The article says the Académie française was created in 1625, but that's not what I found on the internet, specifically this article by Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acad%C3%A9mie_Fran%C3%A7aise .
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Note: Some of the tenses in this French article and its English translation don't match! In French, we use the present tense to describe historical events like this to evoke a sense of immediacy, whereas in English, we commonly use the past tense - learn more about historical French tenses.