. At the age of sixteen and the oldest of three, Marx had to help support the family. On a friend’s recommendation, he was hired to work full-time at the Ferdinand J. Strauss Company, a toy manufacturer that produced items for Abraham & Strauss Department Stores and a pioneer in the tin toy industry. […]

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  • Louis Michael Sherry

    1856 - 1926

    Louis Michael Sherry (1856 - 1926)

    Family Restauranteur and Chocolatier.He was married to Marie Bertha Grandjean Sherry.  Family links:  Spouse:  Marie Bertha Grandjean Sherry (1853 – 1941)* *Calculated relationship

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  • Louis Nicolas Bescherelle

    1802 - 1970

    Louis Nicolas Bescherelle (1802 - 1970)

    French grammarian and lexicograph.

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  • Louis Palma di Cesnola

    1832 - 1904

    Louis Palma di Cesnola (1832 - 1904)

    American Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient. Born Luigi Palma di Cesnola, he was the son of a count and military officer at Rivarolo Canavese, Piedmont, in the Kingdom of Sardinia. At the age of 15, he joined the Sardinian army and served in the First Italian War of Independence. During the Battle of Novara […]

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  • Louis Pasteur

    1822 - 1895

    Louis Pasteur (1822 - 1895)

    Louis Pasteur (December 27, 1822 – September 28, 1895) was a French chemist and microbiologist renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation and pasteurization. He is remembered for his remarkable breakthroughs in the causes and preventions of diseases, and his discoveries have saved countless lives ever since. He reduced mortality from […]

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  • Louis Pergaud

    1882 - 1915

    Louis Pergaud (1882 - 1915)

    Louis Pergaud accepted his first teaching position in Durnes. After a year, he was called to complete a year of military service with the 35th infantry regiment stationed in Belfort. In the fall of 1903, Pergaud returned to his post in Durne. In 1905 Pergaud transferred with his wife to Landresse, a village that would eventually […]

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  • Louis Rich

    1896 - 1970

    Louis Rich (1896 - 1970)

    Businessman. He immigrated to America from Russia, arriving as a steerage passenger in 1906. Working as a Kosher butcher, he saved enough money to gradually bring his family to America, and open his own business. In 1921, he bought a truck and started the Rock Island Produce Company, in Rock Island, Illinois. His business sold […]

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  • Louis Theodore Nolker

    1877 - 1914

    Louis Theodore Nolker (1877 - 1914)

    Nolker, the son of brewer William Nolker, was the president of the Commercial Electrial Supply Company, president of the St. Louis Credit Agency Company, vice-president of the Guarantee Electrical Company. An avid horseback rider, he was noted for his many club memberships including the Missouri Athletic Club, Glen Echo Country Club, Valley Park Canoe Club, […]

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  • Louis Thurstone

    1887 - 1955

    Louis Thurstone (1887 - 1955)

    Louis Thurstone was responsible for the standardized mean and standard deviation of IQ scores used today, as opposed to the Intelligence Test system originally used by Alfred Binet. He is also known for the development of the Thurstone scale. Thurstone’s work in factor analysis led him to formulate a model of intelligence center around “Primary Mental […]

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  • Louis Wolheim

    1880 - 1931

    Louis Wolheim (1880 - 1931)

    Actor.  Rugged,  homely character player of stage and screen.  In films from 1914,  he was typecast as a brutal villain but won his greatest fame in a sympathetic role,  as the gruff,  paternalistic Corporal “Kat” Katczinsky in the World War I classic “All Quiet on the Western Front” (1930).  Born in New York City,  Wolheim […]

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  • Louis XVIII of France

    1755 - 1824

    Louis XVIII of France (1755 - 1824)

    Louis Stanislas Xavier, styled Count of Provence from birth, was born on 17 November 1755 in the Palace of Versailles, the son of Louis, Dauphin of France, and his wife Maria Josepha of Saxony. He was the grandson of the reigning King Louis XV. As a son of the Dauphin he was a Fils de […]

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  • Louis-Ferdinand Celine

    1894 - 1961

    Louis-Ferdinand Celine (1894 - 1961)

    Author,  Physician.  Real name Louis-Ferdinand Destouches.  A major figure of 20th Century French Literature,  he is noted for the spectacular misanthropy of his semi-autobiographical fiction. “It is of men, and them only, that one should always be frightened” he declared,  and he portrayed the human race as forever doomed to torment itself with malice,  greed […]

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  • Louis-Joseph Duc

    1970 - 1970

    Louis-Joseph Duc (1970 - 1970)

    Architect of, amongst other Paris buildings, the July Column (q.v.) in the place de la Bastille. (bio by: David Conway)

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  • Louis-Philippe Hébert

    1850 - 1917

    Louis-Philippe Hébert (1850 - 1917)

    Sculptor, Educator. Louis-Philippe Hébert, son of Théophile Hébert and Julie Bourgeois, was baptized on February 3, 1850 at Saint Norbert, Arthabaska, Québec, Canada. The French Canadian left home in 1869 and spent a year in Rome. Upon his return, he apprenticed with Quebec sculptor Napoléon Bourassa. He stayed for six years, and his art soon […]

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  • Louisa Catherine Adams

    1775 - 1852

    Louisa Catherine Adams (1775 - 1852)

    Born Louisa Catherine Johnson on February 12, 1775, in London, she was the daughter of Catherine Nuth Johnson, an Englishwoman and Joshua Johnson, an American merchant whose brother Thomas Johnson later served as Governor of Maryland and United States Supreme Court Justice. Joshua Johnson was originally from Maryland. She had six sisters: Ann, Caroline, Harriet, […]

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  • Louisa Garrett Anderson

    1873 - 1943

    Louisa Garrett Anderson (1873 - 1943)

    Dr. Louisa Garrett Anderson, CBE (28 July 1873 – 15 November 1943) was a medical pioneer, a member of the Women’s Social and Political Union, a suffragette, and social reformer. She was the daughter of the founding medical pioneer Elizabeth Garrett Anderson. Her aunt, Dame Millicent Fawcett was a British suffragist. Anderson was the Chief […]

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  • Louisa Horton

    1920 - 2008

    Louisa Horton (1920 - 2008)

    Louisa Fleetwood Horton Hill (September 10, 1920 – January 25, 2008) was an American film, television and stage actress, who used her given name, Louisa Horton, professionally. She was the former wife of the late The Sting director, George Roy Hill. Louisa Horton was born to Jeter Rice and Frances Breckinridge (née Steele) Horton in Beijing, […]

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  • Louisa Knapp Curtis

    1851 - 1910

    Louisa Knapp Curtis (1851 - 1910)

    Journalist, Author. The wife of Philadelphia publishing magnate Charles H. K. Curtis, she contributed a column titled “Women At Home” in her husband’s magazine “Tribune and Farmer”. The column became so popular that it spawned a separate magazine in 1883 that became known as “The Ladies Home Journal”. Read by over a million subscribers at […]

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  • Louisa Lane Drew

    1820 - 1897

    Louisa Lane Drew (1820 - 1897)

    Actress. She made her American debut in “Richard III” with Junius Brutus Booth in 1827 at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia. She married actor John Drew in 1850, and was the mother of Louisa, John, Jr., and Georgiana Drew. as well as the grandmother of Lionel, Ethel, and John Barrymore, all actors. She managed […]

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  • Louisa May Alcott

    1832 - 1888

    Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888)

    Author. She is best known as the author of the novel “Little Women”, which was published in 1869. Born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, she grew up in Boston and Concord, Massachusetts, where her father, A. Bronson Alcott, was a noted educator and leader of a philosophical movement called transcendentalism. Her family friends and neighbors included the […]

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  • Louisa May Alcott

    1832 - 1888

    Louisa May Alcott (1832 - 1888)

    Author. She is best known as the author of the novel “Little Women”, which was published in 1869. Born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, she grew up in Boston and Concord, Massachusetts, where her father, A. Bronson Alcott, was a noted educator and leader of a philosophical movement called transcendentalism. Her family friends and neighbors included the […]

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  • Louisa Moritz

    1936 - 2019

    Louisa Moritz (1936 - 2019)

    Louisa Moritz One of the first seven women to come forward and accuse Bill Cosby of rape, actress, television personality and producer Louisa Moritz has died of natural causes in Los Angeles. She was 72. Moritz was born Louisa Castro in 1946 in Havana, Cuba. After moving to America in the 1950s, she saw the St. Moritz hotel in […]

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  • Louise “Lou” Arnold

    1923 - 2010

    Louise “Lou” Arnold (1923 - 2010)

    Professional Baseball Player. A pitcher, she spent four seasons with the South Bend Blue Sox of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL). Raised in Pawtuckett, Rhode Island, she was a stand-out athlete in high school and was signed by the AAGPBL in 1948 at the point when the league was switching to overhand pitching. […]

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