Monthly Archives: October 2017
Monaco in the late XVIII – early XIX centuries
During the period of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars. All possessions of the Monaco prince in France were lost after the French Constituent Assembly abolished feudal rights on the night of August 4, 1789. Initially, the meeting upheld the Peronn Treaty and even intended to compensate the prince for the loss of his property, valued at 273,786 francs. However, after the overthrow of the French king in 1792, this project was abandoned. Honore III’s references to the Treaty of Perno were unsuccessful, and by the time the prince died in 1795, the financial well-being of the dynasty was already undermined.
Napoleon Bonaparte In Monaco itself, a struggle broke out between the two parties. One of them advocated maintaining the sovereignty of the principality. Continue reading
Roses in memory of a beloved
On January 27, 304, a ship was thrown onto a rocky seashore, on it was the body of the young Christian martyr Devot – as the legend says. A white dove led the ship to the shores of Monaco; it was found by local fishermen. A chapel was built on this place, so Holy Devot became the patroness of Monaco. A solemn ceremony is held every year in January: representatives of the princely family burn a fishing vessel and release a white dove in memory of the patron saint.
One of the brightest pages in the history of the principality is a beautiful love story. In 1956, Hollywood actress Grace Kelly married the representative of the ancient princely family of Grimaldi, Prince of Monaco Rainier III. Continue reading