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27 Awesome And Interesting Facts About Emile Ollivier

Olivier Emile Ollivier was a French statesman. Starting as an avid republican opposed to Emperor Napoleon III, he pushed the Emperor toward liberal reforms and in turn came increasingly into Napoleon’s grip. He entered the cabinet and was the prime minister when Napoleon fell. Take a look below for 27 more awesome and interesting facts…

25 Awesome And Fascinating Facts About Leon Gambetta

Leon Gambetta was a French statesman, prominent during and after the Franco-Prussian War. Take a look below for 25 more awesome and fascinating facts about Leon Gambetta. 1. Born at Cahors, Gambetta is said to have inherited his vigor and eloquence from his father, a Genoese grocer who had married a French woman named Massabie….

30 Awesome And Interesting Facts About Adolphe Thiers

Marie Joseph Louis Adolphe Thiers was a French statesman and historian. He was the second elected President of France, and the first President of the French Third Republic. Thiers was a key figure in the July Revolution of 1830, which overthrew the Bourbon monarchy, and the French Revolution of 1848, which established the Second French…

26 Fascinating And Interesting Facts About Jules Ferry

Jules Francois Camille Ferry was a French statesman and republican. He was a promoter of laicism and colonial expansion. Take a look below for 26 more fascinating and interesting facts about Jules Ferry. 1. Born in Saint-Die, in Vosges department, France, he studied law, and was called to the bar at Paris in 1854, but…

30 Awesome And Fascinating Facts About Georges-Eugene Haussmann

Georges-Eugene Haussmann, commonly known as Baron Haussmann, was a prefect of the Seine Department of France chosen by Emperor Napoleon III to carry out a massive urban renewal program of new boulevards, parks and public works in Paris commonly referred to as Haussmann’s renovation of Paris. Critics forced his resignation for extravagance, but his vision…

40 Awesome And Interesting Facts About Napoleon III

Napoleon III, the nephew of Napoleon I, was the first President of France from 1848 to 1852, and the last French monarch from 1852 to 1870. First elected president of the French Second Republic in 1848, he seized power in 1851, when he could not constitutionally be re-elected, and became the Emperor of the French….

30 Fascinating And Interesting Facts About Baron Pierre De Coubertin

Charles Pierre de Fredy was a French educator and historian, founder of the International Olympic Committee, and its second President. He is known as the father of the modern Olympic Games. Take a look below for 30 more fascinating and interesting facts about Baron Pierre De Coubertin. 1. Pierre was born in Paris on January…

30 Fun And Interesting Facts About William Penny Brookes

William Penny Brookes was an English surgeon, magistrate, botanist and educationalist especially known for inspiring the modern Olympic Games, the Wenlock Olympian Games and for his promotion of physical education and personal betterment. Take a look below for 30 more fun and interesting facts about William Penny Brookes. 1. Brookes was born in Much Wenlock,…

27 Strange And Interesting Facts About William Quantrill

William Clarke Quantrill was a Confederate guerrilla leader during the American Civil War. Having endured a tempestuous childhood before later becoming a schoolteacher, Quantrill joined a group of bandits who roamed the Missouri and Kansas countryside apprehending escaped slaves. Later on, this group joined the Confederate Army and were referred to as the “Quantrill’s Raiders.”…

25 Interesting And Strange Facts About Thomas Mooney

Thomas Joseph “Tom” Mooney was an American political activist and labor leader, who was convicted with Warren K. Billings of the San Francisco Preparedness Day Bombing of 1916. Believed by many to have been wrongly convicted of a crime he didn’t commit, Mooney served 22 years in prison before finally being pardoned in 1939. Take…

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