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Talleyrand, Charles Maurice de Talletrand-Périgord (1754-1838)
A French man of incredible talents, being at various stages of his career Bishop of Autun (1789-91); his countries foreign minister under the Directory (1797-99) and again under Napoleon (1799-1807); by his skills he managed to survived all these changes and represent France at the Congress of Vienna (1814-15).
For our interests he was one of the greatest gourmets of his time.
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