marie c. ferdinand w. esterhazy

Esterhazy

[es-ter-hah-zee; French e-ster-a-zee]
noun
Marie Charles Ferdinand Walsin [ma-ree sharl fer-dee-nahn val-san] , 1847–1923, French army officer who confessed forging evidence that convicted Alfred Dreyfus.
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Esterházy (ˈɛstəˌhɑːzɪ)
 
n
a noble Hungarian family that produced many soldiers, diplomats, and patrons of the arts. Prince Miklós József Esterházy (1714--90) rebuilt the family castle of Esterháza and employed Haydn as his musical director (1766--90)

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