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Jacques Charles

Jacques Alexandre César Charles (November 12, 1746 – April 7, 1823) was a French inventor, scientist, mathematician, and balloonist. Charles wrote almost nothing about mathematics, and most of what has been credited to him was due to mistaking him with another Jacques Charles, also a member of the Paris Academy of Sciences, entering on May 12, 1785. He was sometimes called Charles the Geometer. (See J. B....

Jacques Cartier Strait

The Jacques Cartier Strait (French: Détroit de Jacques-Cartier) is a strait in eastern Quebec, Canada, flowing between Anticosti Island and the Labrador Peninsula. It is one of the two outlets of the Saint Lawrence River into its estuary, the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. The other is the Honguedo Strait on the south side of Anticosti Island. The Jacques Cartier Strait is approximately wide at its narrowest point....

Jacques Bonsergent (Paris Métro)

Jacques Bonsergent is a station of the Paris Métro, serving line 5. The name refers to the Place Jacques Bonsergent, named for Jacques Bonsergent, an engineer who became the first Parisian (and possibly first French) civilian executed by the German occupation in 1940. The station was named Lancry until 1946. Bonsergent was born at Malestroit, in 1912 and was condemned to death by a German military tribunal on 5 December 1940 after being accused, and found guilty, of an act of violence against German soldiers during the night of 10 November....

Saint-Jacques (Paris Métro)

Saint-Jacques is a station of the Paris Métro serving line 6 at the Place Saint-Jacques in the 14th arrondissement. The Boulevard Saint-Jacques and the Rue Faubourg Saint-Jacques also intersect the square. It is one of only a few Metro stations that have a combined entrance and ticket hall at street-level. History The station opened as part of the former Line 2 South on 24 April 1906, when it was extended from Passy to Place d'Italie. On 14 October 1907 Line 2 South was incorporated into Line 5. It was incorporated into line 6 on 12 October 1942....

Jacques Cartier Bridge

The Jacques Cartier Bridge is a steel truss cantilever bridge crossing the Saint Lawrence River from Montreal Island, Montreal, Quebec to the south shore at Longueuil, Quebec, Canada. The bridge crosses Île Sainte-Hélène in the centre of the river, where offramps allow access to the Parc Jean-Drapeau and La Ronde amusement park. Originally named the Montreal Harbour Bridge (pont du Havre), it was renamed in 1934 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Jacques Cartier's first voyage up the St. Lawrence River. The five-lane highway bridge is in length, including the approach viaducts....

Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art

The Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art, located on residential Lighthouse Hill in the Egbertville neighborhood of Staten Island, New York City, United States, is home to one of the United States' most extensive collections of Himalayan artifacts. The museum was created by Jacques Marchais, an American woman, to serve as a bridge between the West and the rich ancient and cultural traditions of Tibet and the Himalayan region....

Saint-Jacques Tower

Saint-Jacques Tower (Tour Saint-Jacques) is a monument located in the 4th arrondissement of Paris, France, on Rue de Rivoli at Rue Nicolas Flamel. This Flamboyant Gothic tower is all that remains of the former 16th-century Church of Saint-Jacques-de-la-Boucherie ("Saint James of the butchery"), which was leveled shortly after the French Revolution. A starting point for the chemin de Compostelle The tower's rich decoration reflects the wealth of its patrons, the wholesale butchers of the nearby Les Halles market. The masons in charge were Jean de Felin, Julien Ménart and Jean de Revier....

Aréna Jacques Plante

The Arena Jacques Plante is a 2,524-seat (total capacity 3,700) multi-purpose arena in Shawinigan, Quebec, Canada. It was built in 1937. It was home to the Shawinigan Cataractes Ice hockey team. The arena is named in honour of Jacques Plante; formerly, the building was known as the Shawinigan Municipal Auditorium. In 2008, the building was closed in favour of the new Centre Bionest located adjacent to the Arena Jacques Plante....

Saint Jacques Street

Saint Jacques Street is a major street in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The street has had two official names: St. James Street in English (never spelled "Saint") after St. James's, London; and its current appellation, rue Saint-Jacques, in French. Both names are sometimes used in English, though Saint-Jacques is the most common for geographical reference. St. James Street is usually used in reference to the street's historic importance as a financial district. History St. James Street A main thoroughfare passing through Old Montreal, the street was first opened in 1672....

Jacques Cartier Provincial Park

Jacques Cartier Provincial Park is a provincial park in Prince Edward Island, Canada....

Anthony Jacques Mantle: Anthony Jacques Mantle DFC (17 December 1899 in London — 1988 in Durham) was a pilot who joined the Royal Naval Air Service in 1917 at the age of 17. He went to France, Italy and later over Turke...

Rue Saint-Jacques, Paris: The Rue Saint-Jacques is a street in the Latin Quarter of Paris which lies along the cardo of Roman Lutetia. The Boulevard Saint-Michel, driven through this old quarter of Paris by Baron Haussmann...

Rennes–Saint-Jacques Airport: Rennes–Saint-Jacques Airport or Aéroport de Rennes–Saint-Jacques is an airport about 6 km southwest of Rennes, Ille-et-Vilaine, in the region of Brittany, France. It is a national and internati...

Jacques Brel metro station: Jacques Brel is a Metro station on Line 5 of the Brussels Metro. It is named after Belgian singer, songwriter, and poet Jacques Brel. The station opened on 6 October 1982 as part of the Beekkant - Sa...

Jacques Range: The Jacques Range is a mountain range of the Canadian Rockies located south of Highway 16 and Jasper Lake in Jasper National Park, Canada. This range includes the following mountains and peaks: ...

Roche Jacques: Roche Jacques is a mountain in Alberta's Rockies, Canada. It is located south of Highway 16 and Talbot Lake in Jasper National Park. It is part of the Jacques Range, and is situated immediately southe...

Jacques Cousteau Island: Isla Cerralvo, as is commonly named, whose official name is Isla Jacques Cousteau, is an island located off the Cerralvo Canal coast near La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico. It is 18 miles long with ...

Jacques-Cartier: Jacques-Cartier is an electoral district in the West Island of Montreal, Canada, that elects members to the National Assembly of Quebec. It is the only provincial electoral district in Quebec with an...

Jacques-Cartier (Longueuil): Jacques-Cartier was a city located on the south shore of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It was named after the founder of New France, Jacques Cartier. Now a defunct city, its former territory makes up a th...

St. Bernard's-Jacques Fontaine: St. Bernard's-Jacques Fontaine is a town in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The town had a population of 525 in the Canada 2006 Census. History The town of St.Bernards-Jacques Fon...

St. Jacques-Coomb's Cove: St. Jacques-Coomb's Cove is a town in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The town had a population of 669 in the Canada 2006 Census....

Jacques Peaks: The Jacques Peaks are a set of peaks rising to at the northwest end of Reclus Peninsula on the west coast of Graham Land, Antarctica. They were shown on an Argentine government chart of 1954, and na...

Jacques Le Ber: Jacques Le Ber (c. 1633 – 25 November 1706) was a merchant and seigneur in Montreal, New France. In 1686 he was ennobled by Louis XIV and took the title Jacques Le Ber de Saint-Paul de Senneville, ...

Musée national Jean-Jacques Henner: The Musée national Jean-Jacques Henner is an art museum dedicated to the works of painter Jean-Jacques Henner (1829–1905), and located in the 17th arrondissement at 43, avenue de Villiers, Paris, ...

Jacques Bizard Bridge: Jacques Bizard Bridge is a bridge that crosses the Rivière des Prairies and connects L'Île Bizard to Montreal Island. Except for a cable ferry that connects Île Bizard with Laval-sur-le-Lac, it is...

Arboretum du col du Haut-Jacques: The Arboretum du col du Haut-Jacques is an arboretum located in the Col du Haut-Jacques northeast of Bruyères, Vosges, Lorraine, France. It is open daily without charge. The arboretum was created in...

Saint-Jacques Escarpment: The Saint-Jacques Escarpment is a green space along an escarpment in the city of Montreal, west of downtown Montreal and adjacent to the neighbourhood of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce. The wooded area stretc...

Church of Saint Jacques-sur-Coudenberg: The Church of Saint Jacques-sur-Coudenberg (French) or Sint-Jacob-op-Koudenberg (Dutch) is a neoclassical church located in the historic square of Place Royale in central Brussels, Belgium. History Th...

Saint-Jacques Parish, New Brunswick: Saint-Jacques is a Canadian parish in Madawaska County, New Brunswick. Communities Parish population total does not include incorporated municipalities (in bold) and communities within their respecti...

Saint-Jacques, New Brunswick: Saint-Jacques was a settlement in New Brunswick until it was amalgamated into the city of Edmundston in 1998....

Fort Saint Jacques: Fort Saint Jacques was founded in 1668 in northwestern Quebec on the James Bay, at the mouth of the Rupert River. It was the first Hudson’s Bay Company post by the Médard des Groseilliers. Called ...

Alison Jacques Gallery: Alison Jacques Gallery is one of London's leading contemporary art galleries. The gallery, established in 2004 by Alison Jacques in a small townhouse off Bond Street, London W1, relocated in 2007 to a...

Pylojacquesidae: Pylojacquesidae is a small family of hermit crabs, comprising only two species in two genera. The family was erected in 2001, after two specimens at at the were recognised as being quite distinct fr...

Musée du Président Jacques Chirac: The musée du Président Jacques Chirac (President Jacques Chirac museum), commonly known as musée du Septennat. It's a museum located in Sarran, in the French departement of Corrèze, in the Massif...

Parc Jean-Jacques Rousseau: The Parc Jean-Jacques-Rousseau is a French landscape garden at Ermenonville, in the Département of Oise. It is named for the philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau, who stayed there the last six weeks of ...

Collège-lycée Jacques-Decour: The collège-lycée Jacques-Decour is a school in Paris on the avenue Trudaine. History The school was founded as the private collège Sainte-Barbe in 1821, renamed the private collège Rollin in 18...

Église Saint-Jacques-du-Haut-Pas: The Église Saint-Jacques-du-Haut-Pas is a church in Paris, France in the 5th Arrondissement at the corner of Rue Saint-Jacques and the Rue de l'Abbé de l'Épée. The church has been registered as a...

Jacques Marquette (sculpture): Jacques Marquette is a public art work by artist Ronald Knepper. It is located on the campus of Marquette University west of downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Description Jacques Marquette depicts a b...

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