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Yalta Conference (February 4 to 11, 1945)

Yalta Conference (February 4 to 11, 1945)

Held from February 4 to 11, 1945, the Yalta Conference which brought together the leaders of the Soviet Union (Joseph Stalin), the United States (Franklin Delano Roosevelt) and the United Kingdom (Winston Churchill), was long regarded as the time when the postwar order was established.

Ephemeris of October 9

Ephemeris of October 9

1945: France: the former president of the Council Pierre Laval is executed for collaboration. 1934: King Alexander I of Yugoslavia and Louis Barthou, French Minister of Foreign Affairs, are assassinated in Marseille by a Croatian terrorist. 1801: L & 39; Ottoman Empire signs a treaty with France which restores Egypt to it.

Louis XV - King of France (1715-1774)

Louis XV - King of France (1715-1774)

Louis XV became king of France in 1715 and raised hope and enthusiasm throughout the kingdom. The beginning of the reign is presented under the best auspices and the young king receives the nickname of Beloved. A few decades later, the mood is very different. Loss of Canada, Louisiana and the Indies following the disastrous Seven Years' War, expensive celebrations, influence of his mistresses, reforms too timid or too late.

Che Guevara - A life, a myth

Che Guevara - A life, a myth

Che Guevara is an Argentinian-born revolutionary and guerrilla fighter who fought in the Cuban Revolution alongside Fidel Castro. Become the object of a true cult, incarnation of a revolutionary Marxist and idealist who fought until his last breath, condottiere of the XXth century become an icon, the qualifiers abound to designate & 34; The Che & 34 ;.

Nuremberg trial (1945-1946)

Nuremberg trial (1945-1946)

The Nuremberg trial is a legal action brought by the Allies, after World War II, against leading German war criminals. It took place from 1945 to 1946 in Nuremberg, a symbolic city of the Nazi regime, before an international military tribunal and American military tribunals.

The History of the World in 80 Secrets (L.Pfaadt)

The History of the World in 80 Secrets (L.Pfaadt)

Plots, sects and mystical phenomena are evoked in 80 episodes in Laurent Pfaadt's latest work. The History of the World in 80 Secrets recounts strange but also symbolic events and characters in our history. From Antiquity to the 20th century, you will travel to the era of the pyramids, the witch hunts or the dangerous Ku Klux Klan.

Ephemeris of September 28

Ephemeris of September 28

1958: The referendum on the Constitution of the Fifth Republic is approved. 1939: Germany and the USSR agree on a partition plan for Poland. 1716: The Treaty of Hanover, between France and England, sets the stage for a Triple Alliance with Holland. 1687: The Ottoman Empire cedes Athens to the Venetians.

Battle of Rocroi (1643)

Battle of Rocroi (1643)

The Battle of Rocroi is a decisive French victory won by the young Duke of Enghien, future Prince of Condé, over the Spanish armies on May 18 and 19, 1643, in front of the stronghold of Rocroi. Philippe IV of Spain, wanting to exploit Richelieu & 39; s disappearance planned to invade the latter.

August 10, 1792 - Capture of the Tuileries and fall of the monarchy

August 10, 1792 - Capture of the Tuileries and fall of the monarchy

The day of August 10, 1792 is a little-known episode of the French Revolution. Yet it was the day that, with the capture of the Tuileries by the Parisians, caused the fall of the monarchy in France. Generator of two bodies that will decisively mark the evolution of the Revolution, the Insurrectionary Commune of Paris and the National Convention, this violent revolutionary day very quickly becomes one of the most discussed moments of this period.

Ephemeris of October 2

Ephemeris of October 2

1924: The League of Nations adopts the Geneva protocol on the peaceful settlement of international conflicts. 1870: Rome becomes the capital of Italy. 1700: Charles II bequeaths the crown of Spain by will to the Duke of Anjou Philippe, grandson of Louis XIV. This attribution will motivate the war of succession of Spain.

Emile Zola - Biography

Emile Zola - Biography

Short biography - Emile Zola, one of the best-known literary men of the second half of the 19th century, left his mark on the French literary world until today. How not to think of works such as the Rougon-Macquart, Au Bonheur des Dames or the work, Germinal.

Ephemeris of September 25

Ephemeris of September 25

1991: Death of Klaus Barbie, 77, former head of the Gestapo of Lyon, sentenced in July 1987 to life imprisonment for crimes against humanity. 1940: The collaborating government of Chancellor Quisling is installed in power in Norway Occupied. 1555: Signing of the peace of Augsburg in Germany, under which the Lutheran states reach equality with the Catholic states.

Paul Verlaine - Biography

Paul Verlaine - Biography

Short biography - Paul Verlaine (1844-1896) remains in the pantheon of 19th century French poets, as one of the most remarkable both for his work imbued with musicality, and for his destiny marked by the seal of passion and tragedy. His existence will be lastingly marked by his meeting with Rimbaud, with whom he will enter into a sulphurous and alcoholic relationship.

The Marquis de Sade - Biography

The Marquis de Sade - Biography

The Marquis de Sade, whose bicentenary of his death is celebrated in 2014, is not just about "sadism". This writer and humanist was a Great Lover of Freedom, without taboos and without the implication of God. The various regimes that rejected him have made him "the most obscure of famous men or the most famous of obscure men".

Freedom of the press and newspapers under the Revolution

Freedom of the press and newspapers under the Revolution

In 1789, in the wake of the French Revolution, an opinion press was born that took advantage of the newly acquired freedom of expression. Although its distribution was limited by the technical constraints of the time, this press exerted a strong influence on the political debate, each family of thought and each figure of the revolution having its own cabbage leaf: Hébert et son & 34; Père Duchesne & 34 ;, Desmoulins et son & 34; Vieux Cordeliers & 34 ;, Marat and & 34; l & 39; Ami du peuple & 34 ;.

Gallic Wars (58 to 51 BC)

Gallic Wars (58 to 51 BC)

The conquest of Gaul (or Gauls) by Julius Caesar, his victory at Alésia against Vercingétorix, are events well anchored in the French collective memory. But historically things are obviously a bit more complex. What were the reasons and the circumstances of this conquest?

Abolition of the death penalty in France (1981)

Abolition of the death penalty in France (1981)

On September 18, 1981, the National Assembly adopted the law to abolish the death penalty, after an ardent plea by Minister of Justice Robert Badinter in favor of the abolition of the death penalty. Until the 1980s, the debate on the death penalty had been periodically revived in France, the last European nation to maintain it.

Honoré de Balzac - Biography

Honoré de Balzac - Biography

Short biography - Honoré de Balzac, author of the Human Comedy, a vast study of manners, is one of the greatest French novelists of the 19th century. Man of excess, man of women, proud and certain of his talent, Balzac paints between romanticism and realism the upset society of his time, marked by the Restoration and the July Monarchy.

Ephemeris of September 22

Ephemeris of September 22

1981: Inauguration of the High Speed ​​Train (TGV) in the presence of President François Mitterrand and several of his ministers. 1980: Beginning of the Iran-Iraq war. This deadly conflict will last eight years without naming a winner. 1920: Mental disorders, the President of the French Republic Paul Deschanel announces his resignation from parliament.

Fields of honor, Valmy September 1792 - BD

Fields of honor, Valmy September 1792 - BD

The question of national identity is a stumbling block that divides and ignites the political sphere and which is also of interest to more and more French people. The Delcourt editions seek to approach this theme in their own way through a fairly martial prism: to present five battles that punctuate the history of France and can feed our reflection on what it means to be French and the evolution of the feeling of being French. membership.