Duke d'Aiguillon

Succeeded Choiseul as Minister for Foreign Affairs. He is remembered for his supineness in the partition of Poland. He was the wealthiest of all the French nobles, but took the side of the Revolution in the Assembly. 'The protecting despotism' that saved him was Madame du Barry.

Note by A.J.Grieve (MA), from The Church of France in Part One of Reflections On The Revolution In France
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