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Lamartine

Lamartine, Alphonse Marie Louis de (1790-1869), was born at Macon; he held diplomatic posts in Italy till the accession of Louis Philippe. Defeated at the elections, he went for a two years' tour in the East, and returning in 1833, sat in the National Assembly until 1848. He became Minister for Foreign Affairs, but retired and took no further part in politics. His principal works were Histoire des Girondins, Souvenirs d'Orient, and Histoire de la Restauration.

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