Can-Can Dance Performed in Paris

The first Can-Can dance was performed by dancer, Elise Sargent at the Jardin Mabille Continue reading

Origins of Polka Dance

The Polka folk dance originated in Bohemia, Czech Republic in 1830. Continue reading

First Automobile Club Founded

The Automobile Club de France was founded in Paris in 1895. Continue reading

Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal (/pæˈskæl, pɑːˈskɑːl/; French: [blɛz paskal]; 19 June 1623 – 19 August 1662) was a French mathematician, physicist, inventor, writer and Catholic theologian. Continue reading

Horse-Drawn Omnibus Service in France

Horse-drawn omnibus service was offered in Paris, France at the encouragement of Blaise Pascal in 1662. Continue reading

Abbot Suger

Suger's family origins are unknown. Several times in his writings he suggests that his was a humble background, though this may just be a topos or convention of autobiographical writing. Continue reading

Dentistry Discipline Recognized by the University of Paris

The University of Paris added dentistry instruction as a formal discipline in 1580. Continue reading

Stained Glass Used to Create Large Windows in Abbey St-Denis

Large scale stained glass were used to create large windows in the choir and ambulatory sections of the Abbey of St-Denis in Paris, France during the rebuilding from 1137 to 1144. Continue reading

Abbey of St-Denis Built in Gothic Style

Abbey of St-Denis in Paris, France was built in the Gothic style as founded by King Dagobert I in 7th Century and rebuilt by Abbot Suger in 1144. Continue reading

Maria Taglioni

Marie Taglioni, Comtesse Gilbert de Voisins (23 April 1804 – 22 April 1884) was a Swedish ballet dancer of the Romantic ballet era, a central figure in the history of European dance. Continue reading