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Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
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Born: February 2, 1754

Died: May 17, 1838 (aged 84)

Nationality: French

Occupation: Diplomat

Bio: Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, 1st Prince de Bénévent was a French diplomat. He worked successfully from the regime of Louis XVI, through the French Revolution and then under Napoleon I, Louis XVIII, Charles X, and Louis-Philippe. Known since the turn of the 19th century simply by the name Talleyrand, he remains a figure that polarizes opinion.

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