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Bourgeois 1, Louise c. 1563-1636.
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French midwife in Henry IV's court. She delivered Marie de Médicis' children, including the future Louis XIII, and wrote an influential obstetrics manual.
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Louise Bourgeois1

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Bourgeois 2, Louise 1911-2010.
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French-born American sculptor whose often erotic sculptures are characterized by elongated figures and abstract shapes.

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Bour·geois (br-zhwä), Léon Victor Auguste 1851-1925.
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French statesman who was a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague (1903-1925) and helped draft the Covenant of the League of Nations (1919). He won the 1920 Nobel Peace Prize.

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bour·geois (br-zhwä, b- brzhwä, b-)
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n. pl. bourgeois
1. A person belonging to the middle class.
2. A person whose attitudes and behavior are marked by conformity to the standards and conventions of the middle class.
3. In Marxist theory, a member of the property-owning class; a capitalist.
adj.
Of, relating to, or typical of the middle class, especially in holding conventional attitudes and materialistic values.

[French, from Old French burgeis, citizen of a town, from bourg, bourg; see BOURG.]

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