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Luxembourg Palace

The Luxembourg Palace in the VIe arrondissement of Paris, north of the Luxembourg Garden, is where the French Senate meets. Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 578 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 578 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The 6e arrondissement is one of the central arrondissements of Paris, France. ... The Eiffel Tower has become the symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... The Luxembourg Garden (Jardin du Luxembourg, familiar nickname Luco) is a 224,500 m2 public park in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, France. ... The Senate (in French : le Sénat) is the upper house of the Parliament of France. ...

The palace was originally built for Marie de' Medici, mother of king Louis XIII of France on the site of an old townhouse owned by the Duc de Piney-Luxembourg by Salomon de Brosse. Louis commissioned the artists Nicolas Poussin and Philippe de Champaigne to decorate the Palace. Marie de Medici ( April 26, 1573 - July 3, 1642), born in Italy as Maria de Medici, was queen consort of France under the French name Marie de Médicis. ... Louis XIII (September 27, 1601 - May 14, 1643), called the Just (French: le Juste), was King of France from 1610 to 1643. ... Et in Arcadia ego by Nicolas Poussin. ... Philippe de Champaigne (May 26, 1602- August 12, 1674), Baroque era painter of the French school, was born at Brussels of a poor family. ...

It was then owned by Marie's granddaughter, Anne, Duchess of Montpensier. The palace was not used until it was owned by Louis XVI's brother, the Comte de Provence. During the French Revolution, it was the center of the French Directory and later the first residence of Napoleon Bonaparte when he was First Consul of France. Anne Marie Louise dOrleans, duchesse de Montpensier (May 29, 1627 - April 5, French memoir-writer, was born at the Louvre. ... Louis XVI Louis XVI (August 23, 1754 - January 21, 1793), was King of France and Navarre from 1774 until 1791, and then King of the French in 1791-1792. ... Louis XVIII (November 17, 1755 - September 16, 1824) was King of France from 1814 (although he declared that he considered his reign to have begun in 1795) until his death in 1824. ... The period of the French Revolution in the history of France covers the years between 1789 and 1799, in which democrats and republicans overthrew the absolute monarchy and the Roman Catholic Church was forced to undergo radical restructuring. ... The Directory (in French Directoire) held executive power in France from October 1795 until November 1799 - from the end of the Convention to the beginning of the Consulate. ... Bonaparte as general Napoleon Bonaparte ( 15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a general of the French Revolution and was the ruler of France as First Consul (Premier Consul) of the French Republic from November 11, 1799 to May 18, 1804, then as Emperor of the French (Empereur des Français... Originally, three equal Consuls made up the government established by Napoleon Bonaparte after the coup of 18 Brumaire (November 9, 1799), which established the Consulate in France (1799-1804). ...

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