Pronunciation: (pu-rō', pe-; Fr. pe-rō'), [key]
1. Charles Pronunciation: (chärlz; Fr. sharl), [key] 1628–1703, French poet, critic, and author of fairy tales.
2. his brother,Claude Pronunciation: (klôd; Fr. klōd), [key] 1613–88, French architect, scientist, and physician.
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