Maury

Maury

[mawr-ee, mor-ee]
Maury, Jean Siffrein, 1746-1817, French churchman, cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. A court preacher and writer before the French Revolution, he was known in the Constituent Assembly as a defender of the nobility and clergy. He fled (1791) France, passed some years (1792-98) in Rome, and was made cardinal in 1794. Leaving (1799) Italy after the French occupation, he spent some time in Russia. After his return (1804) to France, he was made archbishop of Paris in 1810 and refused to surrender this office when commanded to do so by the pope. After the fall of Napoleon he again fled (1814) to Rome, where he was imprisoned for a time.
Maury, Matthew Fontaine, 1806-73, American hydrographer and naval officer, b. near Fredericksburg, Va. Appointed a midshipman in 1825, he saw varied sea duty until a stagecoach accident (1839) made him permanently lame. In 1842 he was placed in charge of the Depot of Charts and Instruments (later the U.S. Naval Observatory and Hydrographical Office). Soon his wind and current charts of the Atlantic began to appear, and they eventually cut sailing time on many routes. He wrote widely on navigation and naval reform, and his Physical Geography of the Sea (1855) was the first classic work of modern oceanography. With the outbreak of the Civil War, he resigned and served the Confederacy, first in harbor defense and then as an agent in England. After the war he served (1865-66) under Maximilian in Mexico, where he attempted to establish colonies of ex-Confederates. He returned to the United States in 1868 and was professor of meteorology at the Virginia Military Institute until his death.

See biographies by F. L. Williams (1966), C. L. Lewis (1927, repr. 1969), and V. P. Parriott (1973).

Les Tours de Bois-Maury is a series of graphic novels that begun in 1984 by Belgian comic book creator Hermann.

Plot

Set in 11th century Europe, the series concerns the efforts of the wandering noble Sir Aymar de Bois-Maury, knight, to reclaim his ancestral home, Bois-Maury. Less focused on action that the other series of Hermann (like Jeremiah), Les Tours de Bois-Maury deals more with human thoughts and considerations.

Albums

To date the series comprises the following albums:

Les Tours de Bois-Maury (originally published by Glenat )

1. Babette
2. Eloise de Montgri
3. Germain
4. Reinhardt
5. Alda
6. Sigurd
7. William
8. Le seldjouki
9. Khaled
10. Olivier
Bois-Maury (originally published by Glenat )
11. Assunta
12. Rodrigo
13. Dulle Griet

All albums have been written and drawn by Hermann, except Rodrigo and Dulle Griet, both written by his son Yves H.

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