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French coins

Louis Philippe I – 1835

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Berlioz composed his Le Cinq Mai cantata in 1835, setting to music a poem by Béranger on Napoleon’s death; it was performed twice in that year.

 

Liberté Egalité Fraternité – 1848

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Berlioz began the writing of his Memoirs during the stay in London in 1848, the year revolutions swept over Europe. 
His father, Dr Berlioz, died in that year.

Napoléon III – 1868

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Berlioz was on his second and last visit to Russia in the early months of 1868.

Napoléon III – 1869

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Berlioz died on 8 March 1869 at his Paris home, No. 4 rue de Calais. The funeral service was held at the Église de la Trinité three days later.

50-cent euro coin – 2002

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One euro coin – 2003

Berlioz bicentenary commemorative coin

This coin in laiton was issued by La Côte Saint André traders and merchants on 18 July 2003. The engraving on the face of coin represents the Halle Market in the town.

British coins

Victoria dei Gratia
1869

Gold commemorative coin

One Penny
1869

 

 

 

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