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Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord
  • Name: Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord
  • Born: 02/02/1754
  • Died: 05/17/1838 (84 years old)
  • Profession: Clergyman, diplomat

Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord (/ˌtælɪrænd ˈpɛrɪɡɔːr/, French:[ʃaʁl mɔʁis də tal(ɛ)ʁɑ̃ peʁiɡɔʁ, – moʁ-]; 2 February 1754 – 17 May 1838), 1st Prince of Benevento, then Prince of Talleyrand, was a French politician, clergyman and diplomat. After studying theology and being ordained, 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. Those Talleyrand served often distrusted him but, like Napoleon, found him extremely useful. The name “Talleyrand” has become a byword for crafty, cynical diplomacy.

School: University of Paris

Party: Independent (1789–1799), Bonapartist (1799–1813), Royalist (1814–1815), Doctrinaires (1815–1830)

Birth Place: Paris, Kingdom of France

Death Place: Paris, Kingdom of France

Source: Wikipedia

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