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de Tallyrand-Perigord, Charles Maurice, Prince de Benevent, 1754-1838



  • Existence: 1754 - 1838

Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord (2 February 1754 – 17 May 1838), 1st Prince of Benevento, then Prince of Talleyrand, was a French clergyman and leading diplomat. After studying theology, he became Agent-General of the Clergy in 1780 and represented the Catholic Church to the French Crown. Just before the French Revolution, he became Bishop of Autun. He worked at the highest levels of successive French governments, most commonly as foreign minister or in some other diplomatic capacity. His career spanned the regimes of Louis XVI, the years of the French Revolution, Napoleon, Louis XVIII, and Louis-Philippe. T

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Marie Joseph Paul Roche Ives Gilbert de Motier, Marquis de Lafayette letter

Webster Mss 825940.1
Identifier: Mss 825940.1
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