“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
City of Westminster in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom

Prince Talleyrand


Prince Talleyrand Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 14, 2017
1. Prince Talleyrand Marker
French Statesman
and Diplomatist
lived here

Erected 1978 by Greater London Council.
Location. 51° 30.814′ N, 0° 8.656′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Brook Street and Hanover Square, on the left when traveling east on Brook Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: City of Westminster, England W1S 1JW, United Kingdom.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jimi Hendrix (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); George Frideric Handel (about 120 meters away); The Artists Rifles (about 150 meters away); Sir Alexander Korda (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Ann Oldfield (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Herbert Henry Asquith (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Ernest Bevin (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Shakespeare's Head (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
Also see . . .
1. Talleyrand, The Prince of diplomats ( "Talleyrand, bearer as well of the ideas of the «Age of Enlightenment» as of the ideals of the Revolution, is the character of several periods and even several
Prince Talleyrand Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 14, 2017
2. Prince Talleyrand Marker - Wide View
worlds. Shaped by the uses, the lifestyle and the thoughts of the « Ancien Régime » he is also largely open to liberal ideas. Political visionary, ignoring the judgments of his contemporaries, this illustrious person passionate about peace and freedom served, from the Revolution to the Restoration, political systems with contradictory destinies which disappeared in the fury of these times....Taking an active and sometimes decisive share in the political business of these tormented periods it could be called an opportunist, a racketeer, a cynical, a weathercock and even a traitor to Napoleon but one must recognize that he remained faithful all his life to his convictions and France. This very talented and clever diplomat, considered as the patriarch of modern diplomacy and often said as «the son of his time» has contributed to the history of France and Europe. Marx noted that Talleyrand, Metternich and Bismark were three Gods who ruled Europe in the middle of the 19th century." (Submitted on November 3, 2017.) 

2. Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand, prince de Bénévent ( "Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand, prince de Bénévent, in full Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, prince de Bénévent (born Feb. 2, 1754, Paris, France—died May 17, 1838, Paris), French statesman and diplomat noted for his capacity for political survival, who held high office during the French Revolution, under Napoleon, at the restoration of the Bourbon monarchy, and under King Louis-Philippe." (Submitted on November 3, 2017.) 
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