2nd duc de guise


François de Lorraine [frahn-swa duh law-ren] , 2nd Duc de, 1519–63, French general and statesman.
his son, Henri I de Lorraine [ahn-ree] , Duc de, 1550–88, French general and leader of opposition to the Huguenots.
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guise (ɡaɪz)
1.  semblance or pretence: under the guise of friendship
2.  external appearance in general
3.  archaic manner or style of dress
4.  obsolete customary behaviour or manner
5.  dialect to disguise or be disguised in fancy dress
6.  archaic (tr) to dress or dress up
[C13: from Old French guise, of Germanic origin; see wise²]

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c.1275, from O.Fr. guise, from Frank. *wisa (cf. O.H.G. wisa "manner, wise").
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