Hôtel du gouvernement. La minute Albert Ier
Vidéo "La minute Albert Ier" avec Michaël Bloche sur l'Hôtel de gouvernement
A polar regions. A location, a memory
Like many of his contemporaries, Prince Albert I felt a strong attraction to the polar regions, the last territories to be discovered, and so this was the fulfilment of a childhood dream.
Powerboat racing. Did you know?
Powerboat racing, a competitive sport involving boats equipped with motors, emerged in the late nineteenth century (in 1894, the first powerboat regatta was held in Nice, and in 1898, the first race was held at the Bassin d’Asnières-Courbevoie).
Fridtjof Nansen. A man, a Prince
Fridtjof Nansen (10 October 1861–13 May 1930) was a great Norwegian polar explorer and a national hero alongside Amundsen. He was an accomplished athlete, scientist, statesman and diplomat. He made the first crossing of the Greenland interior and undertook numerous expeditions to the North Pole from 1893 to 1898 on the “Fram” (a scientific vessel, whose name means “Forward” and for which the Fram Museum is named). After 1896, he turned his attention to studying oceanography. Towards the end of his life, he played a role of huge political significance to his country, devoting himself to the League of Nations as High Commissioner for Refugees. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1922 for his humanitarian efforts following the First World War. Nansen passed away on 13 May 1930. Given the importance of his work and the scale of his commitment, the country granted him a state funeral, held a few days later on 17 May.
Cathédrale de Monaco. La minute Albert Ier
Vidéo "La minute Albert Ier" avec Thomas Fouilleron au sujet de la Cathédrale de Monaco
Founding of the Institute of Human Palaeontology. A location, a memory
The Institute of Human Palaeontology is, together with the Institute of Oceanography, one of the two Paris foundations established by Prince Albert I, and the third oldest, after the Pasteur Institute and the Institute of Oceanography. It was founded due to both a desire to support scientific research and a wish to reach a wider public through educational work. The founding of the Institute of Human Palaeontology on 23 July 1910, and its subsequent recognition as a foundation of public interest on 15 December 1910 by decree of the President of the French Republic marked a new step: the Institute of Human Palaeontology would become the first research centre in the world to be entirely dedicated to the study of human fossils, taking both a naturalist and ethnographic perspective.
National Day, 19 November. Did you know?
The current National Day ceremony dates back to the reign of Prince Charles III, during the era when the Principality transformed into a modern and genuinely independent State.
Wilhelm II. A man, a Prince
Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albert of Hohenzollern, who was born on 27 January 1859 in Berlin and died on 4 June 1941 in Doorn, in the Netherlands, was, from 1888 until his abdication in 1918, the third and final German Emperor (Deutscher Kaiser) and the ninth and last King of Prussia.
11 November. Did you know ?
11 November, yesterday and today In France, 11 November is the day on which victory and peace are commemorated, and tribute paid to all of France’s fallen.
Norway. A location, a memory
Norway is an important memorial site for Prince Albert I. On 20 June 1910, an honorary prize was awarded to Prince Albert I at the Tourism, Sports and Recreation exhibition held from 1 June to 15 September 1910 in Bergen (Norway).