Rachel

(Eliza Rachel Felix)
(1821–58)
   French actress. The daughter of a poor Swiss pedlar who moved to Paris, Rachel went onto the stage at the age of thirteen. She became world-famous as the star of the Comédie Française, playing tragic roles in the classical dramas of Corneille and Racine and in contemporary plays. She did not marry, but had a series of distinguished lovers and two illegitimate children. Rachel died of tuberculosis not long after an American tour in 1855.

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  • RACHEL — (Heb. רָחֵל), matriarch of Israel, wife of jacob and the mother of joseph and Benjamin. Her name means ewe, while that of her sister leah means cow. She was the younger daughter of laban , brother of Rebekkah. Rachel first appears as a… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Rachel — (Hebrew Name|רחל|Raḥel|Rāḫēl, Rāḥēl ; meaning ewe [Campbell, Mike [http://www.behindthename.com/name/rachel Behind the Name] ] ) is the second and favorite wife of Jacob and mother of Joseph and Benjamin, first mentioned in the Book of Genesis of …   Wikipedia

  • Rachel — steht für: Rachel (Vorname), weiblicher Vorname; Namensträgerinnen siehe dort Rachel (Bibel) (auch Rahel), biblische Gestalt Rachel (Schauspielerin) (1820–1858), französische Schauspielerin Rachel (Dichterin) (1890–1931), hebräische Dichterin… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Rachel — • Mother of Joseph and Benjamin, and love of Jacob Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Rachel     Rachel     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • RACHEL — Personnage biblique (en hébreu, râchel : «brebis mère»; cf. Gen., XXXI, 38) qui, dans l’histoire des Patriarches, est la fille de l’Araméen Laban et la femme préférée de Jacob (Gen., XXIX, 6 30). Elle est la mère de Joseph (Gen., XXX, 22 24) et… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Rachel's — Pays d’origine Louisville (Kentucky),Kentucky,  États Unis Genre musical minimaliste Années d activ …   Wikipédia en Français

  • RACHEL — RACHEL, the stage name of Eliza Rachel Felix (1821–1858), French actress and one of the world s greatest tragediennes. Born in Switzerland, Rachel was the daughter of a peddler, Jacob Felix, who took his large family to Paris. She was singing… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Rachel Z — Rachel Z. in München (2002) Rachel Z (eigentlich Rachel Carmel Nicolazzo; * 28. Dezember 1962 in Manhattan) ist eine US amerikanische Jazz Pianistin. Inhaltsverzeichnis …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • RACHEL — (first century C.E.), wife of . The daughter of kalba savua , one of the three richest men of Jerusalem, Rachel secretly married Akiva, who was ignorant and her father s shepherd, because she saw in him a man of modest and noble character. When… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Rachel — Outre les départements d Outre Mer, c est en Haute Savoie que le nom est le plus porté. Il correspond au prénom biblique Rachel (hébreu rahel = brebis) porté par la femme préférée de Jacob (mère de Joseph et de Benjamin) …   Noms de famille

  • Rachel — Rachel1 [rā′chəl] n. [LL(Ec) < Gr(Ec) Rhachēl < Heb rachel, lit., ewe] 1. a feminine name: dim. Rae 2. Bible the younger of the two wives of Jacob, and mother of Joseph and Benjamin: Gen. 29 35 Rachel2 [rȧ shel′] (born Élisa Félix) 1820?… …   English World dictionary

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