Antoine Lorgnier - Photographs

Institut de France, where French is made

Created by the law of 3 brumaire year IV (October 25, 1795), the Institut de France brings together five academies: the French Academy (founded in 1635); the Academy of Inscriptions and Letters (founded in 1663); the Academy of Sciences (founded in 1666); the Academy of Fine Arts (established in 1816) and the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences (founded in 1795).

The purpose of the Institute is to perfect the sciences and the arts, to follow scientific and literary works whose general purpose is. Its best known work is updating the french language and dictionary.

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