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Franck,family of painters: see FranckenFrancken
, family of Flemish painters in the 16th and 17th cent. Prominent members were Hieronymus Francken, c.1540–1610, student of Frans Floris, who worked mainly in Antwerp in a classicist style; his brother Frans Francken, c.
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1. C?sar (Auguste) . 1822--90, French composer, organist, and teacher, born in Belgium. His works, some of which make use of cyclic form, include a violin sonata, a string quartet, the Symphony in D Minor (1888), and much organ music
2. James. 1882--1964, US physicist, born in Germany: shared a Nobel prize for physics with Gustav Hertz (1925) for work on the quantum theory, particularly the effects of bombarding atoms with electrons