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Un citoyen

Louis XVI was born on August 23, 1754. I’m sure you all know that he was executed following the French Revolution, but what don’t you know about him? his real name was Louis-Auguste he was his parents’ third son, and … Continue reading

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Prendre son courage à deux mains

Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de La Fayette (also spelled Lafayette) was born on September 6, 1757.  His story is incredibly complex, so for today I’ll just focus on his connection with George Washington. This French aristocrat … Continue reading

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