Fevin, Antoine de b. 1473 d. 1512 Composer. He was the first noteworthy follower of Josquin Des Prez, whose musical innovations he embraced with his own airy, attractive style. About 40 of his works survive, including a Requiem (c. 1506), the "Sancta Trinitas", 18 motets, and nine Masses, some of which make use of themes by Josquin. Facts of Fevin's life are sketchy. He was born in Arras, France, the son of an alderman, and probably entered the priesthood in the mid-1490s. His compositions show knowledge of the latest...[Read More] (Bio by: Bobb Edwards) Church of Saint Nicholas, Blois, Blois, Departement du Loir-et-Cher, Centre, France
Robert-Houdin, Jean Eugène b. December 6, 1805 d. June 13, 1871 Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin was a renowned French magician considered to be the "father of modern magic."
Robert-Houdin was born Jean Eugène Robert in Blois, France, on Dec. 6, 1805, to Prosper Robert and Marie-Catherine Guillon. At the age of 11, he enrolled in the University of Orléans, graduating and returning to Blois at 18.