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According to Lewis Spence (in the Encyclopedia of Occultism, 1920), Jean was a French magician, votary of Apollonius of Tyana. He traveled from town to town, wearing an iron collar and making his living by performing deeds of charlatanry. At Lyons he attained some measure of fame by his miraculous cures and met with the sovereign, to whom he presented a magnificent enchanted sword. In battle this weapon became surrounded by ninescore drawn knives. Jean also gave this prince a shield containing a magic mirror that divulged the greatest secrets. The arms vanished or were stolen.

(Unfortunately, Spence did not state the period or the ruler involved, but this is probably a medieval legend.)

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Jean (zhäN), 1921–, grand duke of Luxembourg (1964–2000); son of Charlotte, grand duchess of Luxembourg, and Felix, prince of Bourbon-Parma. He fought with Great Britain's Irish Guards in World War II. In 1953, Jean married Princess Josephine Charlotte, daughter of Leopold III, former king of Belgium. Jean was made deputy to his mother in 1961, virtually assuming the powers of head of state. In 1964 he became grand duke. He abdicated in favor of his son Henri in 2000.

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jean / jēn/ • n. heavy twilled cotton cloth, esp. denim: [as adj.] a jean jacket. ∎  (in commercial use) a pair of jeans: a button-fly jean.

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jean twilled cotton cloth XVI; (pl.) garments of this XIX. orig. ie(a)ne, ge(a)ne fustian; attrib. use of Jene, Gene — OF. Janne (mod. Gênes) :- medL. Janua Genoa.

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