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Chateaubriand, Francois-Rene

Born: 1768 AD
Died: 1848 AD, at 79 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Diplomat, Politician, Writers


1768 - Francois-Rene de Chateaubriand was born in Saint-Malo on the 4th of September.


1788 - He visited Paris where he made the acquaintance of Jean-Francois de La Harpe, Andre Chenier, Louis-Marcelin de Fontanes and other leading writers.


1791 - He visited the United States of America.


1800 - He returned to France in May and edited the Mercure de France.


1801 - He wrote Atala based on his encounters with North American Indians.


1802 - He wrote Rene and won fame with Genie du christianisme.


1804 - He resigned after the execution of the Duc d'Enghien.


1806 - He visited Greece, Asia Minor, Palestine, Egypt and Spain.


1811 - He published his Itineraire de Paris a Jerusalem. He was elected to the Academie Francaise.


1815 - He was made a peer of France after the Bourbon restoration.


1821 - He served as ambassador to Prussia.


1822-1824 - He served as ambassador to Kingdom of Great Britain. He rose to the office of Minister of Foreign Affairs from December 28, 1822 to August 4, 1824.


1826 - He published one of his exotic novels entitled Les Natchez.


1828 - He was appointed by Charles X as ambassador to the Holy See.


1829 - He resigned upon the accession of the Prince de Polignac as premier.


1830 - His refusal to swear allegiance to the new House of Orleans put an end to his political career.


1848 - He died in Paris on the 4th of July.


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