Talleyrand-Périgord Charles Maurice de
Tal·ley·rand-Pé·ri·gord(tăl′ē-rănd′pĕr′ĭ-gôr′, tä-lĕ-räN-pā-rē-gôr′), Charles Maurice de 1754-1838.
French politician and diplomat known for his capacity to survive political change. He held a variety of public offices during the French Revolution, Napoleon I's reign, the Bourbon restoration, and the reign of Louis Philippe.
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