Beaujour, Louis Auguste Feris, Baron Félix de

BORN 28 Dec 1765, Callas, Var - DIED 1 Jul 1836, Paris
BIRTH NAME Feris, Louis Auguste
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (Division 48, ligne 03 (M: O8))

Louis Auguste Feris studied in Aix-en-Provence and Paris. He entered the diplomatic service and worked in Munich in 1790 and in Dresden in 1791. In 1794 he was appointed Consul General in Greece and in 1799 he relocated to Sweden. In 1800 he returned to France, where he befriended Abbé Sieyès who helped him to a become a member of the Tribunat. He became its president in 1803. After is was dissolved he went to the USA. From 1804 to 1811 he was Consul General in Washington. By 1814 he was back in France and Tallerand gave him the post of Consul General in Smyrna in 1816.

In 1817 he returned to France once more and Louis XVIII made him a baron in 1818. At that occasion he changed his name from Feris to Félix. From 1831 to 1834 he was a deputy of Bouches-du-Rhône and in 1835 he became a Peer of France. In 1836 he was elected into the Académie des sciences morales et politiques (the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences). He died later that year in Paris. His tomb at Père Lachaise in Paris is 22 meters high.


The grave of Félix de Beaujour at Père Lachaise, Paris.
Picture by Androom (02 Nov 2018)


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