j. baptiste colbert


[kohl-bair for 1; French kawl-ber for 2]
Claudette (Lily Claudette Chauchoin) 1903–96, U.S. actress, born in France.
Jean Baptiste [zhahn ba-teest] , 1619–83, French statesman and finance minister under Louis XIV.
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Colbert (French kɔlbɛr)
1.  Claudette, real name Claudette Lily Chauchoin. 1905--96, French-born Hollywood actress, noted for her sophisticated comedy roles; her films include It Happened One Night (1934) and The Palm Beach Story (1942)
2.  Jean Baptiste (ʒɑ̃ batist). 1619--83, French statesman; chief minister to Louis XIV: reformed the taille and pursued a mercantilist policy, creating a powerful navy and merchant fleet and building roads and canals

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