Hubert de Givenchy Famous for 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' Dress Dies at 91
Audrey Hepburn's little black dress in Breakfast at Tiffany's will be forever famous thanks to French designer Hubert de Givenchy, who passed away over the weekend. Givenchy's artistic director confir...
Huguenot
A Huguenot (/ˈhjuːɡənɒt/ or /huːɡəˈnoʊ/; [yɡno], [yɡəno]) is a member of a French Protestant group descended from 16th and 17th century Protestant Reformed Church of France. Historically, "Huguenots" ...
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Nicolas Barnaud
Nicolas Barnaud (1538–1604) was a French Protestant writer, physician and alchemist, from Crest, in Dauphiné, from which he took the name Delphinas (or Delphinus). He was a member of the Monarchomaque...
Samuel Petit
Samuel Petit (Latin: Petitus) (1594 – 1653) was a French Huguenot pastor, known as a classical scholar and orientalist.
From Nîmes, the son of the pastor François Petit of Saint-Ambroix, and N...
Lucie Berger
Lucie Berger (15 April 1836 - 8 March 1906) was a pioneer for the education of girls in France.Lucie Berger was born into a progressive family, the publishers Berger-Levrault, being the sixth child of...
Ernest Pérochon
Ernest Pérochon (1885–1942) was a French writer who won the Prix Goncourt in 1920 for his novel Nêne. Initially a teacher, he left his career in education in 1921 to pursue writing. He wrote poems, no...
Gabrielle Weidner
Gabrielle Weidner (Brussels, 17 August 1914 - Königsberg in der Neumark, 17 February 1945) was a Dutch resistance fighter playing an active role in the French Resistance during World War II.
Gabri...
St. Bartholomew's Day massacre
The St. Bartholomew's Day massacre (Massacre de la Saint-Barthélemy in French) in 1572 was a targeted group of assassinations, followed by a wave of Catholic mob violence, both directed against the Hu...
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Wagner family tree
The family of the composer Richard Wagner:
Carl Friedrich Wilhelm Wagner (1770–1813), a police actuary, ∞ 1798 Johanna Rosine Pätz (1778–1848), daughter of a baker (after being widowed, in 1814 s...
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Philippe Richert
Philippe Richert (born 22 May 1953) is a French politician and Minister for Local authorities under the Minister of Interior, Overseas, Local authorities and Immigration since 14 November 2010. He was...
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Frédéric Cuvier
Georges-Frédéric Cuvier (28 June 1773, Montbéliard, Doubs – 24 July 1838, Strasbourg) was a French zoologist. He was the younger brother of noted naturalist and zoologist Georges Cuvier.Frederic was t...
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Amour de soi
Amour de soi (French, "love of self") is a concept in the philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau that refers to the kind of self-love that humans share with brute animals and predates the appearance of s...
Daniel d'Auger de Subercase
Daniel d'Auger de Subercase (February 12, 1661 – November 20, 1732) naval officer and French governor of Newfoundland and later Acadia, born Orthez, Béarn died Cannes-Ecluse, Île-de-France. Sube...
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Jacques-Henri Schloesing
Jacques-Henri Schloesing (1919–1944) was a French aviator.
Jacques Ellul
Jacques Ellul ([ɛlyl]; January 6, 1912 – May 19, 1994) was a French philosopher, law professor, sociologist, lay theologian, and Christian anarchist. Ellul was a longtime Professor of History and...
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Louis Rossel
Louis-Nathaniel Rossel (Saint-Brieuc, 9 September 1844- executed in Versailles, 28 November 1871 and buried in Nîmes). He was a French army officer and a politician. On 19 March 1871 he became the...
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Gaston Defferre
Gaston Defferre (14 September 1910 – 7 May 1986) was a French Socialist politician.
Lawyer and member of the French Section of the Workers' International (SFIO) political party, he was a member of...
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Alexander Morus
Alexander Morus (or Moir or More) (25 September 1616, Castres - 28 September 1670, Paris) was a Franco-Scottish Calvinist preacher.
More's father, born in Scotland, was a rector at a Huguenot col...
Louis de Beausobre
Louis Isaac de Beausobre (19 August 1730 – 3 December 1783) was a German philosopher and political economist of French Huguenot descent. He was born in Berlin, the son of the French Protestant churchm...
Anne de La Roche-Guilhem
Anne de La Roche-Guilhem (1644–1710) was a French writer.
Moses Solanus
Moses Solanus or Moïse du Soul (1665 – 1735?) was a French classical scholar.
He was grandson of Paul du Soul of Tours, who was professor of theology and rector of Saumur Academy between 1657 and ...
Lewis Du Moulin
Lewis Du Moulin (Ludovicus Molinaeus; pseudonym: Ludiomaeus Colvinus) (1606-1680) was a French Huguenot physician and controversialist, who settled in England. He became Camden Professor of History at...
Jean-Jacques Boissard
Jean-Jacques Boissard (1528 – 30 October 1602) was a French antiquary and Neo-Latin poet.
He was born at Besançon and educated at Leuven; but he secretly left the seminary there, and travelled thr...
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Adolphe Monod
Adolphe-Louis-Frédéric-Théodore Monod (21 January 1802 – 6 April 1856), was a French Protestant churchman. His elder brother was Frédéric Monod.He was born in Copenhagen, where his father was p...
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Maurice René Fréchet
Maurice Fréchet ([moʁis ʁəne fʁeʃɛ]) (2 September 1878 – 4 June 1973) was a French mathematician. He made major contributions to the topology of point sets and introduced the entire concept of metric ...
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