François GUIZOT

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French Minister and Secretary of state (before French Fifth Republic)

FrenchBorn François Pierre Guillaume GUIZOT

French historian, orator, and statesman

Born on October 04, 1787 in Nimes , France

Died on September 12, 1874 in Saint-Ouen-le-Pin , France

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Guizot was born at Nîmes to a bourgeois Protestant family. On 8 April 1794, when François Guizot was 7, his father was executed on the scaffold at Nîmes during the Reign of Terror. From then on, the boy's mother was completely responsible for his upbringing.



Madame Guizot had great influence over Francois Guizot and was part of his circle of friends. In the days of his exile in 1848 she followed him to London, and there at a very advanced age died and was buried at Kensal Green.

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