The Supreme Council of Antiquities was founded in 1859 by the French scholar and archaeologist François Auguste Ferdinand Mariette (1821 – 1881), who specialised in what field?
What was the stage name of Jean François Gravelet, a French acrobat who crossed Niagara Falls in 1859 on a tightrope 160 feet above the water?
Which of these is a French company founded in 1948 by Émile Camuset that produces sports equipment such as shoes, shorts, and T-shirts?
18th century French adventuress Marie du Barry was mistress to Louis XV from 1769 until banished to the country in 1774. How did she die after she returned from a trip to England to sell her jewels in 1793?
Which 19th century French physicist erected a pendulum 200 feet high in the Pantheon in Paris to demonstrate the earth's rotation?