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Adolphe Thiers (1797–1877)

Thiers, Louis Adolphe (tyãr). A French statesman and author of the first rank; born at Marseilles, April 16, 1797; died at St.-Germain, Sept. 3, 1877. In 1822 he moved to Paris, and became contributor to the Constitutionnel; in 1823 he began to publish his ‘History of the French Revolution,’ which was finished in 1827, in ten volumes; in 1830 he founded the National, in connection with Mignet and Armand Carrel; in 1832 he became Minister of the Interior; in 1836 he was made prime minister, and again in 1840; in 1852 he was banished by Louis Napoleon, but returned and lived in retirement until 1863, when he was elected member of the Representative Assembly by Paris; he was elected a member of the National Assembly, Feb. 8, 1871, after the collapse of the monarchy; and on Aug. 31 received the title of “President of the Republic.” His great literary work is that comprising the ‘History of the French Revolution’ (1823–27) and ‘History of the Consulate and the Empire’ (1845–62). Among his other works are: ‘History of John Law’ (1826); ‘On Property’ (1848); ‘Man and Matter’ (1875). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).