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Talleyrand

The French statesman Prince Charles Maurice Talleyrand-Périgord (1754-1838) was a colourful personality. A military career was denied him because of a crippled foot. At the age of 34 he already held the office of Bishop of Autun, but was banned by the Pope because of his anti-clerical activities. He also lived for several years as an emigrant in America and, after returning home, held the office of foreign minister under the Directory and Napoleon (1769-1821). From 1806 he opposed the Emperor and became a minister again under the Bourbons. At the Congress of Vienna in 1814/1815, he decisively influenced the reorganisation of Europe. Talleyrand was a pronounced wine lover and also the owner of the famous Château Haut-Brion in the Graves area.

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