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History of France

The overthrow of the French Aristocracy that changed the government of France. The first rumblings began in 1740 and was fueled by the success of the American Revolution. It finally ended with the establishment of the French Constitution in December of 1799.

Asked in History of France, French to English

What is the meaning of grand anse in french?

'une anse' is a bay at the seaside in French. 'Grand anse' or 'Grande Anse' are placenames meaning 'large bay' in French. ...
Asked in History of France, French Revolution, Monarchy

How many sons did King Louis XVI have?

Two, the oldest died as a child of Tuberculosis and Louis XVII died at the age of 10 while in prison. ...
Asked in History of France, France, French Revolution

What year did the French Revolution begin?

1789 Did you know: Louis XVI was deposed in 1789. In 1789 with the Storming of the Bastille. ...
Asked in History of France, Louis Tomlinson

Who does Louis Thomlinson live with?

Louis Tomlinson* Currently, Louis Tomlinson lives on his own, so do the rest of the boys of One Direction. Harry Styles moved out of their apartment into another one in a posh neighbourhood which cost over £500,000 so Louis and Eleanor Calder (Louis' girlfriend) can live together ...
Asked in History of France, Time

What time does midnight start?

Midnight is at 12:00 a.m
Asked in Paris, History of France, Luxembourg

Why was Le Jardin du Luxembourg built?

The Le Jardin du Luxembourg was built by Marie de' Medici, the widow of King Henry IV and the regent of King Louis XIII. She decided to make an imitation of Palazzo Pitti, the palace where Marie was born (located in Florence, Italy). ...
Asked in History of France, France

Who was France's president after Giscard D'Estaing?

François Mitterand took over from Valéry Giscard d'Estaing as French president in 1981. ...
Asked in History of France, French Revolution

When did the guillotine stop been used and why?

1977, when the death penalty was abolished in line with all other civilised countries ...
Asked in History of France, Joan of Arc

When did Joan of Arc win the war?

Joan of Arc did not win the Hundred Years Wars but turn the tide swiftly into favor of the french ...
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Why was King Louis XVI sent to prison?

To prevent him from interfering with the the French Revolution
Asked in History of France, French Revolution, Napoleon Bonaparte

Why did the Directory send Napoleon to Egypt?

It was hoped that he could interrupt UK trade with India.
Asked in History of France, French Revolution

Who shot Maximilien Robespierre?

It is disputed wether Robespierre shot himself in an attempt to commit suicide, or if he was hit by a bullet from the gendarme Merda during his arrest. His jaw was shattered, but he did not die. Amid cross-rumors of treason, (he himself had threatened to disclose a list of enemies of the nation) he was sent to the guillotine without any trial, as well as a 22 of his followers. On the two next days, 83 other people who had...
Asked in History of France, French Revolution, Napoleon Bonaparte

How do people view Napoleon Bonaparte as of today?

He was a brilliant military tactician and strategist whose many Battles are still studied today. NEW RESPONDENT Not only. He was also a great legislator. The Napoleonic Code remains also nowadays as the most remarkable set of laws of the XIX century, which influenced the legislation of several countries in subsequent years. ...
Asked in History of France, Monarchy

How was Marie Antoinette remembered?

Today she gets poor press because of the Frenchdeficit and 'bankrupting' France , but much of the libel of the time was false. ...
Asked in History of Australia, History of France, Capital Punishment

What was the guillotine used for?

OUCH! - IT IS A DEVICE THAT CUTS OFF YOUR HEAD Invented in 1791 by a Frenchman named Laquiante and Tobias Schmidt, a German engineer, it is named for the French doctor who oversaw its development, Joseph-Ignace Guillotin. It consists of a large wooden frame housing a heavy metal blade between two upright guides. When lifted and released, the blade falls freely (like an ax) to behead condemned prisoners. It replaced hanging as a method of execution in 18th Century France, and was...
Asked in History of France, Napoleon Bonaparte

Why were people scared of Napoleon Bonaparte?

Despite all his reforms, Napoleon still restricted the rights of women, French colonies, slaves, and the church. But the biggest reason why there is a general sense of fear around Napoleon is due to his military success. Through military tactics and propaganda, nearly every war Napoleon fought ended in a victory, even if the casualties were significant for the French. The fact is that it took Europe's most powerful nations to unite and attack SEVEN times in total to bring him down. Think...
Asked in History of France, Paris, Buildings

What is the price to see the Palais-Royal?

There are three bits to the Palais-Royal The main building is Government offices and not open to the public. The theatre is part of the Comédie-Française, and you have to buy a ticket. The gardens are open as a public park, and the apartments surrounding them are among the highest-rent properties in Paris. So only the gardens are open to the public, and entrance is free. Don't miss the Palis-Royal, it's lovely, one of my favourite places in Paris. For forty years...
Asked in History of France, Napoleon Bonaparte

Did Napoleon Bonaparte kill people?

Certainly by proxy, but his sword was rarely bloodied. To be specific, he did directly order his troops to kill thousands right in front of him (an example being the riots of 13 Vendémiaire, where he ordered his men to open cannon fire on a mob of French rebels.) He didn't have to go out and kill people with his bare hands, but he is definately a veteran of close quarter violence due to his actions in his early-mid military career. ...
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Did King Louis XIV have friends?

Yes, and No. He was a great King of the most powerful state in Europe at the time, and was extremely wealthy, although his wealth dwindled towards the end of his life. He was the sole source of power in France and had absolute control. These two factors, combined with the prestige of Royalty, meant that there were a lot of people (nobles, mainly) who wanted to be his friends and share in that wealth and power. The number of 'real' friends...
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How did Madame Du Pompadour die?

accounts differ but they seem to agree on some form of Cancer.
Asked in History of France, French Revolution

What were the weaknesses of the French Monarchy?

It was an absolute monarchy and therefore lacked the advice and consent of the governed. The entire government was built on the outmoded concept that certain groups had special rights and privilege as an accident of birth instead of their own merit.It also gave the power to the person only to rich people ...
Asked in History of France, Calvinism

What is huguenots?

huguenots was the name for the protestants in the 1600s and 1700s in France. ...