Persigny, Jean-Gilbert-Victor Fialin, duke de

   political figure
   Born in Saint-Germain-l'Espinasse, Jean-Gilbert-victor Fialin, duke de Persigny was dismissed from the military because of his republican views and, shortly after, became a Bonapartist, befriending Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte (1834), whom he helped during the failed attempts at Strasbourg (1836) and Boulogne (1840) to seize political control. Imprisoned some time later, then released, he supported Napoléon's candidacy for the presidency (December 1848), was elected to the Legislative Assembly (May 1849), and took part in the coup d'état of December 2, 1851. napoléon III, as emperor, named Persigny minister of the interior (1852-54, 1860-63) and ambassador to Great Britain (1855-58, 1859-60). The relative liberalization of the regime, however, forced Persigny to leave politics. He left his Mémoires (published 1896).

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

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  • Persigny, Jean-Gilbert-Victor Fialin, Duke (duc) de — ▪ French statesman born Jan. 11, 1808, Saint Germain Lespinasse, France died Jan. 12, 1872, Nice       French statesman who helped pave the way for Louis Napoléon s rise to power as the emperor Napoleon III.       Born of a petty noble family, he …   Universalium

  • Jean Gilbert Victor Fialin, duc de Persigny — (February 11, 1808 January 11, 1872) was a French statesman of the Second French Empire.Fialin was born at Saint Germain Lespinasse (Loire), the son of a receiver of taxes, and was educated at Limoges. He entered the cavalry school at Saumur in… …   Wikipedia

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