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Louie Meadows

born April 29th, 1961

Michael Ray "Louie" Meadows (born April 29, 1961) is a retired American Major League Baseball left fielder. He attended North Carolina State University, where he played baseball for the Wolfpack. Drafted by the Houston Astros in the 2nd round (43rd overall pick) of the 1982 MLB amateur draft, Meadows made his Major League Baseball debut with the Houston Astros on July 3, 1986. He signed with the Philadelphia Phillies as a free agent on July 4, 1990, and appeared in his final game on October 3, 1990. He had 127 career at bats in 102 games. He had a .173 lifetime batting average. He batted and threw left-handed.

Louie Myfanwy Thomas

February 29th, 1908 - January 25th, 1968

Louie Myfanwy Thomas was a Welsh author best known for her work under the pseudonym Jane Ann Jones.

Louie Walker

born July 23rd, 1953

Louis Walker (born July 23, 1953) is an American football former linebacker who played in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys in 1974 for a total of 8 games.

Louie Welch

died January 27th, 2008

Louie Welch was an American politician who served from 1964 to 1974 as the mayor of Houston, Texas.

Louiguy

born April 3rd, 1916

Louis Guglielmi, known by his pen name Louiguy, was a Spanish-born French musician of Italian descent. He wrote the melody for Édith Piaf's lyrics of "La Vie en Rose" and the Latin jazz composition "Cerisier rose et pommier blanc", a popular song written in 1950, made famous in English as "Cherry Pink ", which was recast as a resounding mambo hit for Pérez Prado.

Louis Adamic

born March 23rd, 1898

Louis Adamic was a Slovene-American author and translator, mostly known for writing about and advocating for ethnic diversity of the United States.

Louis Alexandre Andrault de Langeron

born January 24th, 1763

Count Louis Alexandre Andrault de Langeron, born in Paris, was a French soldier in the service of, first, the Kingdom of France, and then the Russian Empire.

Louis Amédée Achard

born April 19th, 1814

Louis Amédée Eugène Achard was a prolific French novelist.

Louis Anquetin

born January 26th, 1861

Louis Émile Anquetin was a French painter.

Louis Antoine de Noailles

died May 4th, 1729

Louis Antoine de Noailles, Cardinal de Noailles, second son of Anne de Noailles, 1st Duke of Noailles, was a French bishop and cardinal. His signing of the Unigenitus bull in 1728 would end the formal Jansenist controversy.

Louis Antoine, Duke of Enghien

died March 21st, 1804

Louis Antoine de Bourbon, Duke of Enghien was a member of the House of Bourbon of France. More famous for his death than his life, he was executed by order of Napoleon Bonaparte, who brought charges against him of aiding Britain and plotting against Napoleon.

Louis Applebaum

April 3rd, 1918 - April 19th, 2000

Louis Applebaum was a Canadian film score composer, administrator, and conductor.

Louis Aragon

died December 24th, 1982

Louis Aragon was a French poet who was one of the leading voices of the surrealist movement in France. He co-founded with André Breton and Philippe Soupault the surrealist review Littérature. He was also a novelist and editor, a long-time member of the Communist Party and a member of the Académie Goncourt. After 1959, he was a frequent nominee for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Louis Archambault

born April 4th, 1915

Louis Archambault was a Quebec sculptor and ceramicist, who was one of the members of the "new sculpture" movement in Canada that moved away from traditional methods towards abstraction.

Louis Ashbourne Serkis

born June 19th, 2004

Louis George Ashbourne Serkis (born 19 June 2004) is an English actor. He is best known for his role as Alex in the 2019 fantasy adventure film The Kid Who Would Be King.

Louis Auchincloss

died January 26th, 2010

Louis Stanton Auchincloss was an American lawyer, novelist, historian, and essayist. He is best known as a novelist who parlayed his experiences into books exploring the experiences and psychology of American polite society and old money. His dry, ironic works of fiction continue the tradition of Henry James and Edith Wharton. He wrote his novels initially under the name Andrew Lee, the name of an ancestor who cursed any descendant who drank or smoked.

Louis Auguste Le Tonnelier de Breteuil

born March 7th, 1730

Louis Charles Auguste Le Tonnelier, Baron de Breteuil, Baron de Preuilly was a French aristocrat, diplomat and statesman. He was the last chief minister of the Bourbon Monarchy, appointed by King Louis XVI only one hundred hours before the storming of the Bastille.

Louis B. Oubre III

born May 15th, 1958

Louis Byron Oubre, III (born May 15, 1958) is an American former professional football player who was a guard in the National Football League (NFL) for five seasons during the 1980s. He played college football for the Oklahoma Sooners and earned All-American honors. He played professionally for the NFL's New Orleans Saints, and later the Miami Dolphins. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he played at St. Augustine High School. He was a member of the Purple Knights' 1975 Class AAAA state championship team.

Louis Bachelier

March 11th, 1870 - April 28th, 1946

Louis Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Bachelier was a French mathematician at the turn of the 20th century. He is credited with being the first person to model the stochastic process now called Brownian motion, as part of his doctoral thesis The Theory of Speculation.

Louis Beel

born April 12th, 1902

Louis Joseph Maria Beel was a Dutch politician of the defunct Roman Catholic State Party (RKSP) and later co-founder of the Catholic People's Party (KVP) now the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA) party and jurist who served as Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 3 July 1946 until 7 August 1948 and from 22 December 1958 until 19 May 1959.

Louis Benfatti

born March 9th, 1971

Lewis Vincent Benfatti (born March 9, 1971) is a former professional American football player. The 6' 4", 278 lb., defensive tackle was the third round pick (#94 overall) of the New York Jets in the 1994 NFL Draft. He played three seasons (1994–1996) with the Jets. Benfatti was named All-America and a Lombardi Award finalist while at Penn State University. A team captain for the Nittany Lions, he played in the 1994 East-West Shrine Game and Senior Bowl games. Benfatti is the principal of Hopatcong High School, in Hopatcong, New Jersey.

Louis Boulanger

born March 11th, 1806

Louis Candide Boulanger was a French Romantic painter, pastellist, lithographer and a poet, known for his religious and allegorical subjects, portraits, genre scenes.

Louis Bourdaloue

died May 13th, 1704

Louis Bourdaloue was a French Jesuit and preacher.

Louis Bouveault

born February 11th, 1864

Louis Bouveault was a French scientist who became professor of organic chemistry at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Paris. He is known for the Bouveault aldehyde synthesis and the Bouveault–Blanc reduction.

Louis Braille

born January 4th, 1809

Louis Braille was a French educator and the inventor of a reading and writing system named after him, braille, intended for use by visually impaired people. His system is used worldwide and remains virtually unchanged to this day.

Louis Bromfield

December 27th, 1896 - March 18th, 1956

Louis Bromfield was an American writer and conservationist. A bestselling novelist in the 1920s, he reinvented himself as a farmer in the late 1930s and became one of the earliest proponents of sustainable and organic agriculture in the United States. He won the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel in 1927 for Early Autumn, founded the experimental Malabar Farm near Mansfield, Ohio, and played an important role in the early environmental movement.

Louis C. Wyman

March 16th, 1917 - May 5th, 2002

Louis Crosby Wyman was an American politician and lawyer. He was a U.S. Representative and, for three days, a U.S. Senator from New Hampshire. This was one of the shortest tenures in Senate history. He was a member of the Republican Party.

Louis Calhern

February 19th, 1895 - May 12th, 1956

Carl Henry Vogt, known professionally as Louis Calhern, was an American stage and screen actor. Well known to fans of film noir for his role as attorney Alonzo Emmerich, the pivotal villain in The Asphalt Jungle (1950), he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for portraying Oliver Wendell Holmes in the film The Magnificent Yankee later that year.

Louis Capone

died March 4th, 1944

Louis Capone was a New York organized crime figure who became a supervisor for Murder, Inc. Louis Capone was not related to Al Capone, the boss of the Chicago Outfit. Capone was convicted of murder in 1941, and sentenced to death. He was electrocuted at Sing Sing Prison on March 4, 1944.

Louis Chevrolet

born December 25th, 1878

Louis-Joseph Chevrolet was an American racing driver, mechanic and entrepreneur who co-founded the Chevrolet Motor Car Company in 1911.

Louis Claude de Saint-Martin

born January 18th, 1743

Louis Claude de Saint-Martin was a French philosopher, known as le philosophe inconnu, the name under which his works were published; he was an influential of the mystic and human mind evolution and became the inspiration for the founding of the Martinist Order.

Louis Cole

born April 28th, 1983

Louis John Cole (born 28 April 1983), better known by his original online alias FoodForLouis, then later rebranding as FunForLouis is an English-born film-maker and YouTube personality based in San Mateo, Costa Rica. He has a following of over 2 million on YouTube and is best known for posting a daily video blog on the channel FunForLouis, which documents his life and travels adventuring all over the globe. Cole originally found fame through filming eating stunts on another channel, FoodForLouis, but has since taken these videos down to focus on the positive message of FunForLouis.
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