Published by T. Mc.Lean 26, Haymarket. M & N. Hanhart lith. Printers. [n.d. C.1850.]
Lithograph, rare. 520 x 413mm (20½ x 16¼").
Francois Guizot (1787-1874), the French historian, orator and statesman. He was a dominant figure in French politics prior to the Revolution of 1848, a conservative liberal who opposed the attempt by King Charles X to usurp legislative power, and worked to sustain a constitutional monarchy following the July Revolution of 1830. After holding office as Minister of Education, ambassador to London and Foreign Minister, he finally became Prime Minister of France from September 1847 to February 1848. His influence was critical in expanding public education, which under his ministry saw the creation of primary schools in every French commune.
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