As Charles de Gaulle, Winston Churchill or Christopher Columbus, it is the turn of Jacques Coeur (about 1400 -1456) to be the victim of réécrivains of the story. Several elected officials have denounced Sunday the vandalism that has been the subject of the statue in Bourges of the merchant and banker to Charles VII, called the king of Bourges, a historical figure in French of the Fifteenth century, with the inscription "colonialism?".read also : The disappearance of a photo of Churchill and sow the disorder in the United UniÀ read also : A bust of general de Gaulle vandalized, painted in yellow and tagged with the word "slave"
the deputy of The Dear François Cormier-Bouligeon (LREM) has also expressed his outrage. "Beyond the ignorance grime, I see the spread, right down to the Berry, the heart of France, theses ultra-nationalist, separatist. We fight in the name of a Republic, the French humanist and universalist", he wrote on Twitter.The grand treasurer of the king of Bourges
Jacques Coeur (around 1400 - 1456), born in Bourges and died in Chios (Greece), became in a few decades, the richest man in the kingdom of France and one of the most influential advisors of the king of France, Charles VII, becoming its greatest treasurer, before falling in disgrace.
It was one of the first merchants to engage in commercial relationships, followed with the countries of the Levant. Recently, the life of Jacques Coeur has been popularized by the writer Jean-Christophe Rufin, who has devoted a novel, The Great heart, released in 2012 (Gallimard).
Finally, a few hundred kilometres in the north of France, in Lille, the pedestal of another figure in the history of France, the statue of general Faidherbe, has been tagged Sunday, of the words "colon" and "assassin" appear in red, following a demonstration to demand his withdrawal from the public space.
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