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Sieyès

(French sjejɛs)
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(Biography) Emmanuel Joseph (ɛmanɥɛl ʒozɛf), called Abbé Sieyès. 1748–1836, French statesman, political theorist, and churchman, who became prominent during the Revolution following the publication of his pamphlet Qu'est-ce que le tiers état? (1789). He was instrumental in bringing Napoleon I to power (1799)
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For example, Emmanuel Joseph Sieyes, known for his hatred of the nobility, became an imperial count and even adopted a coat of arras.
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The second major human rights document of the eighteenth century was the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen, drafted by Emmanuel Joseph Sieyes and adopted by the Constituent Assembly of France on August 26, 1789.
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