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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