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Jean-Baptiste Dubos

died March 23rd, 1742

Jean-Baptiste Dubos, also referred to as l'Abbé Du Bos, was a French author. He was also a diplomat and an art critic.

Jean-Baptiste Greuze

died March 4th, 1805

Jean-Baptiste Greuze was a French painter of portraits, genre scenes, and history painting.

Jean-Baptiste Jourdan

born April 29th, 1762

Jean-Baptiste Jourdan, 1st Count Jourdan, was a French military commander who served during the French Revolutionary Wars and the Napoleonic Wars. He was made a Marshal of the Empire by Emperor Napoleon I in 1804. He was also a Jacobin politician during the Directory phase of the French Revolution, serving as member of the Council of Five Hundred between 1797 and 1799.

Jean-Baptiste Kléber

born March 9th, 1753

Jean-Baptiste Kléber was a French military leader of the French Revolutionary Wars. After serving for one year in the French Royal Army, he entered Habsburg service seven years later. However, his humble birth hindered his opportunities. Eventually, he volunteered for the French Revolutionary Army in 1792 and quickly rose through the ranks.

Jean-Baptiste Lamy

died February 13th, 1888

Jean-Baptiste Lamy, was a French-American Roman Catholic prelate who served as the first Archbishop of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Willa Cather's novel Death Comes for the Archbishop is based on his life and career, as is John Horgan's nonfiction work Lamy of Santa Fe. He sometimes anglicised his name to John Baptist Lamy.

Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville

February 23rd, 1680 - March 7th, 1767

Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, also known as Sieur de Bienville, was a French-Canadian colonial administrator in New France. Born in Montreal, he was an early governor of French Louisiana, appointed four separate times during 1701–1743. He was the younger brother of explorer Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville.

Jean-Baptiste Lully

died March 22nd, 1687

Jean-Baptiste Lully was an Italian naturalized French composer, guitarist, violinist, and dancer who is considered a master of the French Baroque music style. Best known for his operas, he spent most of his life working in the court of Louis XIV of France and became a French subject in 1661. He was a close friend of the playwright Molière, with whom he collaborated on numerous comédie-ballets, including L'Amour médecin, George Dandin ou le Mari confondu, Monsieur de Pourceaugnac, Psyché and his best known work, Le Bourgeois gentilhomme.

Jean-Baptiste Maunier

born December 22nd, 1990

Jean-Baptiste Maunier is a French actor and singer. He is best known for his role in the 2004 French film Les Choristes.

Jean-Baptiste Morin (composer)

born February 2nd, 1677

Jean-Baptiste Morin was a French composer and the Ordinaire de la Musique to Philippe, Duke of Orléans before and perhaps during his regency. From 1719 to 1731 Morin was Maître de musique of Louise Adélaïde d'Orléans, daughter of the Duke, at the royal abbey of Chelles, near Paris.

Jean-Baptiste Morin (mathematician)

born February 23rd, 1583

Jean-Baptiste Morin, also known by the Latinized name as Morinus, was a French mathematician, astrologer, and astronomer.

Jean-Baptiste Oudry

born March 17th, 1686

Jean-Baptiste Oudry was a French Rococo painter, engraver, and tapestry designer. He is particularly well known for his naturalistic pictures of animals and his hunt pieces depicting game. His son, Jacques-Charles Oudry, was also a painter.

Jean-Baptiste Pigalle

born January 26th, 1714

Jean-Baptiste Pigalle was a French sculptor whose work was influenced by both baroque and neo-classical trends.

Jean-Baptiste Rousseau

April 6th, 1671 - March 17th, 1741

Jean-Baptiste Rousseau was a French playwright and poet, particularly noted for his cynical epigrams.

Jean-Baptiste Salpointe

born February 22nd, 1825

Jean-Baptiste Salpointe was the first Bishop of Arizona and the second Archbishop of Santa Fe.

Jean-Baptiste Say

born January 5th, 1767

Jean-Baptiste Say was a liberal French economist and businessman who argued in favor of competition, free trade and lifting restraints on business. He is best known for Say's law—also known as the law of markets—which he popularized. Scholars disagree on the surprisingly subtle question of whether it was Say who first stated what is now called Say's law. Moreover, he was one of the first economists to study entrepreneurship and conceptualized entrepreneurs as organizers and leaders of the economy. He was also closely involved in the development of the École spéciale de commerce et d'industrie, historically the first business school to be established.

Jean-Baptiste Stuck

born May 6th, 1680

Jean-Baptiste Stuck was an Italian-French composer and cellist of the Baroque era.

Jean-Baptiste van Loo

January 14th, 1684 - December 19th, 1745

Jean-Baptiste van Loo was a French subject and portrait painter.

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot

died February 22nd, 1875

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, or simply Camille Corot, was a French landscape and portrait painter as well as a printmaker in etching. A pivotal figure in landscape painting, his vast output simultaneously referenced the Neo-Classical tradition and anticipated the plein-air innovations of Impressionism.

Jean-Baptiste-Gaspard d'Ansse de Villoison

born March 5th, 1750

Jean-Baptiste-Gaspard d'Ansse de Villoison was a classical scholar born at Corbeil-sur-Seine, France.

Jean-Bédel Bokassa

born February 22nd, 1921

Jean-Bédel Bokassa, also known as Bokassa I, was a Central African political and military leader who served as the second president of the Central African Republic (CAR) and as the emperor of its successor state, the Central African Empire (CAE), from the Saint-Sylvestre coup d'état on 1 January 1966 until his overthrow in a subsequent coup in 1979.

Jean-Carl Boucher

born February 19th, 1994

Jean-Carl Boucher (born February 19, 1994) is a Canadian actor and filmmaker from Quebec, best known for his role as Diego Molina on the show shown on Télé-Québec. He has also starred in A No-Hit No-Run Summer (Un été sans point ni coup sûr) and 1981. He is good friends with actor who often provides voiceovers. Flashwood, his debut feature film as a director, was released in 2020.

Jean-Charles Castelletto

born January 26th, 1995

Jean-Charles Victor Castelletto is a professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Ligue 1 club Nantes. Born in France, he plays for the Cameroon national team.

Jean-Charles Cornay

born February 27th, 1809

Jean-Charles Cornay, was a French missionary of the Paris Foreign Missions Society who was martyred in Vietnam. He was executed in Ha Tay, Tonkin, now Vietnam, during the persecutions of Emperor Minh Mạng.

Jean-Charles de Borda

May 4th, 1733 - February 19th, 1799

Jean-Charles, chevalier de Borda was a French mathematician, physicist, and Navy officer.

Jean-Charles della Faille

born March 1st, 1597

Jean-Charles della Faille, born in Antwerp, 1 March 1597 and died in Barcelona, 4 November 1652, was a Flemish Jesuit priest from Brabant, and a mathematician of repute.

Jean-Charles Pichegru

February 16th, 1761 - April 5th, 1804

Jean-Charles Pichegru was a French general of the Revolutionary Wars. Under his command, French troops overran Belgium and the Netherlands before fighting on the Rhine front. His royalist positions led to his loss of power and imprisonment in Cayenne, French Guiana during the Coup of 18 Fructidor in 1797. After escaping into exile in London and joining the staff of Alexander Korsakov, he returned to France and planned the Pichegru Conspiracy to remove Napoleon from power, which led to his arrest and death. Despite his defection, his surname is one of the names inscribed under the Arc de Triomphe, on Column 3.

Jean-Charles Prince

died May 5th, 1860

Jean-Charles Prince was a Canadian Roman Catholic priest, teacher, seminary administrator, editor, and Bishop of Saint-Hyacinthe, Lower Canada from 1852 to 1860.

Jean-Christophe Bahebeck

born May 1st, 1993

Jean-Christophe Bahebeck is a French professional footballer who plays as a forward for Palmaflor.

Jean-Christophe Boullion

born December 27th, 1969

Jean-Christophe Joël Louis "Jules" Boullion is a French racing driver who raced in Formula One for the Sauber team.

Jean-Christophe Lafaille

born March 31st, 1965

Jean-Christophe Lafaille was a French climber noted for a number of difficult ascents in the Alps and Himalaya, and for what has been described as "perhaps the finest self-rescue ever performed in the Himalaya", when he was forced to descend the mile-high south face of Annapurna alone with a broken arm, after his climbing partner had been killed in a fall. He climbed eleven of the fourteen eight-thousanders, many of them alone or by previously unclimbed routes, but disappeared during a solo attempt to make the first winter ascent of Makalu, the world's fifth highest mountain.

Jean-Christophe Victor

died December 28th, 2016

Jean-Christophe Victor was a political scientist focusing on international relations. He was the son of the polar explorer Paul-Emile Victor and the television producer Éliane Decrais. He earned master's degrees in Chinese at the National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations, and in political sciences at the University of Paris-1 (1982), as well as a PhD in ethnology on Nepal. He was posted as a diplomat in Afghanistan, worked as policy adviser at NATO in Brussels, and for the Policy Planning Office at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Jean-Claude Beton

born January 14th, 1925

Jean-Claude Beton was an Algerian-born French businessman, agricultural engineer and entrepreneur. Beton was the founder of the French soft drink maker, Orangina. He is credited with transforming Orangina from a little known citrus soda first manufactured by his father, Léon Beton, into a major global brand. Beton launched Orangina's iconic, signature 8-ounce bottle in 1951, which became a symbol of the brand. The bottle is shaped like an orange, with a glass texture designed to mimic the fruit. In 2009, Beton called Orangina the "champagne of soft drinks," saying that "It doesn't contain added colorants. It was and still is slightly sparkling. It had a little bulby bottle."
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