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The term ‘Impressionists’ was coined in 1874 by a since-forgotten critic to describe what was then a ‘scandalous’ movement. This art movement was as daring as it was different to what had come before it, and would inspire the great artistic minds of Monet and Van Gogh alike. 788 more words


The English Courtesan Who Made a French Emperor

It takes a lot of effort to become an emperor. First, you have to believe in yourself and your star, which is easy when you are a nephew of the Great Corsican and the heir to his fallen throne. 1,239 more words

19th Century France

The Imperial Menagerie (Stable) | Paul Hadol

Two cartoons by Paul Hadol of the Napoleon III era (XIXe)

n°18 : Fleury, the sea horse (flesh and fish)

n°22 :  Frossard, the donkey (ignorance and stubbornness) 41 more words


Foreign Affairs: Seward Rejects Mediation

February 6, 1863 – Secretary of State William H. Seward unilaterally declined an offer by French Emperor Napoleon III to mediate the conflict between the U.S. 602 more words

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Louis XVI and a brief history of France's struggle between Monarchies and Republics

by Strategia

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Today, on January 21, 1793, Louis XVI or “Citizen Louis Capet” as the revolutionaries called him, was executed by guillotine. One year later, his wife Marie Antoinette was also guillotined. 576 more words


Loulou and the Zulus: The Life and Death of Napoleon IV

Napoleon the Fourth? Was there ever such an emperor? Strangely enough, the Zulus in South Africa can tell you more about this personage than an average Frenchman. 1,376 more words

19th Century France