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Henri Sauval (1623 - 21 March 1676) was a French historian. Events August 6 - Pope Urban VIII is elected to the Papacy. ... March 21 is the 80th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (81st in leap years). ... // Events January 29 - Feodor III becomes Tsar of Russia First measurement of the speed of light, by Ole Rømer Bacons Rebellion Russo-Turkish Wars commence. ... A historian is a person who studies history. ...


Son of an advocate in the Parlement, he was born in Paris, and baptized on the 5th of March 1623. He devoted most of his life to researches among the archives of his native city, and in 1656 even obtained a licence to print his Paris ancien et moderne; but on his death (21st March 1676) the whole work was still in manusript. A long time afterwards it appeared, thanks to his collaborator, Claude Bernard Rousseau, under the title of Histoire et recherches des anhiquites de la yule de Paris (1724), but remodelled, with the addition of long and dull dissertations which were not by Sauva1. Parlements (pronounced in French) in ancien régime France — contrary to what their name would suggest to the modern reader — were not democratic or political institutions, but law courts . ... The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... Events Mehmed Köprülü becomes Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire. ...


The work was not without merits, and it was re-issued in 1733 and 1750. The original manuscript first belonged to Montmerqu, and then passed into the possession of Le Roux de Lincy, who prepared an annotated edition; unfortunately this material, together with the original MS., was lost in the incendiary fires which took place under the Paris Commune (1871). There remain, however, Le Roux de Lincy's researches, a series of articles on Sauval which appeared in the Bulletin du bibliophile et du bibliothcaire in 1862, 1866 and 1868. See also the Bibliographie de Paris avant 1789, by the Abbe Valentin Dufour (1882). The term Paris Commune originally referred to the government of Paris during the French Revolution. ...


This article incorporates text from the public domain 1911 Encyclop√¶dia Britannica. The public domain comprises the body of all creative works and other knowledge—writing, artwork, music, science, inventions, and others—in which no person or organization has any proprietary interest. ... The Eleventh Edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica (1911) in many ways represents the sum of knowledge at the beginning of the 20th century. ...


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Henri Sauval - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (268 words)
Henri Sauval (1623 - 21 March 1676) was a French historian.
Son of an advocate in the Parlement, he was born in Paris, and baptized on the 5th of March 1623.
The original manuscript first belonged to Montmerqu, and then passed into the possession of Le Roux de Lincy, who prepared an annotated edition; unfortunately this material, together with the original MS., was lost in the incendiary fires which took place under the Paris Commune (1871).
Paris - The Luxembourg (3757 words)
Sauval described the parterre as the largest and most magnificent of Europe, and John Evelyn, writing in 1644, says: " The parterre is indeed of box, but so rarely design'd and accurately kept cut, that the embroidery makes a wonderful effect to the lodgings which front it.
The Marriage of Henri IV and Marie de Medicis at Lyon, is one of the most striking of the collection and the head of Henri IV is perhaps the most perfect existing portrait of the king.
Rubens hands it to her strong, as the phrase is, in such a picture as that which depicts Henri IV receiving her portrait with an imbecile smile of rapture-" Quelle femme!" he seems to be saying to himself of this smug, self-satisfied face.
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