Beulé, Charles Ernest

BORN 29 Jun 1826, Saumur, Maine-et-Loire - DIED 4 Apr 1874, Paris
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 04, ligne 01, AD, 16)

Charles Ernest Beule was educated at the École Normal in Paris. For a year he worked at Moulins, but in 1848 he left for Athens were he found employment at the French Archaeological School of Athens. He travelled via Italy but once in Athens he started suffering from health problems. He was permitted to return to Italy if he would started a work intended for the Institut de France. In Rome he could stay at the Villa Médicis and he loved his stay there. He returned to Athens in December 1851. He worked at the Acropolis and as soon as 4 May 1852 he discovered the Propylaea Staircase and Porte Beulé that had been lost for centuries.

He returned to France and published two volumes on the Acropolis in 1853. In 1854 he obtained the chair of archeology at the Imperial Library in succession of Paul Rochette. In 1862 he succeeded Halévy as secretary for life at the Académie des Beaux -Arts. After the revolution of 1870 he started political activities. In 1871 he became a member of the National Assembly for the Maine-et-Loire department. He was an opponent of Adolphe Thiers and in May 1873 he became Minister of the Interior under MacMahon. He resigned after six months because his Royalist sympathies made his position impossible. By that time he suffered from serious health problems that resulted in his suicide in Apil 1874.

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• was opponent of Thiers, Adolphe

24/5/1873Mac-Mahon accepts the presidency of France. He had been elected by the National Assembly and stated that he was independent of the parties that were represented in the Assembly. He was elected with 390 from 392 votes and succeeded Thiers. Charles Ernest Beulé became the new Minister of the Interior. [Thiers, Adolphe]


The grave of Charles Ernest Beulé at Père Lachaise, Paris.
Picture by Androom (24 Oct 2014)


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