Roland-Garros: the French Open
Every year in May, the world tennis elite will be meeting on the famous clay courts of Roland-Garros in Paris. This event is one of the four Grand ... Slam competitions.
Jules Ferry (1832 – 1893)
Born in Saint-Dié, Jules Ferry, lawyer and politician, great figure of the Republic, was also heavily criticised in his day. Appointed Mayor of Paris ... after the fall of Napoleon III, he became unpopular due to the food restrictions he imposed on the people of Paris, who were under siege from the Prussian Army, and he ended up fleeing the capital.
Napoléon 1er (1769 – 1821)
First Consul and subsequently Emperor of the French, Napoleon Bonaparte was a leading figure in Western history. He left behind a number of ... long-lasting institutions: the Napoleonic Code, the State Council, the prefectural system, the judicial system, financial administration, the centralised University of France and military academies.
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).