émigré nobility

émigré nobility
Members of the French nobility who fled France during the French Revolution.

In exile, mainly in England, many émigrés plotted against the Revolutionary government, seeking foreign help to restore the old regime. In response, Revolutionary leaders in France decreed that those émigrés who did not return by January 1792 were liable to death as traitors, and their property was confiscated. Napoleon granted the great majority of émigrés amnesty in 1802. During the Bourbon Restoration they were an important force in French politics.

* * *

Universalium. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Нужна курсовая?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Russian nobility — Color photograph taken by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin Gorskii of a Russian noblewoman in 1905. The Russian nobility (Russian: Дворянство Dvoryanstvo) arose in the 14th century and essentially governed Russia until the October Revolution of 1917 …   Wikipedia

  • Louis XVIII — (Louis Xavier Stanislas) 1755 1824, king of France 1814 15, 1815 24 (brother of Louis XVI). * * * orig. Louis Stanislas Xavier, count de Provence born Nov. 17, 1755, Versailles, France died Sept. 16, 1824, Paris King of France by title from 1795… …   Universalium

  • Charles X — 1. (Charles Gustavus) 1622 60, king of Sweden 1654 60. 2. 1757 1836, king of France 1824 30. * * * born Oct. 9, 1757, Versailles, France died Nov. 6, 1836, Gorizia, Friuli King of France (1824–30). Fifth son of the dauphin Louis, and grandson of… …   Universalium

  • Louis XVII — ( Louis Charles of France ) 1785 95, titular king of France 1793 95 (son of Louis XVI). * * * orig. Louis Charles born March 27, 1785, Versailles, France died June 8, 1795, Paris Titular king of France from 1793. The second son of Louis XVI and… …   Universalium

  • Constitution of the Year VIII — (1799) French constitution established after the Coup of 18–19 Brumaire during the French Revolution. Drafted by Emmanuel Joseph Sieyes, it disguised the true character of the military dictatorship created by Napoleon, reassuring the partisans of …   Universalium

  • Marat, Jean-Paul — born , May 24, 1743, Boudry, near Neuchâtel, Switz. died July 13, 1793, Paris, France French politician and a leader of the radical Montagnard faction in the French Revolution. He was a well known doctor in London in the 1770s. Returning to… …   Universalium

  • FRENCH REVOLUTION — Position of the Jews before the Revolution The nature, status, and rights of the Jews became an issue of public consequence in france in the last two decades before the outbreak of the Revolution in 1789. The Jewish population was then divided… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • France — /frans, frahns/; Fr. /frddahonns/, n. 1. Anatole /ann nann tawl /, (Jacques Anatole Thibault), 1844 1924, French novelist and essayist: Nobel prize 1921. 2. a republic in W Europe. 58,470,421; 212,736 sq. mi. (550,985 sq. km). Cap.: Paris. 3.… …   Universalium

  • literature — /lit euhr euh cheuhr, choor , li treuh /, n. 1. writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays. 2.… …   Universalium

  • Russian literature — Introduction       the body of written works produced in the Russian language, beginning with the Christianization of Kievan Rus in the late 10th century.       The unusual shape of Russian literary history has been the source of numerous… …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”