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Oddity of the Week: The Comte de Saint Germain
The Comte de Saint Germain was a European courtier, with an interest in science and the arts. He achieved prominence in European high society of the mid-1700s. In order to deflect inquiries as to his origins, he would invent fantasies, such as that he was 500 years old, leading Voltaire to ironically dub him “The Wonderman”.
His birth and background are obscure, but towards the end of his life he claimed that he was a son of Prince Francis II Rákóczi of Transylvania. 
Myths, legends and speculations about St. Germain began to be widespread in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and continue today. They include beliefs that he is immortal, the Wandering Jew, an alchemist with the “Elixir of Life”, a Rosicrucian, and that he prophesied the French Revolution. 
The Wandering Jew is a figure from medieval Christian mythology whose legend began to spread in Europe in the 13th century. 
The original legend concerns a Jew who taunted Jesus on the way to the Crucifixion and was then cursed to walk the earth until the Second Coming. The exact nature of the wanderer’s indiscretion varies in different versions of the tale, as do aspects of his character; sometimes he is said to be a shoemaker or other tradesman, while sometimes he is the doorman at Pontius Pilate’s estate.
He is said to have met the forger Giuseppe Balsamo (alias Cagliostro) in London and the composer Rameau in Venice. Some groups honor Saint Germain as a supernatural being called an Ascended Master.
Madame Blavatsky and her pupil, Annie Besant, both claimed to have met the Count who was traveling under a different name.

antiquesandstrange:

Oddity of the Week: The Comte de Saint Germain

The Comte de Saint Germain was a European courtier, with an interest in science and the arts. He achieved prominence in European high society of the mid-1700s. In order to deflect inquiries as to his origins, he would invent fantasies, such as that he was 500 years old, leading Voltaire to ironically dub him “The Wonderman”.

His birth and background are obscure, but towards the end of his life he claimed that he was a son of Prince Francis II Rákóczi of Transylvania.

Myths, legends and speculations about St. Germain began to be widespread in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and continue today. They include beliefs that he is immortal, the Wandering Jew, an alchemist with the “Elixir of Life”, a Rosicrucian, and that he prophesied the French Revolution.

The Wandering Jew is a figure from medieval Christian mythology whose legend began to spread in Europe in the 13th century.

The original legend concerns a Jew who taunted Jesus on the way to the Crucifixion and was then cursed to walk the earth until the Second Coming. The exact nature of the wanderer’s indiscretion varies in different versions of the tale, as do aspects of his character; sometimes he is said to be a shoemaker or other tradesman, while sometimes he is the doorman at Pontius Pilate’s estate.

He is said to have met the forger Giuseppe Balsamo (alias Cagliostro) in London and the composer Rameau in Venice. Some groups honor Saint Germain as a supernatural being called an Ascended Master.

Madame Blavatsky and her pupil, Annie Besant, both claimed to have met the Count who was traveling under a different name.

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fyeah-history:

ON THIS DAY: 2000 - Air France Flight 4590, a Concorde supersonic passenger jet, F-BTSC, crashes just after takeoff from Paris killing all 109 aboard and 4 on the ground
Air France Flight 4590 was a Concorde flight operated by Air France which was scheduled to fly from Charles de Gaulle International Airport near Paris, to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City. On 25 July 2000, it crashed into a hotel in Gonesse, France. All one hundred passengers and nine crew members on board the flight died. On the ground, four people were killed and one seriously injured.

The flight was chartered by German company Peter Deilmann Cruises; the passengers were on their way to board the cruise ship MS Deutschland in New York City for a 16-day cruise to Manta, Ecuador. This was the only fatal Concorde accident during its 27-year operational history. It was the beginning of the end for Concorde as an airliner; the type was retired three years later.

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Trains, strikes and philosophy

Just a small mistake in the article: the strike is on since the 11th of June, not March.

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jeannepompadour:

Costume designs for the gentlemen of the court in the “Ballet des noces de Pelée et Téthis”, 1654

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centuriespast:

Codex Canadensis
Louis Nicolas
Illustrated early Canada and its native peoples/animals in French
1674 - 1680
Thomas Gilcrease Museum

centuriespast:

Codex Canadensis

Louis Nicolas

Illustrated early Canada and its native peoples/animals in French

1674 - 1680

Thomas Gilcrease Museum

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West Germany vs France was a FIFA World Cup semi-final match that took place in the Estadio Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán in Seville, Spain in 1982.

Following this dramatic encounter, the score was 3–3 (aet), with West Germany winning 5–4 on penalties and progressing to the 1982 FIFA World Cup Final against Italy.

Despite some fine goals – in particular from Trésor and Giresse of France, plus a spectacular trademark overhead shot from West Germany’s Fischer – this game is probably best recalled for a reckless challenge by German goalkeeper Schumacher on Battiston as he advanced on the German goal toward the end of normal time. Battiston, after impact, was knocked out cold and taken to hospital with broken teeth and a damaged vertebra. Surprisingly, Schumacher remained unpunished, staying in the match to save two penalties as West Germany triumphed in the shootout.

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Je préfère la minute de silence pour les profs qui vont corriger les copies sur un rythme stakhanoviste et s’entretuer aux commissions d’harmonisation.

Si vous êtes des adeptes des révisions de dernières minutes, trainez intelligent:

Je connais pas le programme de Term en HG donc je peux pas trop vous aider, juste éventuellement donner des conseils de méthode (dissert, commentaires).

Et si vous n’êtes pas des adeptes des révisions de dernières minutes, vous avez le droit de cliquer sur les liens et de trainer intelligent aussi.

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Lorraine vs Alsaceimage

Lorraine + Alsace vs France

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Bonus: Alsace + Lorraine vs Germany (just don’t mention ww2)

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Guys, we’re still holding grudges from the 16th century.

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todayinhistory:

May 27th 1564: Calvin dies

On this day in 1564, the French theologian John Calvin died in Geneva aged 54. Calvin, born in France in 1509, is best known for his formulation of the Protestant doctrine known as Calvinism. Calvinism advocates the view of predestination - that God chooses who will be saved and who will be damned even before their birth; there is thus nothing one can do in this life to alter their fate in the next. Whilst there is nothing one can do to alter their fate, Calvinists hold that those who live a godly life show evidence of being one of God’s elect, and so there is a point to living righteously. The elect had to prove their status by giving a narrative of their conversion before the church (which at this point meant the congregation of the elect). It was these views that provided the foundation of Puritan belief in Britain and colonial America. Calvin’s views made him a controversial figure in his lifetime, and he was an early supporter of Martin Luther’s Protestant Reformation. In the last years of his life, Calvin was the ruler of Geneva where he relentlessly promoted Protestantism, even resorting to executing and exiling religious dissenters.

"We call predestination God’s eternal decree, by which He determined what He willed to become of each man. For all are not created in equal condition; rather, eternal life is ordained for some, eternal damnation for others.”
- John Calvin

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