Bourrienne, Louis-Antoine Fauvelet de, 1769-1834

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Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne, French government official and diplomat for Napoleon, was born in 1769, at Sens, France. Bourrienne served as a diplomat in Germany for the Revolutionary Government during the 1790s. He was Napoleon's private secretary to Egypt in 1797 and his minister to Hamburg between 1804 and 1813. His tenure in Germany ended in disgrace when he was recalled to Paris for illegal activities including embezzlement and black marketeering. Bourrienne supported the monarchy after Napoleon was defeated at Waterloo.

From the description of Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne letter, 1806 July 16. (University of New Mexico-Main Campus). WorldCat record id: 48102255

Fr. diplomat; secretary to Napoleon.

From the description of Autograph letter signed : Hamburg, to M. Barrr̈e, 1807 Jan. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270520042

Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne, French government official and diplomat for Napoleon, was born in 1769, at Sens, France. He was reported to have met Napoleon as a child at military school, and Bourrienne used this to gain favor with Napoleon later in life. Bourrienne served as a diplomat in Germany for the Revolutionary Government during the 1790s. He was Napoleons private secretary to Egypt in 1797 and his minister to Hamburg between 1804 and 1813. His tenure in Germany ended in disgrace when he was recalled to Paris for illegal activities including embezzlement and black marketeering. Bourrienne supported the monarchy after Napoleon was defeated at Waterloo. Minister Talleyrand helped secure Bourrienne an appointment as Minister of Posts under Louis XVIII in 1815. Bourrienne held this position for a short time before fleeing to Belgium to escape creditors who had pursued him since his time in Hamburg. Bourrienne wrote Memoirs of Napoleon Bonaparte in 1831 and died in an insane asylum in Caen, France, in 1834.

From the guide to the Louis Antoine Fauvelet de Bourrienne Letter, 1806 July 16, (University of New Mexico. Center for Southwest Research.)

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Death 1834-02-07

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