The 1830 Revolution ushered in the “July Monarchy” of Bourbon King Louis-Philippe, who reigned until he fled for exile in London in the Revolution of February 1848.
France never fully recovered from the French Revolution, especially from its madness and bloodlust.
In the seventh century, Samuel Hosannam had his Jewish family baptized into the Catholic Church by the local bishop, whom they sheltered from hostile royalty; the family name remained Hosannam until Frederic’s grandfather began using the Ozanam form. After prospering in the silk business in Lyon, he went bankrupt and moved to Milan, Italy.
Walking nineteen miles every day to medical school in Pavia from Milan, he completed his medical training in two years and became a doctor at the age of thirty-eight.
Shall we remain inactive in the midst of a world which suffers so grievously? Christian charity was thus very different from philanthropy for Ozanam.
He wrote, [Philanthropy is a pride for which good actions are a kind of finery and which loves to look at itself in the mirror.
The revolutionaries almost literally ate their young; they sent one another to the guillotine (including Robespierre and St.
Just) and installed a prostitute on the altar of the Cathedral of Notre Dame in pagan repudiation of the Catholic Church.
even as a student, he had written to his mother, [I]f some recreation is to be allowed me, let me work in literary matters, which will adorn dry jurisprudence. His greatest academic love was for history and literature, not law, and he gained a position as a lecturer teaching those subjects at the University of Paris in 1840.
In 1844, he was appointed the chaired professor of foreign literature at the University of Paris.