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  • Pop. (1906) 9749 It possesses iron mines and is the centre of the coal-fields of the Aveyron, which supply the ironworks established by the Duc Decazes, minister of Louis Xviii.
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  • Elie DECAZES, Duc (1780-1860), French statesman, was born at Saint Martin de Laye in the Gironde.
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  • The Moderates were in a minority in the chamber of 1815, but Decazes persuaded Louis XVIII.
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  • During the next four years Decazes was called upon to play the leading role in the government.
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  • The cabinet, in which Baron Louis was minister of finance, and Marshal Gouvion Saint Cyr remained minister' of war, was entirely Liberal; and its first act was to suppress the ministry of police, as Decazes held that it was incompatible with the regime of liberty.
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  • Dessolle and Louis, refusing to embark on this policy, now resigned; and Decazes became head of the new ministry, as president of the council (November 1819).
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  • Decazes, indeed, foreseeing the storm, at once placed his resignation in the king's hands.
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  • But in the end he was forced to yield to the importunity of his family (February 17th); and Decazes, raised to the rank of duke, passed into honourable exile as ambassador to Great Britain.
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  • This ended Decazes's meteoric career of greatness.
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  • His son, Louis Charles Elie Decazes, duc de Gliicksberg (1819-1886), was born at Paris, and entered the diplomatic career.
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  • On the Duc Decazes see E.
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  • After the murder of the duc de Berry and the enforced retirement of Decazes, he again became president of the council (21st February 1821); but his position was untenable owing to the attacks of the "Ultras" on the one side and the Liberals on the other, and on the 12th of December he again resigned.
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  • Villele's successor was the vicomte de Martignac, who took Decazes for his model; and in the speech from the throne Charles declared that the happiness of France depended on "the sincere union of the royal authority with the liberties consecrated by the charter."
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  • If he had no sympathy with revolutionary disturbers of the peace, he had even less with the fatuous extravagances of the comte d'Artois and his reactionary entourage, and his influence was thrown into the scale of the moderate constitutional policy of which Richelieu and Decazes were the most conspicuous exponents.
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  • In 1817, after the modification of the constitution by the ordonnance of the 5th of September, he was returned to the chamber of deputies, where he attached himself to the left centre and supported the moderate policy of Richelieu and Decazes.
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  • decided on a modification of the franchise; the Dessolle ministry resigned; and the first act of Decazes, the new premier, was to carry a vote in the chamber annulling the election of Gregoire.
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  • Pasquier, Beugnot, de Barante, Cuvier, Mounier, Guizot and Decazes had been imperial officials.
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  • (afterwards the duc) Decazes was to "nationalize the monarchy and to royalize France."
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  • At this time he came into contact with the young comte (afterwards duc) Decazes, prefect of the police under Fouche, and minister of police in Richelieu's ministry, who now became his favourite and gained his entire confidence (see E.
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  • et le duc Decazes).
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  • Having obtained a ministry in which he could trust, having as members the duc de Richelieu and Decazes, the king now gave it his loyal support and did his best to shield his ministers from the attacks of the royal family.
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  • See account by Decazes in E.
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  • et le duc Decazes, pp. 48-49, and an interesting " secret and confidential " letter of Castlereagh to Liverpool (July 8, 1815) in the unpublished Foreign Office records: " The king sent for the duke and me this evening to the Thuilleries..
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  • et le duc Decazes.
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  • While Decazes was still in power, the king's policy to a large extent followed his, and was rather liberal and moderate, but after the assassination of the due de Berry (1820), when he saw that Decazes could no longer carry on the government, he sorrowfully acquiesced in his departure, showered honours upon him, and transferred his support to Richelieu, the head of the new ministry.
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  • In the absence of Decazes a new favourite was found to amuse the king's old age, Madame du Cayla (Zoe Talon, comtesse du Cayla), a protegee of the vicomte Sosthene de la Rochefoucauld and consequently a creature of the Ultras.
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  • et le duc Decazes (1899); Hist.
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  • Decazes was denounced as the new Sejanus, the modern Catiline; and when, on the 13th of February, the duke of Berry was murdered, clamorous tongues loudly accused him of being an accomplice in the crime.
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  • et le duc Decazes (1899), and his "L'ambassade du duc Decazes" in the Revue des deux mondes for 1899.
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