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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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The Basques (Template:Lang-eu, Template:Lang-es, Template:Lang-fr) as an ethnic group, primarily inhabit an area traditionally known as the Basque Country (Template:Lang-eu), a region that is located around the western end of the Pyrenees on the coast of the Bay of Biscay and straddles parts of north-central Spain and south-western France.


Notables

Among the most notable Basque people are Juan Sebastián Elcano (led the first successful expedition to circumnavigate the globe after Ferdinand Magellan died mid-journey); Sancho III of Navarre; and Ignatius of Loyola and Francis Xavier, founders of the Society of Jesus. Don Diego de Gardoqui Arriquibar (1735-1798), who was the first Ambassador of Spain to the United States.

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