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The French statesman Prince Charles Maurice Talleyrand-Périgord (1754-1838) was a brilliant personality. A military career was denied to him because of a crippled foot. At the age of 34 he already held the office of a bishop of Autun, but was banished by the Pope because of his anticlerical activities. He also lived as an emigrant in America for several years and after returning to his homeland he held the office of a foreign minister under the directorate and Napoleon (1769-1821). From 1806 he opposed the emperor and became minister again under the Bourbons. At the Congress of Vienna in 1814/1815 he had a decisive influence on the reorganization of Europe. Talleyrand was a pronounced wine lover and also owner of the famous Château Haut-Brion in the Graves area.

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