Biography of Pierre VANECK

vaneck_pierreActor and Artist (French)
Born April 15, 1931
Died January 31, 2010 (age 78 years)

Pierre Vaneck (born Pierre Auguste Van Hecke) is a Belgian-born French actor born April 15, 1931 in Lang Son (Vietnam) and died in Paris January 31, 2010, following a heart operation.
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Biography of Charles VANEL

vanel_charlesActor, Artist and Filmmaker (French)
Born August 21, 1892
Died April 15, 1989 (age 96 years)

Charles Vanel, whose real name was Charles-Marie Vanel (b. August 21, 1892 in Rennes, France, † April 15, 1989 in Cannes, France) is a French actor and director.
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Biography of Alain VANZO

Artist, singer and musician (French)
Born April 2, 1928
Died January 27, 2002 (age 73 years)

Alain Vanzo (Monaco, April 2, 1928 to January 27, 2002) was a French tenor singer who became famous in the opera.

He began with the music hall. During his studies with Rolande Dracoeur who formed the opera, it is the lining of Luis Mariano in the operetta The Singer of Mexico during performances in Paris.
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Biography of VAUBAN

vauban_sebastien_le_pestre_deArchitect, Artist and Engineer (French)
Born May 15, 1633
Died March 30, 1707 (age 73 years)

Born in May 1633 in Saint-Léger-de-Foucherets, Vauban is the best known of all French military engineers and perhaps the best known of all Europe and even worldwide as his disciples built according to his methods and sometimes from its own plans bastion fortifications known as “Vauban-style.
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Biography of Stevie Ray VAUGHAN

vaughan_stevie_rayArtist, Guitarist and Musician (American)
Born October 3, 1954
Died August 27, 1990 (age 35)

Stevie Ray Vaughan (Dallas born October 3, 1954, died in East Troy August 27, 1990) was one of the greatest virtuoso of the electric guitar blues-rock of the 1980s.

After playing in several groups, this American native of Dallas shape in the late 1970s with the band Double Trouble drummer Chris Layton and bassist Tommy Shannon. It soon attracted the attention of David Bowie and Jackson Browne, and was hired as guitarist for some of their albums. Bowie Stevie Ray benchmark for the first time at the Montreux Jazz Festival and is playing on her album Let’s Dance 1985.
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Biography of Lino VENTURA

ventura_linoArtist and actor (Italian)
Born July 14, 1919
Died Oct. 22, 1987 (age 68 years)

Lino Ventura (his full name Angiolino Giuseppe Pasquale Ventura) was born July 14, 1919 in Parma, Italy, and died October 22, 1987 in Saint-Cloud, was an Italian actor of French cinema, having started in professional wrestling in the weight means (European champion middleweight Greco-Roman 1950).
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Biography of Ray VENTURA

ventura_rayArtist, Conductor, Musician and Celebrity Parent (French)
Born April 16, 1908
Died March 29, 1979 (age 70 +)

Raymond Ventura, said Ray Ventura (Paris, April 16, 1908 – Palma de Mallorca, Spain, March 29, 1979), is a conductor and music publisher French. He was an uncle of the singer and guitarist Sacha Distel.
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Biography of Giuseppe VERDI

verdiArtist and Composer (Italian)
Born October 10, 1813
Died January 27, 1901 (age 87 years)

Giuseppe Verdi was born October 10, 1813 the hamlet of Roncole near Busseto in the province of Parma. It is a modest rise, although not as poor as he has sometimes said. Carlo Verdi, Giuseppe’s father, kept an inn, and had a bit of land, sufficiently to employ the workforce. He could read and write, which was very unusual at the time, and has always been determined to give instruction to his son. To do this, he agreed to heavy financial sacrifices.
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Biography of Emile VERHAEREN

verhaeren_emileArtist, writer and poet (Belgian)
Born May 21, 1855
Died Nov. 27, 1916 (age 61 years)

Emile (not Emile) Gustavus Adolphus Verhaeren, born in Saint-Amand in the province of Antwerp 21 May 1855 and died in Rouen, November 27, 1916, is a Belgian poet “fransquillon”, that is to say, Flemish French-speaking. His poems influenced by symbolism, where he practiced free verse, his social conscience makes him recall the cities which he speaks with a lyrical tone of great musicality. He has translated into his work the beauty of human effort.
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Biography of Paul VERLAINE

verlaine_paulArtist, writer and poet (French)
Born March 30, 1844
Died January 8, 1896 (at the age of 51 years)

The child Verlaine March 30, 1844, in Metz birth of Paul-Marie Verlaine, son of Nicolas-Auguste, military career, and Elisa Stephanie Dehee. It is a wealthy bourgeois family. They raised their niece Elisa Moncomble in 1836 and will play with Paul in both the role of big brother and cousin. Longed only child, he was coddled by his mother and his cousin that pass her every whim. In 1849, Verlaine’s father resigned from the army after many changes and the family moved to Paris. From 1851 to 1861: Verlaine all his studies in Paris, in time intern at the institution Landry, rue Chaptal, then at the Lycee Bonaparte (Condorcet today). From 1862 to 1864: Bachelor of Arts Verlaine is 18. He enrolled in law but particularly frequent the cafes and poets. He quickly gives up her studies to work first in an insurance firm, then as the mayor of expeditionary ninth arrondissement.
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