Napoléon, comte Daru

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Napoléon, comte Daru

Napoléon, comte Daru, (11 June 1807, Paris – 20 February 1890, Paris), was a French soldier and politician. Son of Pierre Daru and godson of Napoléon and Joséphine, he studied at the lycée Louis-le-Grand, then at the l'Ecole polytechnique and at the l'Ecole militaire d'application in Metz. After becoming second-lieutenant of artillery in 1830, he participated with military honor in the French conquest of Algeria. He became peer of France in 1833, member of the Assemblée Nationale in 1848 and 1849, member of the Académie des Sciences Morales et Politiques in 1860, deputy from the department of Manche in 1869 and 1871, minister of foreign affairs in the cabinet of Émile Ollivier in 1870, and senator from the department of Manche between 1876 and 1879.

Political offices
Preceded by
Henri, prince de La Tour d'Auvergne
Minister of foreign affairs
Succeeded by
Émile Ollivier