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Clemenceau

History; French history

Georges, (1841-1929). French statesman and Prime Minister from 1906 to 1909, and again during the First World War from 1917 to 1920. Clemenceau presided at the Versailles Peace ...

Clovis

History; French history

(465-511). King of the Franks from 481 to 511 and founder of the Merovingian dynasty. He fought against the Romans and drove them from Gaul in 486. He converted to Christianity ...

Legion of Honour

History; French history

French order of distinction founded by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802, conferred as a reward for civil or military services.

Legion of Honour

History; French history

French order of distinction founded by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802, conferred as a reward for civil or military services.

Dreyfus

History; French history

Alfred (1859-1935). French army officer of Jewish descent who was falsely accused of treason in 1894 and imprisoned. He was eventually retried and rehabilitated in 1906. The case ...

Ancien Régime

History; French history

The political and social system in France before the Revolution of 1789. Under the regime, everyone was a subject of the King who claimed absolute power and society was divided ...

Clemenceau

History; French history

Georges, (1841-1929). French statesman and Prime Minister from 1906 to 1909, and again during the First World War from 1917 to 1920. Clemenceau presided at the Versailles Peace ...