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Emmanuel Macron pays tribute to Hélène Carrère d'Encausse this Tuesday at the Invalides


Highlights: Hélène Carrère died in August at the age of 94. She was the first woman at the head of the French Academy of Sciences. The ceremony will take place on October 3 at 17:30 at the Hôtel National des Invalides in Paris. For more information, go to: Hélyne-Carrère.html#storylink=cpy. For confidential support call the Samaritans in the UK on 08457 90 90 90, visit a local Samaritans branch or click here.

The President of the Republic will preside at 17:30 pm a tribute ceremony in memory of the academician, the first woman at the head of the institution.

Emmanuel Macron will preside this Tuesday, October 3, a national tribute to the historian Hélène Carrère d'Encausse, who died in early August at the age of 94. Announced Friday by the Elysee, this tribute is scheduled for 17:30 pm in the courtyard of the Hôtel National des Invalides.

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The ceremony "comes to salute the journey of a woman who had risen to the top of French letters thanks to the scope of her work" according to the Elysee.

Hélène Carrère d'Encausse was the first woman to head the Académie française, of which she was a member from 1990 before becoming perpetual secretary of the institution from 1999. A great specialist on Russia, she has written several biographies including those of Lenin, Stalin and Catherine II. She has also had a political career and was notably elected to the European Parliament in June 1994.

Source: lefigaro

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