Victor Jacquemont Papers, 1822-1833 1822-1833
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The Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834) was a French patriot who enlisted in the Continental Army with the rank of Major-General. He was second-in-command to General Washington. He also participated in the French Revolution until 1790 when he was forced out of the country under the rule of the Jacobin party. He returned to France in 1800 and was active in French and European politics until he died in 1834. From the description of Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert Du Motier Lafayette ...
Born in Paris on August 8, 1801, the youngest of four sons of Venceslas and Rose Laisné Jacquemont, Victor Jacquemont became one of the rising stars of French natural history and an archetype for the scientist in the Romantic era. Combining youth, genius, and a rhapsodic love of nature with a life filled with masculine affection, star-crossed romance, and exotic climes, Jacquemont epitomized the romantic intellectual right up to the time of his untimely death in the Himalayas. In a ...
Stendhal (b. Marie-Henri Beyle, January 23, 1783, Grenoble, France–d. March 23, 1842, Paris, France) was a 19th-century French writer. Best known for the novels Le Rouge et le Noir (1830) and La Chartreuse de Parme (1839), he is highly regarded for the acute analysis of his characters' psychology and considered one of the earliest and foremost practitioners of realism....