The collection consists of personal and professional correspondence written by François Guizot, a French historian and statesman
who served in multiples roles in the French government in the early 19th century.
François Guizot was born on October 4, 1787, and was a French historian and statesman. Guizot was a dominant figure in French
politics prior to the French Revolution of 1848, serving in a number of government roles from 1814 to 1848. These included
positions as the Minister of Public Instruction, Minister of the Interior, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and finally as the
Prime Minister of France from 1847-1848. Guizot was known for expanding public education, as well as his leadership of the
Doctrinaires, a group of French politicians who supported a constitutional monarchy.
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