The duke d’Aumale

Henri-Eugène-Philippe-Louis d’Orléans, duke d’Aumale (16/1/1822, Paris – 7/5/1897, Zucco, Sicily)

Fourth son of King Louis-Philippe, and an Orleanist, supporter of the constitutional monarchy. Pursued an army career 1839-1847, in Algeria among other places, ending up as lieutenant general and governor of France’s African possessions. Exiled in 1848 after the revolution and remained in England until 1871. Returned to France and served as Deputy. Presided over the trial of Marshall Bazaine (for the surrender to Bismarck at Metz in 1870). He retired in 1883 and spent his last 14 years in research and writing.

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