Charles Maurice De Talleyrand-Perigord

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Birthday
2, 1754
Birthplace
Paris, France
Death Date
May 17, 1838 (84)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
2, 1754
Birthplace
Paris, France
Death Date
May 17, 1838 (84)

About

An esteemed French diplomat known as Talleyrand. Despite being distrusted by many he was kept around through the regime of Louis XVI, several governments of the French Revolution and then through the regimes of Napoleon, Louis XVIII, Charles X, and Louis-Philippe, because they all saw him as indispensable.

Before Fame

His left leg was limp and thus stopped him from having the military career expected of him.

Trivia

He was infamous for denying the priesthood after previously claiming deep dedication to the Catholic Church.

Family Life

His uncle, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Reims, was Alexandre Angelique de Talleyrand-Perigord.

Associated With

He served productively under the rule of Louis XVI, French King and husband of Marie Antoinette.