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Georges-Eugène Haussmann assumes the post of Prefect of the Seine in Paris

George-Eugene, Baron Haussmann, detail
06/29/1853
At a ceremony held by French emperor Napoleon III, Georges-Eugène Haussmann assumes the post of Prefect of the Seine.  In the next decade, Haussmann will direct a massive campaign to renovate the central districts of Paris. (By Brian Bockelman)
Source Citation: 
Michel Carmona, Haussmann:  His Life and Times, and the Making of Modern Paris (Chicago:  Ivan R. Dee, 2002), 189.

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