France is the birthplace and welcomed many classical composers. The work of many of them was lost through history, others became famous worldwide during their lifetime or posthumously. Here are the stories of two lesser-known composers.
The Fête de la Musique is a music celebration taking place every year on the 21st of June in many countries . June 21 is the summer solstice day, the longest day and shortest night of the year, marking the beginning of a new summer season.
The First World War mobilized millions of men and women across the world. Among them were famous people, famous from before, during or after the conflict.
The following list contains the name and short story of some of these men who served in the French army :
The Hundred Years War is among the most famous conflicts in history. Some battles that took place during this war helped to forge the identity of the belligerents. The names of astonishing battles are well known today, however, many armed engagements are no longer famous despite having dramatic consequences which altered the the war.
The movie history and industry has been linked to France since its beginnings in the late XIXth Century. A Frenchman, Louis Aimé Auguste le Prince, who mysteriously disappeared during a train journey from Dijon to Paris, is credited to have produced the oldest movie that has survived until today.