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?
She was guillotined
Her crime was "conspiring against the Republic".
Which 19th century French physicist erected a pendulum 200 feet high in the Pantheon in Paris to demonstrate the earth's rotation?
What name was given to members of the Protestant Reformed Church of France from the 16th to the 18th centuries, many of whom emigrated in the late 17th century, who were inspired by the writings of John Calvin in the 1530s?
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.)