- Comte É·tienne Mau·rice [kawnt ey-tyen moh-rees] /kɔ̃t eɪˈtyɛn moʊˈris/, 1773–1852, French marshal under Napoleon.
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- François (Pascal Simon), Baron. 1770–1837, French painter, court painter to Napoleon I and Louis XVIII
Word Origin and History for gérard
masc. proper name, from Old French Gerart (Modern French Gérard), of Germanic origin; cf. Old High German Gerhard, literally "strong with the spear," from ger "spear" + hart "hard."
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