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Alexis de Tocqueville (1805–1859)

Tocqueville, Alexis Charles Henri Clérel de (tōk-vēl’). A distinguished French publicist and writer; born at Vermeuil (Seine-et-Oise), July 29, 1805; died at Cannes, April 16, 1859. He visited the United States in 1831. In 1835 he published ‘Democracy in America.’ In 1838 he was made a member of the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences, and in 1839 was elected to the Chamber of Deputies; became a member of the French Academy in 1841; was Minister of Foreign Affairs from June 2 to Oct. 31, 1849. He published ‘The Old Régime and the Revolution’ in 1856. ‘Works,’ 9 vols., Paris, 1860–65. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).