Chambord, Comte De

Chambord, Comte De

 

(Henri Charles Ferdinand Marie Dieudonné d’Artois). Born Sept. 29, 1820, in Paris; died Aug. 24, 1883, at Frohsdorf, Austria. Duke of Bordeaux. Grandson of the French king Charles X, who abdicated in his favor after the July Revolution of 1830.

The Comte de Chambord became an emigré in 1830. He carried on intensive negotiations with the French monarchists, who in 1873 were prepared to restore the monarchy and make him King Henry V of France. The Comte de Chambord was, however, frightened by the masses’ opposition to the restoration plan and, at the crucial moment, declined to lead the conspiracy.

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