Articles for tag: Gutenberg, Rhine River, Strasbourg

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The Life and Times of Johann Gutenberg

Johann Gutenberg, which was short for Johannes Gensfleisch zur Laden zum Gutenberg, was born in Mainz, Germany, in about 1398. The true year of his birth is unknown. Johanne’s father was a merchant. His father’s name was Friele Gensfleisch zur Laden, and he married Else Wirich, who was the daughter of a local shopkeeper. At ...

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Historic Places in France

France is a magnificent country with beautiful landscapes and historic cities, building and monuments. There is so much history in France that it is difficult to describe in a brief article. Paris, in particular, is a favorite tourist destination, with beauty around every corner. The River Seine offers a view of several magnificent sights. A ...

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Biography of Napoleon Bonaparte III

Third son of Louis Bonaparte and Hortense de Beauharnais, the future emperor was born in Paris on Wednesday 20 April 1808 at one o’clock in the morning, eleven months after the death of his elder brother Charles Louis Napoleon Bonaparte. They are, with the king of Rome, the only princes of the family who were ...

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Fly from Paris to Germany Without Ever Leaving the Ground

The French national rail company Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français, or SNCF, should really stand for Super Nutty Crazy Fast. Or at least that’s what one could feel like calling it when referring to the brand new high-speed train connection which just went into operation between Paris and Strasbourg, directly on the German ...