To participate; and Rouher, the French premier, declared ir the Chamber (5th of December 1867) that France could never permit the Italians to occupy Rome.
He then addressed himself to the French ministers, and had much earnest conversation, especially with Rouher, whom he found well inclined to the economical and commercial principles which he advocated.
EUGENE ROUHER (1814-1884), French statesman, was born at Riom (Puy de Dome) on the 30th of November 1814.
Rouher had to defend Napoleon's foreign adventures as well as the freetrade treaties and the extravagances of Baron Haussmann for which he was directly responsible.
When concessions became inevitable Rouher, the "vice-empereur," resigned to make way after six months' interval for Emile 0111vier.
The death of the prince imperial in 1879 put an end to the serious chances of the Bonapartists, although Rouher sought to secure the recognition of Prince Napoleon, son of the ex-king Jerome, as heir to the imperial honours.
Rouher lost his reason after a stroke of paralysis in 1883, and died on the 3rd of February 1884.
For an estimate of Rouher, see marquis de Castellane, Les Hommes d'etat francais du xix e.