Flahault de la Billarderie, Charles de

SOLDIER, DIPLOMAT (FRANCE)
BORN 21 Apr 1785, Paris: rue de Gramont - DIED 2 Sep 1870, Paris
REAL NAME Flahaut de Billarderie, Auguste Charles Joseph de
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Montmartre Cimetière, 20 Avenue Rachel (division 02)

Charles de Flahault was the son of Charles Talleyrand and his mistress Adelaide Filleul, Countess of Flahault. His official father was Charles-François de Flahaut de La Billarderie (1728-1794).

He showed bravery in Napoleon I's cavalery. Hortens de Beauharnais was his mistress and in 1811 their son was born, the Duc the Morny. In 1813 he became aide de camp to the emperor.

After the restauration he refused to work for the Bourbons. During the 100 days he resumed his position as aide de camp and he became a Pair de France. Talleyrand managed to have his name removed from the list of persons that were to be exiled from France.

In 1831 he entered the chamber of pairs. In the same year he bought the Hôtel de Massa at 38, rue du Faubourg in Paris. After Louis Philippe's removal from the throne in 1848 he was sent into retirence, but after Louis Napoleon became emperor he became a senator in 1853. In 1860 he became ambassador to France in London and gave up this post after a disagreement with Napoleon III in 1862. He died during the night of the Battle of Sedan.

Family
• Son: Morny, Charles Auguste Louis Joseph, hertog de

Related persons
• was the lover of Beauharnais, Hortense de

Sources
Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909
• Boulenger, Marcel, Le Duc de Morny, Hachette, Paris, 1925
Charles de Flahaut — Wikipédia

Images

The grave of Charles, comte de Flahault at the Cimetière Montmartre, Paris.
Picture by Androom (20 Feb 2016)

 


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Published: 24 Sep 2017
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