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The world's first ever photograph was taken in Burgundy, France. Portrait of ...this genius inventor, Nicéphore Niépce, whose accomplishments went unrecognised during his lifetime.
Napoleon III (1808 – 1871)
After the death of the Duke of Reichstadt, son and heir of Napoleon I, in 1832, ...his nephew Louis Napoleon Bonaparte, an artillery officer, attempted to topple the July Monarchy in Strasbourg (1830) and then Boulogne (1840). Imprisoned in perpetuity in Ham fortress, he escaped (1846).
Charles X (1757 - 1836)
Charles Philippe, the Count of Artois and young brother of Louis XVI and Louis ...XVIII, who became an émigré on the 17th of July 1789, sought to play a leading role in the Counter-Revolution, at the risk of sometimes clashing with the sensitivities of his older brother, the Count of Provence. In 1814, after the abdication of Napoléon, he entered Paris.
Louis-Philippe I (1773 - 1850)
Louis-Philippe, the cousin of Louis XVI, but also the eldest son of the Duke of ...Orléans (later known as Philippe Égalité) who voted for the death of the King, embraced revolutionary ideas like his father and was a member of the Jacobin Club. He fought in the armies of the Republic at Valmy and Jemmapes in 1792, but went over to the ranks of the Austrians (April 1793).
Louis XVIII (1755 - 1824)
Born at Versailles, Louis-Stanislas-Xavier, Count of Provence, brother of Louis ...XVI and the Count of Artois (the future Charles X), managed to cross the Belgian border in June 1791, whilst Louis XVI was arrested at Varennes. Assuming the role of Regent, he made great efforts to rally the monarchs of Europe against a revolutionary France.
Talleyrand (1754 –1838)
Because Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, of high noble birth, had a club ...foot, his parents guided him towards a career in the Church. Bishop of Autun, elected member of the States General of 1789, he saw through the nationalisation of Church assets and the Civil Constitution of the Clergy.
The largest exhibitions in 2013
Classic and modern art, painting, sculpture… Discover the largest exhibitions ...currently taking place on France.fr.
« The Angel of the Odd » at the Musée ...d’Orsay
Calling forth the visionary creations of Goya, Fuseli, Blake, Delacroix, Hugo, ...Friedrich, Böcklin, Moreau, Stuck, Ensor, Mucha, Redon, Dali, Ernst, Bellmer, Klee and numerous other artists and filmmakers, the Musée d’Orsay is hosting the exhibition, "The Angel of the Odd", from 5 March to 9 June, 2013 in Paris.
History of women's right to vote
French women voted for the first time on 29 April 1945, during the municipal ...elections, and then a few months later, on 21 October 1945, they took part in the national ballot.
As comedies were "made to be played", Molière, in turn comic actor, troupe ...leader, author then King's comedian, remained faithful to the stage until his death during a performance of The Imaginary Invalid on 17 February 1673.