Émile Zola (1840 - 1902)
The leading light of the Naturalist literary movement and the famed defender of ...Dreyfus, Emile Zola left behind a colossal opus – Les Rougon-Macquart, ou Histoire naturelle et sociale d'une famille sous le second Empire [Natural and social history of a family under the Second Empire].
Clement V (1260-1314)
Elected in Pérouse under the influence of Philip the Fair, the French pope, ...Clement V, moved the Curia from Rome. It was the first Avignon Papacy. Elevated to the status of “the new Rome”, the city adorned itself with prestigious Gothic buildings, including the Palais des Papes.