Francois Guizot (Guizot Franois Pierre Guillaume)( Prime Minister of France.)
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Biography Francois Guizot (Guizot Franois Pierre Guillaume)
Born in Nö-mes, October 4, 1787. Parents welcomed the Protestant revolution in 1789, his father was executed during the terror. After six years in Geneva Gizo returned to Paris in 1805 and lived literary earnings, with the help of influential friends, was promoted to professor of the University of Paris (1812).
Guizot's political career began in 1814 with Restoration. By 1819 Guizot became one of the most active 'doctrinaires', ie. Constitutional-royalists, supporters of a limited monarchy. Removed ultraroyalistami in 1820, Guizot engaged in research. His political reputation was consolidated lectures at the Sorbonne (1828-1830), and the efforts of the liberals, he was elected to the Chamber of Deputies in 1830.
Guizot had come to terms with the revolution of 1830, and he moved to the conservative position. He was one of the initiators of the reforms that have been set on the English model, 'middle way' between anarchy and despotism. He was Minister of Internal Affairs, Education, Foreign Affairs, the last prime minister (since 1847). When the revolution of 1848, fled to London and once again took up historical studies. He returned to France in 1849, maintaining an extensive circle of friends and influence in the French Academy
. Among the major works of Guizot - History of the English revolution since the time of Charles I (Histoire de la rvolution d'Angleterre depuis Charles I, . 1826-1827); History of Civilization in Europe (Histoire de la civilisation en Europe, . 1828); History of Civilization in France (Histoire de la civilisation en France, . 1830), . as well as a large collection of documents on French history in 25 volumes and on British history in the 31 volume,
. After 1848 Guizot wrote six additional volumes on the history of England, 17.; Own memories (Mmoires) in 9 volumes and masterly account of history of France, to tell my grandchildren (Histoire de France raconte mes petits-enfants, 1870).
Died Guizot in Val-Richer October 12, 1874.