Academic Education: 1873–1879

  • Ferdinand Verhulst
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Abstract

In the fall of 1873, Henri, then 19 years old, travelled to Paris, accompanied by his mother and sister, to enroll in the École Polytechnique. While in Paris, Henri’s mother and Aline stayed with the Rinck family, old friends from Lorraine, whose son, Élie Rinck, was of the same age as Henri. They remained in Paris a week, during which time they visited Henri and saw him for the first time in uniform (see Figure 2.1); they found it very difficult to say goodbye. The feeling was mutual, attested by the fact that during his first two years in Paris, Henri wrote hundreds of letters home, more than two a week.

Keywords

Military Position Settling Dine Defend Verse 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ferdinand Verhulst
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  1. 1.Mathematisch InstituutUniversity of UtrechtUtrechtNetherlands

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