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Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel (1883–1971) and the House of Chanel | Essay | The Metropolitan Museum of Art | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
Coco Chanel: 1883-1971; The French fashion designer Coco Chanel ruled over Parisian haute couture for almost six decades. Her elegantly casual designs inspired women of fashion to abandon the complicated, uncomfortable clothes - such as petticoats and corsets - that were prevalent in 19th century dress. Among her now-classic innovations were the Chanel suit, costume jewelry, and the little black dress.
Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known by his stage name Molière, was a French playwright and actor who is considered to be one of the greatest masters of comedy.bAmong Molière's best-known works are Le Misanthrope (The Misanthrope), L'École des femmes (The School for Wives), Tartuffe ou L'Imposteur, (Tartuffe or the Hypocrite), L'Avare (The Miser), Le Malade imaginaire (The Imaginary Invalid), and and Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme (The Bourgeois Gentleman).
Luc Besson is a French film director, writer, and producer. He is the creator of EuropaCorp film company and the studio "La cité du cinema" in Paris. He has been involved with more than 50 films (including Lucy, Taken, Leon, the fifth element,..) , spanning 26 years, as writer, director, and/or producer.
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René Descartes (31 March 1596 – 11 February 1650) was a French philosopher, mathematician, and writer who spent most of his adult life in the Dutch Republic. He has been dubbed the 'Father of Modern Philosophy', and much subsequent Western philosophy is a response to his writings, which are studied closely to this day. In particular, his Meditations on First Philosophy continues to be a standard text at most university philosophy departments.
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Gustave Eiffel was one of greatest engineer of his time. In 1883 the government decided to celebrate the centenary of the French Revolution, to organize a World Exhibition in Paris in 1889. The France must present the image of a strong nation and projects multiplied to represent the force. Gustave Eiffel, introduced the draft tower. Initially, the idea does not appeal, but In 1887, construction of the Tour starts. It was completed March 31, 1889. It is the triumph of Gustave Eiffel.
Simone Veil (auteur de Une vie) - Babelio
Simone Veil, femme politique française. En 1975, ministre de la santé, elle fait adopter par le parlement français la loi Veil légalisant l'avortement en France. Elle est la première femme à présider le Parlement européen de 1979 à 1982. Membre de l'Académie française depuis octobre 2008.
Marie Curie ~ "Marie Skłodowska-Curie (7 November 1867 – 4 July 1934) was a French-Polish physicist and chemist famous for her pioneering research on radioactivity. She was the first person honored with two Nobel Prizes – in physics and chemistry. She was the first female professor at the University of Paris, and in 1995 became the first woman to be entombed on her own merits in the Panthéon in Paris."