Jules Michelet
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"Jules Michelet" was a France/French historian. He was born in Paris to a family with Huguenot traditions.

In his 1855 work, Histoire de France (History of France), Jules Michelet was the first historian to use and define the word Renaissance ("Re-birth" in French), as a period in Europe's cultural history that represented a drastic break from the Middle Ages (which he loathed), creating a modern understanding of humanity and its place in the world. Historian Fran├žois Furet wrote that his History of the French Revolution remains "the cornerstone of all revolutionary historiography and is also a literary monument." His aphoristic style emphasized his Anti-clericalism/anti-clerical republicanism.

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