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Alfred Dreyfus

Definition of the noun alfred dreyfus

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  1. French army officer of Jewish descent whose false imprisonment for treason in 1894 raised issues of anti-Semitism that dominated French politics until his release in 1906 (1859-1935)
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of Alfred Dreyfus: Dreyfus
    • instance of: army officer = an officer in the armed forces


Who is Alfred Dreyfus?

Alfred Dreyfus was a French artillery officer of Jewish background whose trial and conviction in 1894 on charges of treason became one of the most tense political dramas in modern French history. Known today as the Dreyfus Affair, the incident eventually ended with Dreyfus' complete exoneration.

  • also known as Дрейфус, Альфред; 阿尔弗雷德·德雷福斯
  • born on (156 years ago) in Mulhouse
  • ethnicity: Jewish people
  • nationality: France
  • religion: Judaism
  • education: École Polytechnique
  • profession: Soldier, military officer
  • died on (80 years ago) in French Third Republic
  • buried in Montparnasse Cemetery
  • written works: "Dreyfus: his life and letters", "Five Years of My Life", "Le proce s Dreyfus devant le Conseil de Guerre de Rennes, 7 aou t - 9 septembre 1899", "The Dreyfus case", "Fünf Jahre meines Lebens", "Cinq années de ma vie"


Alfred Dreyfus: The representation in fiction of the French artillery officer Alfred Dreyfus.

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Google previewMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Allusions (1999)

by Elizabeth Webber, Mike Feinsilber

Dreyfus; Dreyfus affair Ydri-fas, 'dra-\ Alfred Dreyfus (1859-1935) was the protagonist of ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of the Arab-Israeli Conflict: A Political, Social, and Military History [4 volumes] (2008)

A Political, Social, and Military History by Spencer C. Tucker, Priscilla Roberts

Wrongly accused as a German spy, French Army captain Alfred Dreyfus was condemned to life in prison during a secret military trial in 1894. (Library ofCongress) Staff General Raoul de Boisdeffre ordered a cover-up. Major Hubert Henry, an ...

Google previewDictionary of Jewish Terms (2011)

A Guide to the Language of Judaism by Ronald L. Eisenberg

Named for the trial and subsequent attempts at exoneration of Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish officer on the French General Staff, whose 1894 courtmartial for treason, conviction, and final acquittal developed into a political event that ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the World Novel (2015)

by Michael David Sollars, Arbolina Llamas Jennings

The Dreyfusaffair, which dominated French politicallife forovera decade, sprangfromthe 1894conviction for hightreason ofCaptain Alfred Dreyfus, an officerin the Frencharmy. Dreyfus wasa Jewish manfrom Alsace, apart of Francebordering ...

Google previewDictionary of Atheism, Skepticism, and Humanism

by Bill Cooke

Alfred Dreyfus (1859–1935) was a Jewish officer who had ...

Google previewThe Popular Encyclopedia of World Religions (2007)

by Richard Wolff

Alfred Dreyfus was the highest-ranking Jewish artillery officer in the French army. In 1894, papers discovered in the waste- basket of a German military attache proved that French military intelligence had been supplied to the Germans. Dreyfus ...

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