Category Archives: Student Cultural Project

Louis XIV, Le Roi soleil

Louis XIV was born on September 5th in the year 1638 to Louis XIII and Anne of Austria after 23 years of barrenness. Due to his parents’ childlessness, he was regarded as a divine gift and was often referred to … Continue reading

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André Le Nôtre

André Le Nôtre was known as the greatest French landscape architect in the world. He was born in Paris, France on March 12th, 1613. Even from a young age, André was heavily influenced by landscape architecture by his family. Many … Continue reading

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Michel Foucault

Michel Foucault was a French Philosopher, Sociologist, and Psychologist (“Wikipedia”). He was made famous for his study of society, psychiatry, medicine, and human sexuality. Foucault rarely allowed himself to be associated with a certain label or movement for very long, … Continue reading

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Claude Lévi-Strauss

Claude Lévi-Strauss was a French anthropologist and ethnologist, and has been called the “father of modern anthropology.” He is well-known for his development of structural anthropology. He was born in Brussels, Belgium on November 28, 1908. And died in Paris, … Continue reading

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Jacques-Louis David

Born in 1748, Jacques-Louis David became one of the most influential painters of the 19th century. His style of historical paintings, personality, and his high connections led to a heavy involvement in the French Revolution.             From an early age, … Continue reading

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Louis XVI

            King Louis XVI of France, born Duc de Berry, was born on August 23, 1754 at the Palace of Versailles in France. When Louis’ father died when he was twelve, he became the new heir to the throne. He … Continue reading

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Victor Hugo

            One of my favorite movies growing up was The Hunchback of Notre-Dame. I’ve always thought that the story was another one of Walt Disney’s creations. Little did I know, the movie was based on Victor Hugo’s Notre-Dame de Paris. … Continue reading

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