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1850: ‘La Roumanie’

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After the defeat of the revolutions of 1848 in Central and East Europe, Paris became the adoptive city as well as a transit and meeting point for many of the exiled revolutionaries. On 12 March 1849, the widowed Michelet had married the much younger Athénaïs Mialaret, a former governess in the household of the Princess Alexandrina Cantacuzino in Vienna, a connection which brought him closer to the Romanian cause and its main expatriate champions in Paris. On 18 January 1850, responding to a congratulatory letter from Marie Rosetti, who had been attending his lectures at the Collège, Jules Michelet set the tone for the.

Keywords: Alexandrina Cantacuzino; Marie Rosetti; Romanian



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