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Joseph Fouché, Duke of Otranto

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Birthplace: Le Pellerin, Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire, France
Death: December 26, 1820 (61)
Trieste, Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Place of Burial: Ferrières-en-Brie, Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Julien Joseph Fouché and Marie Françoise Croiset
Husband of Bonne Jeanne Coignaud
Father of Joseph Liberté Fouché, d'Otrante; Duke Paul Atanase Fouché d'Otrante; Joséphine Ludmille Fouché and Armand Fouché, III. duc d'Otrante
Brother of Louise Fouché; Jean-Julien Fouché and Thomas Fouché

Occupation: Napoleons polisminister
Managed by: Christer Lyrholm
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About Joseph Fouché, Duke of Otranto

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Joseph Fouché, 1st Duc d'Otrante (21 May 1759 – 25 December 1820) was a French statesman and Minister of Police under Napoleon I. In English texts, his title is often translated as Duke of Otranto.


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Joseph Fouche

Duc d'Otrante 1763-1820

Joseph Fouche Napoleon Bonaparte's head of internal security, Joseph Fouche was a former school teacher who put aside the slate for politics.

As a Jacobin member of the Convention, Fouche voted for the death of Louis XVI and then, sensing a change in political fortunes, turned against them.

In 1799, Fouche became Minister of Police and used his increasingly powerful agent network to support the coup of Brumaire.

Despite his assistance, Bonaparte was nervous of Fouche's power and he was removed from office for two years, before being re-employed as security chief.

In 1810, the French emperor discovered Fouche had been having secret talks with foreign powers and eventually sacked him.

Eventually Fouche wormed his way back into semi favour and was given the governorship of Illyria.

After the Bourbon return to power Fouche kept links with Bonaparte, as he then did with the royals during the 100 Days' Campaign.

Following the emperor's final defeat he was president of the commission ruling France and even had a place in government.

Understandably, pro-royalists took offence at a regicide being in power and Fouche quit his post after only a few months.

An intriguer with few equals, Fouche was the ultimate survivor with no obvious morals.

About Joseph Fouché, Duke of Otranto (Français)

Joseph Fouche

Duc d'Otrante 1763-1820

Joseph Fouché, dit Fouché de Nantes, duc d'Otrante, comte Fouché, est un homme politique français, né le 21 mai 1759 au Pellerin près de Nantes et mort le 26 décembre 1820 à Trieste. Il est particulièrement connu pour la férocité avec laquelle, durant la révolution, il réprima l'insurrection lyonnaise en 1793 et pour avoir été ministre de la Police sous le Directoire, le Consulat et l'Empire.

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Joseph Fouché, Duke of Otranto's Timeline

1759
May 21, 1759
Le Pellerin, Loire-Atlantique, Pays de la Loire, France
1796
1796
Frankrike
1800
1800
Frankrike
1801
June 25, 1801
Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
1803
1803
1820
December 26, 1820
Age 61
Trieste, Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
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Ferrières-en-Brie, Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France, France