Charles-César de Fay de La Tour-Maubourg

Birth: 1756

Death: 1831

Occupation: Soldier; Politician

After serving in the military La Tour-Maubourg was elected a deputy of the Second (noble) Estate for the Estates General in 1789 (he was a count until noble ranks were abolished in 1790). He was quick to answer the Third Estate's appeal for members of the other two orders to join them in a more Revolutionary setting. La Tour-Maubourg emigrated after the overthrow of the monarchy on 10 August 1792, but he would return to French political life by the end of the decade and secured high profile administrative posts both during the Napoleonic Empire and the subsequent Bourbon Restoration.

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Appears in these Letters:

1791

30 June: Capture at Varennes: The Humiliation of a King

Here the duchess sifts through the wreckage of the royal family's thwarted attempt to escape Paris in June 1791. Before leaving on what would become...