Paoli, Pasquale

(1725-1807)
   patriot, political figure
   Born in Morosaglia, Corsica, Pasquale Paoli was, with his father, exiled to italy, where he served in the Neapolitan army. Upon his return to his native country in 1755, he was named general-in-chief of the Corsican army and, defeating the Genoese, to whom he left only the littoral coast of the island, tried to organize a democratic government. Paoli helped in the development of Corsican agriculture and trade and founded a university at Corte. When Genoa sold its claims in Corsica to France (1768), Paoli took up arms against the French. carlo-maria bonaparte fought at his side, then abandoned the cause and went over to the royal government. Defeated at Ponto-Nuovo (May 8, 1790), Paoli emigrated to England. Recalled by the French National Constituent Assembly (1790) during the revolution of 1789, he was named commander of the National Guard and president of the departmental directorate of Corsica. But in 1793, he took a stand against the Convention and appealed to the British for help. Counter to his expectations, the British, once they had taken the island, named an Englishman as viceroy instead of him. Paoli died in exile in London.

France. A reference guide from Renaissance to the Present . 1884.

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