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Académie

Académie  

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Is a word with several different meanings in French cultural history. In the world of education it has designated since the time of Napoleon the 16 regional divisions (each with ...
Blaise de Vigénère

Blaise de Vigénère  

(1523–96),French diplomat and cryptographer, born in Saint-Pourçain. After a brief period in the secretariat of Francis I in 1540, Vigenère entered the service of the duke of Nevers, for ...
Dancing Master

Dancing Master  

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(Fr., maître à danser; It., maestro da ballo or di danza; Sp., maestro del dançar; Ger., Tanzmeister). Charles Compan's Dictionnaire de danse (1787), although it comes late in the history ...
Dumoulin Brothers

Dumoulin Brothers  

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(also spelled DuMoulin, Desmoulin), French dancers at the Académie Royale de Musique during the first half of the eighteenth century. The careers of the four Dumoulin brothers—Henri, François, ...
Henri III

Henri III  

(1551–89),King of France and Poland, was born at Fontainebleau, the third son of King Henri II and Catherine de Médicis, the younger brother of François (later Francis II) and ...
Words and Music

Words and Music  

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1 [see also Popular Song]1. MedievalUntil the late 14th c. the performance of much medieval poetry (including narrative poetry) involved music. The exact proportion is difficult to gauge ...

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