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Charlemange was King of the Franks from 768 and Emperor of the Romans until his death in 1814. During his… [More] reign, he conquered Italy and was crowned Imperator Augustus. His rule is also associated with the Carolingian Renaissance, a revival of art, religion, and culture through the medium of the Catholic Church. The lending of money for interest was prohibited and then strengthened in 814, when Charlemagne introduced the “Capitulary for the Jews,” a draconian prohibition on Jews engaging in money-lending. [Less]
1840: Emile Zola
Zola is a famed French writer. He was a major figure in the political liberalization of France and in the… [More] exoneration of the falsely accused and convicted army officer Alfred Dreyfus, which is encapsulated in the renowned newspaper headline “J’Accuse.” He was an important contributor to the development of theatrical naturalism. [Less]
1891: Max Ernst
Ernst was a German-born prolific artist. Ernst was one of the primary pioneers of the Dada movement and… [More] Surrealism. Ernst emigrated to America with the assistance of Peggy Guggenheim, and some accounts say he was Jewish. One of his marriages was to Dorothea Tanning. The couple first made their home in Sedona, Arizona. In 1948 Ernst wrote the treatise “Beyond Painting.” He is buried in the famed Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris. [Less]