Abolitionism
Abolitionism is a movement to end slavery, whether formal or informal. In Western Europe and the Americas, abolitionism was a historical movement to end the African and Indian slave trade and set slav...
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French Enlightenment
The Age of Enlightenment (or simply the Enlightenment, or Age of Reason) is an era from the 1650s to the 1780s in which cultural and intellectual forces in Western Europe emphasized reason, analysis, ...
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History of the Jews in France
The history of the Jews of France deals with the Jews and Jewish communities in France. There has been a Jewish presence in France since at least the early Middle Ages. France was once a center of Jew...
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LGBT history in France
This article is about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) history in France.
Julie Zenatti
Julie Zenatti, (born 5 February 1981), is a French singer celebrity. She first played the role of Fleur-de-Lys and later Esmeralda on stage for the musical Notre-Dame de Paris. Zenatti was involved wi...
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Notre-Dame Affair
The Notre-Dame Affair was an action performed by Michel Mourre, Serge Berna, Ghislain Desnoyers de Marbaix, and Jean Rullier, members of the radical wing of the Lettrist movement, on Easter Sunday, 9 ...
Françoise Atlan
Françoise Atlan is a French singer, born in a Sephardic Jewish family in Narbonne (France) 27 July 1964. Her father was a counselor native of Béjaïa, Algeria, and her mother was a pianist and a lyri...
Robert Clary
Robert Clary (born Robert Max Widerman; March 1, 1926) is a French-American actor, published author, and lecturer. He is best known for his role in the television sitcom Hogan's Heroes as Corporal LeB...
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2010 French pension reform strikes
The 2010 pension reform strikes in France were a series of general strikes and demonstrations which occurred in France throughout September and October 2010.They involved union members from both the p...
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Anatole Abragam
Anatole Abragam (December 15, 1914 – June 8, 2011) was a French physicist who wrote The Principles of Nuclear Magnetism and made significant contributions to the field of nuclear magnetic resona...
Lisette de Brinon
Lisette, Marquise de Brinon (1896 – 26 March 1982) was best known as the Jewish wife of the pro-Nazi French collaborator, Fernand de Brinon.
Born Jeanne Louise Rachel Franck, she lived in an...
Rodrigo Augusto da Silva
Rodrigo Augusto da Silva (December 7, 1833 — October 17, 1889), nicknamed "the diplomat", was a politician, diplomat, lawyer, monarchist and journalist of the Empire of Brazil. He is best known as the...
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Anthony Highmore (legal writer)
Anthony Highmore (1758–1829) was an English legal writer, known also for works on London charities and the Honourable Artillery Company.
The son of Anthony Highmore, he was born in London in...
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Affair of the Poisons
The Affair of the Poisons (L'affaire des poisons) was a major murder scandal in France which took place in 1677–1682, during the reign of King Louis XIV. During it, a number of prominent members of th...
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Society of the Friends of the Blacks
The Society of the Friends of the Blacks (French: Société des amis des Noirs or Amis des noirs) was a group of French men and women, mostly white, who were abolitionists (opponents of black slaver...
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Albert Aftalion
Albert Abram Aftalion (October 21, 1874, Rusçuk, Ottoman Empire – December 6, 1956, Geneva, Switzerland) was a French Jewish economist.He taught at the Paris University (1925–1939). He co-founded the...
Nissim de Camondo
Nissim de Camondo (1892 – 1917) was a French banker. Named for his grandfather, he was born into the Camondo family of Paris, the son of the prominent and wealthy Jewish banker, Moïse de Camondo. As t...
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Edict of Fontainebleau (1540)
The Edict of Fontainebleau was issued June 1, 1540 by the French King Francis I while at his Palace of Fontainebleau. It occurred after the "Affair of the Placards" turned Francis I's policy from one ...
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Law of 20 May 1802
The Law of 20 May 1802 was a French law passed on 20 May 1802 (30 floréal year X), revoking the law of 4 February 1794 (16 pluviôse) which had abolished slavery in all the French colonies. That law ha...
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International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery is a yearly event on December 2, organized by the United Nations General Assembly. The Day was first celebrated in 1986.The Convention for the Suppre...