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Encyclopedia > Paris Exhibition of 1889

The Exposition Universelle of 1889 was a World's Fair held in Paris, France from May 6, to October 31, 1889. Worlds Fair is any of various large expositions held since the mid-19th century. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Paris Eiffel tower as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ... May 6 is the 126th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (127th in leap years). ... October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 61 days remaining. ... 1889 (MDCCCLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...

It was held during the year of the 100th anniversary of the storming of the Bastille, an event traditionally considered as the symbol for the beginning of the French Revolution. Combatants French government Parisian militia (predecessor of Frances National Guard) Commanders Bernard-René de Launay† Prince de Lambesc Camille Desmoulins Strength 114 soldiers, 30 artillery pieces 600 - 1,000 insurgents Casualties 1 (6 or possibly 8 killed after surrender) 98 The Storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789... i heart kate young The French Revolution was a period of major political and social change in the political history of France and Europe as a whole, during which the French governmental structure, previously an absolute monarchy with feudal privileges for the aristocracy and Catholic clergy, underwent radical change to...

Exposition Universelle view
Exposition Universelle view

The main symbol of the Fair was the Eiffel Tower, which was completed in 1889, and served as the entrance arch to the Fair. A "Negro village" (village nègre) where 400 indigenous people were displayed constituted the major attraction. Eiffel tower on Bastille Day The Eiffel Tower (French: , ) is an iron tower built on the Champ de Mars beside the River Seine in Paris, France. ... Human Zoo (Völkerschau) in Stuttgart (Germany) in 1928 A Human zoo (also called ethnological expositions or Negro Villages) was a 19th and 20th century public exhibit of human beings usually in their natural or primitive state. ... Indigenous peoples are: Peoples living in an area prior to colonization by a state Peoples living in an area within a nation-state, prior to the formation of a nation-state, but who do not identify with the dominant nation. ...

The Exposition covered a total area of 0.96 km², including the Champs de Mars, the Trocadéro, the quai d'Orsay, a part of the Seine and the Invalides esplanade. View of Champ de Mars from the top of the Eiffel Tower The Champ_de_Mars is a vast public area in Paris, France, located in the 7th arrondissement, between the Eiffel Tower to the northwest and the École Militaire to the southeast. ... The Trocadéro is an area of Paris, in the 16th arrondissement, across the Seine from the Eiffel Tower. ... Quai dOrsay is a Parisian quay situated on the Ile de la Cité. Its name is commonly associated with the French Ministry of External Affairs, whose building is situated on the quay. ... The Seine (pronounced in French) is a major river of north-western France, and one of its commercial waterways. ... The church at the Invalides Court of the museum of the Army Les Invalides in Paris, France consists of a complex of buildings in the 7th arrondissement containing museums and monuments, all relating to Frances military history, as well as a hospital and a retirement home for war veterans...

At the Exposition, the French composer Claude Debussy first heard Javanese gamelan music, performed by an ensemble from Java. Achille-Claude Debussy (IPA ) (August 22, 1862 – March 25, 1918) was a French composer. ... Java (Indonesian, Javanese, and Sundanese: Jawa) is an island of Indonesia, and the site of its capital city, Jakarta. ... Gamelan - Indonesian Embassy in Canberra A gamelan is a kind of musical ensemble of Indonesian origin typically featuring a variety of instruments such as metallophones, xylophones, drums, and gongs; bamboo flutes, bowed and plucked strings, and vocalists may also be included. ...


  • Expenses: 41,500,000 Francs
  • Receipts: 49,500,000 Francs
  • Visitors: 28,000,000
  • Exhibitors: over 61,722, of which 55% were French

Buffalo Bill recruited American sharpshooter Annie Oakley to rejoin his 'Wild West Show', which performed for packed audiences throughout the Exposition. Buffalo Bill Cody William Frederick Buffalo Bill Cody (February 26, 1994 – January 10, 1917) was an American soldier, buffalo hunter and showman. ... Annie Oakley (August 13, 1860-November 3, 1926) b. ...

See also

Preceded by
Barcelona International
World Expositions
Succeeded by
World's Columbian Exposition

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EXHIBITION - Online Information article about EXHIBITION (5038 words)
Exhibitions on a scale of considerable magnitude were held at Sydney and Melbourne in 1879 and 188o, and many continental and American manufacturers took advantage of them in order to bring the products of their industry directly under the notice of Australian consumers, who had previously purchased their supplies through the instrumentality of British merchants.
Exhibitions on somewhat similar lines were held at Nice and Calcutta in the winter of 1883 and 1884, and at Antwerp in 1895.
Exhibitions were held at Antwerp, Madrid and Bucharest in 1894; Hobart in 18941895; Bordeaux, 1895; Nizhni Novgorod, Berlin and Buda-Pest in 1896; Brussels and Brisbane in 1897.
Great Exhibitions (France) (606 words)
Paris had staged the first exhibition of new technology in 1798, on the Champ de Mars.
The summit of exhibition pride was reached in 1900, when the exhibition spread along both sides of the river, linked by the magnificent Pont Alexandre III, named for the Tsar who had concluded the Franco-Russian treaty.
The exhibition halls known as the Grand Palais and the Petit Palais were built for this exhibition and still remain.
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