Anatole de Montesquiou-Fézensac

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Ambrose Augustine Anatole de Montesquiou-Fezenzac is a soldier and a French politician, born August 8, 1788 in Paris and died on 22 January 1878 at Castle Courtanvau at Bessé-sur-Braye It belongs to a noble family ( Montesquiou- Fezensac) the most illustrious of France and is the son of the Countess of Montesquiou, whom the Emperor Napoleon entrusted the education of the King of Rome, the French military. Count of Montesquiou entered the ranks of the army as a private at the time the most brilliant of the French Empire in 1806, two years before being called by the conscription, the major campaigns that followed gave him soon the opportunity to point out it is on the battlefield he gained his degree. Decorated in the Battle of Essling, he fought at Wagram to the Emperor who had already attached to his person as orderly officer, and took part in the campaigns of Russia in 1812, and Germany in 1813, his Driving the Battle of Hanau earned him the rank of colonel, he was soon appointed aide-de-camp to the Emperor. Dans la campagne de 1814 In the 1814 campaign, he found himself fighting the most important and had the honor to capture enemy flag. After the abdication of the Emperor, the Count de Montesquiou, who remained faithful to the fortunes of his sovereign, solicited the favor to follow him to the island of Elba; could not get it, he retired to Vienna. This dedication made him wear on the proscribed list, its parent, the Abbe de Montesquieu, who had been minister of Louis XVIII during the first Restoration, succeeded by his efforts to obtain his removal. Montesquieu could then return to France and devoted himself to studying the arts and belles-lettres. Appointed in 1823, Knight of Honour of the Duchesse d'Orleans, he was consistently honored by the confidence of this family. King Louis-Philippe I, on his accession to the throne in 1830, chose to go to recognize the new government to the courts of Rome and Naples, the mission met with great zeal and skill, was followed by happier successes. On 2 April 1831 he was promoted to the rank of brigadier. Count Anatole was soon called by the confidence of his fellow citizens to the elected House, elected member of the Sarthe in 1834, 1837, 1839, he placed himself among the most zealous defenders of the monarchy founded in 1830, when the king 'was raised to the peerage in 1841, his son, Count Léon de Montesquiou, had the honor to replace him in the Chamber of Deputies. He published in 1845, a verse translation of all Italian poetry and many Latin poems of Petrarch; this work, the fruit of long years of perseverance, was received at the time by the most legitimate success. He also published two volumes of poems entitled Songs diverse. Under the more diverse it meets all genres: odes, songs, epic tales, elegies, songs, and there celebrated the magnificence of the Empire, the gigantic struggles in which he participated, he said in a language really inspired the appalling disaster of Russia, the scenes of pain and anguish he witnessed.