See also:born at
See also:Chambery (
See also:Savoie) on the 26th of
See also:October 1828 . His
See also:father had been one of
See also:officers . The son studied philosophy and
See also:history in
See also:Paris and wrote
See also:works of an
See also:anti-clerical and rationalizing tendency . These included L'Eglise et
See also:les philosophes ou X VIIIe siecle (1855; new edition, with a
See also:notice of the author by E. de Pressense, 1879); Essai sur la revolution frangaise (1858); Histoire politique
See also:des pages (186o); Lettres d'Everard (186o), a novel in the
See also:form of letters; Le Retablissement de la Pologne (1863) . His magnum
See also:opus was his Histoire de Napoleon I" (5 vols., 1867—1875 and 1886; Eng. trans., 4 vols., 1871—1879), which ceased unfortunately at the end of 1811 with the preparations for the
See also:campaign of 1812 . This
See also:book, based on the emperor's
See also:correspondence published in 1858—1870, attempted the destruction of the legends which had grown up around his subject, and sought by a critical examination of the documents to explain the motives of his policy . In his
See also:desire to controvert current misconceptions and exaggerations of Napoleon's abilities
See also:Lanfrey unduly minimized his military and administrative
See also:genius . A stanch republican, he was elected to the
See also:Assembly in 1871, became
See also:ambassador at
See also:Bern (1871—18'13), and
See also:life senator in 1875 . He died at
See also:Pau on the 15th of
See also:November 1877 . His fEuvres completes were published in 12 vols . (1879 seq.), and his Correspondance in 2 vols . (1885) .
LANFRANC (d. 1089)
MATTHAUS LANG VON WELLENBURG (1469–1540)
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