Bignon, Louis Pierre Edouard
1771 - Louis de Bignon was born at Rouen,Normandy, France on 3rd of January. French historian and politician.
1797 - He was attached to the diplomatic service.
1799 - Appointed to the French legation at Berlin, the he became chargé d'affaires.
1804-1806 - He took a prominent share in the formation of the confederation of the Rhine; and after the battle of Jena he returned to Prussia as administrator of the public domains and finances.
- He filled a similar function in Austria after the battle of Wagram.
1810 - Became French resident at Warsaw and was a supreme in the affairs of the grand duchy.
1812 - The preparation of a constitution for Poland, on which he was engaged, was, however, interrupted by the events.
1815 - Signed the convention of the 3rd of July, by which Paris was handed over to the allies.
1817-1830 - Elected to the chamber of deputies.
1829-1838 - He wrote the "Histoire de France sous Napoleon".
1831 - Elected deputy.
1839 - Became member of the chamber of peers.
1841 - He died this year in France.
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