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Originally appearing in Volume V20, Page 903 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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JULES PATENOTRE DES NOYERS (1845– ), French diplomatist, was born at Baye (Marne) on the loth of April 1845. Educated at the Ecole Normale Superieure, he taught for some years in the lycee at Algiers before he joined the diplomatic service in 187r. His most important mission was in 1884, when he was sent as French minister to China to regularize the French dominion in Annam. After arranging at Hue with the king of Annam the condition of the French protectorate, he proceeded to Shanghai to settle with China the difficulties which had arisen over the evacuation of Tongking by the Chinese troops. The negotiation failed, and the French admiral resumed hostilities against China in August. Next year Paten6tre signed with Li Hung Chang a treaty of peace at Tien-tsin, by which the French protectorate in Annam and Tongking was recognized, and both parties agreed to remain within their own borders in the future. After serving as minister plenipotentiary in Morocco (1888-1891), M. Paten6tre was sent to Washington, where he was raised to the rank of ambassador in 1893. He was ambassador at Madrid from 1897 to 1902. Pierre Loti in Au Maroc has described his diplomacy in Morocco. M. Paten6tre himself published some reminiscences in the Revue des deux mondes.
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