What fashion in French architecture had much to do with the regency of Marie de' Medici? (The greatest architects of the style were Salomon de Brosse and Jacques Lemercier.)
Salomon de Brosse designed the Palais du Luxembourg for Marie de' Medici and Jacques Lemercier's most famous work of the period is the chapel of the Sorbonne, 1635.
19th century French engineer Ferdinand de Lesseps, having supervised the construction of the Suez canal, was later famously tried and convicted for what?
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?
What style of architecture is distinguished by extravagant ornamentation, and applies particularly to the decadent style that flourished in Italy in the 16th to 18th centuries?