Académie française facts for kids
the Académie française in Paris
L'Académie française (English: The French Academy) is France's main authority on the French language. It was created in Paris on 22 February 1635. Like the French Academy of Sciences, it is one of five academies in the Institut de France.
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Title page of the 6th edition of the Académie's dictionary (1835)
Cardinal Richelieu, responsible for the establishment of the Académie
Raymond Poincaré was one of the five French heads of state who became members of the Académie Française. He is depicted wearing the habit vert, or green habit, of the Académie.
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