Maurice

Maurice

[mawr-is, mor-, maw-rees; for 3 also French maw-rees]
noun
1.
German Moritz. 1521–53, German general: elector of Saxony 1547–53.
2.
of Nassau, 1567–1625, Dutch statesman.
3.
a male given name.
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Maurice (ˈmɒrɪs)
 
n
1.  1521--53, duke of Saxony (1541--53) and elector of Saxony (1547--53). He was instrumental in gaining recognition of Protestantism in Germany
2.  known as Maurice of Nassau. 1567--1625, prince of Orange and count of Nassau; the son of William the Silent, after whose death he led the United Provinces of the Netherlands in their struggle for independence from Spain (achieved by 1609)
3.  Frederick Denison. 1805--72, English Anglican theologian and pioneer of Christian socialism

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maurice

Jewish businessman noted for his extensive philanthropy.

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