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1804, Sep 81882, May 4
a French author and historian, born in Vienna (Austria). He was the thirteenth member elected to occupy seat 4 of the Académie française in 1869. He was a historian and publicist, the Journal collaborator of Two Worlds, founder and editor of the Contemporary Review, it was several times candidate to the Academy, supported by Guizot and Dupanloup; elected April 29, 1869 to replace Pierre-Antoine Berryer, he was not, although royalist and clerical candidates clearly hostile to the emperor, two brothers being official members, his election was the subject of bargaining between the political party of Guizot and imperialists, who turned to the confusion of the latter; he was received March 10, 1870 by Sylvestre de Sacy, and received Emile Littré.
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