|POLITICIAN, LAWYER (FRANCE)|
BORN 6 Aug 1812, Paris - DIED 26 Nov 1896, Paris|
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 04, 1ere ligne, AD, 17)
Emmanuel Arago was the son of François Arago. He wrote poetry and theatre plays before he became a barrister. He was specialised in invention patents, but he also defended his political friends Armand Barbès and Ledru-Rollin in their trials. As a convinced republican, in 1848 he joined the revolution and he was governor of Lyon for a while. After he was recalled to Paris he was ambassdor to France in Berlin and there he met Alexander von Humboldt.
After Louis Napoleon Bonaparte was elected president he resigned and he resumed his work as a barrister. In 1870 he was Minister of Justice and Minister of the Interior. From 1880 to 1894 he was ambassador to Switzerland.
Father: Arago, François
cooperated with Ledru-Rollin, Alexandre Auguste
Emmanuel Arago - Wikipedia