Tag Archives: Louis XVI

Ce que j’ai lu

I’ve enjoyed some good reads lately that were either in French or that had a francophile angle. Each was a book that I’ve owned for a while. I’m commited to finishing  all my backlog of books before I buy any … Continue reading

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Qu’ils mangent de la brioche

Let’s get one thing straight from the outset, Marie Antoinette, born November 2, 1755, did NOT say, “Let them eat cake.” Her full name was Maria Antonia Josephina Johanna and she was born an Archduchess of Austria. She was the … Continue reading

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La Marseillaise

Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle was born on May 10, 1760. He is famous for composing the words and music to La Marseillaise, the French national anthem. His original title was the Chant de guerre pour l’armée du Rhin (War … Continue reading

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