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Paul Gauguin
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Paul Gauguin

Eugène Henri Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) was a French neo-impressionist painter whose vivid paintings with their flat, bold colours and use of mystical and ambiguous symbols revolutionised art. Never quite gaining success in his own lifetime...
Vikings
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Vikings

The Vikings were originally diverse Scandinavian seafarers from Norway, Sweden, and Denmark (though other nationalities were later involved) whose raids and subsequent settlements significantly impacted the cultures of Europe and were felt...
Bjorn Ironside
Definitionby Emma Groeneveld

Bjorn Ironside

Bjorn Ironside (also spelt Björn Ironside; Old Norse Bjǫrn Járnsíða) is a legendary Viking who in the stories surrounding him raids alongside his brothers and his father, the Viking chieftain Ragnar Lothbrok. While the legends mentioning...
Charlemagne
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Charlemagne

Charlemagne (Charles the Great, also known as Charles I, l. 742-814) was King of the Franks (r. 768-814), King of the Franks and Lombards (r. 774-814), and Holy Roman Emperor (r. 800-814). He is among the best-known and most influential figures...
Paris Parlement Session in 1787
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Paris Parlement Session in 1787

The extraordinary session of the Parlement of Paris on 19 November 1787 at the Palais de Justice. Museum of the French Revolution, Vizille.
Paris Street, A Rainy Day by Caillebotte
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Paris Street, A Rainy Day by Caillebotte

An 1877 oil on canvas, Paris Street, A Rainy Day, by Gustave Caillebotte (1848-96) the French impressionist painter. Strict geometry is a feature of the artist's work and can be seen here in the strong horizontal and vertical lines, notably...
Paris & Oenone
Imageby Andre

Paris & Oenone

Mantlepiece with relief of Paris and Oenone, 1738 CE, made by Jean Baptiste Xavery for the principal room of the house at 48 Rapenburg in Leiden, where Diederick, Baron van Leyden, livedRijkmuseum, Amsterdam.
Paris National Guard Goes to War, September 1792
Imageby Léon Cogniet

Paris National Guard Goes to War, September 1792

Depiction of the Paris National Guard on its way to join the army, September 1792, oil on canvas by Léon Cogniet, 1836. Palace of Versailles.
Viking Warfare
Definitionby Emma Groeneveld

Viking Warfare

Viking warfare, along with its key component of raiding, is inextricably connected with the expansion of Scandinavian influence along the North Atlantic and into the Mediterranean in the Viking Age (c. 790-1100 CE), where the Vikings' heavy...
Menelaus
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Menelaus

Menelaus (also Menelaos) is a figure from ancient Greek mythology and literature who was the king of Sparta and the husband of beautiful Helen, whose abduction by the Trojan prince Paris sparked off the legendary Trojan War. The story is...
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