François Guizot

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François Pierre Guillaume Guizot 1787–1874) was a French historian, orator, and statesman. Guizot was a dominant figure in French politics prior to the Revolution of 1848, a conservative liberal who opposed the attempt by King Charles X to usurp legislative power, and worked to sustain a constitutional monarchy following the July Revolution of 1830. He then served the "citizen king" ... more »

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  • ''The spirit of revolution, the spirit of insurrection, is a spirit radically opposed to liberty.''
    François Guizot (1787-1874), French statesman, historian. speech, Dec. 29, 1830, Paris.
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