Arago, Emmanuel

BORN 6 Aug 1812, Paris - DIED 26 Nov 1896, Paris
GRAVE LOCATION Paris: Père Lachaise, Rue du Repos 16 (division 04, ligne 01, 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 ambassador 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

Related persons
• is father-in-law/mother-in-law of Benjamin-Constant, Jean-Joseph
• cooperated with Ledru-Rollin, Alexandre Auguste
• was the lover of Rachel


The grave of François Arago at Père Lachaise, Paris.
Picture by Androom (24 Oct 2014)


Emmanuel Arago - Wikipedia

Arago, François

Published: 18 Jun 2017
Last update: 10 Apr 2023