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Notes on France and the French

Posted September 23rd, 2016 at 05:58 PM by Piccolo
Updated October 9th, 2016 at 09:56 AM by Piccolo

The Valois Dynasty reigned France from 1328-1589

From 1573-1575, Henry 3rd was elected King of Poland. After that, he became King of France.

Of course, there is the Marquise de Lafayette who helped in the American revoluion.

When the French colonized Vietnam, a French adventurer by the name of
Marie-Charles David de Mayréna, set up a temporary kingdom known as the the kingdom of Sedang in what is modern day Vietnam

Special Operations Executive was a British organization; there to aid resistance movements such as that of the French. There were thus French SOE agents such as Lilian Rolfe, who was deteceted and executed by the Nazis.

Vatel was a 17th century French chef.

Charles Gravier, comte de Vergennes- French diplomat, statesman, and foreign minister during the American Revolution.
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    Vatel was an interesting fellow. His death is awful. I don't think I would kill myself if Louis XIV didn't get enough plates of fish!
    Posted September 25th, 2016 at 09:19 AM by gladiatrice gladiatrice is offline

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