Alexandre Albert

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Albert, Alexandre


(pseudonym of A. Martin). Born Mar. 27, 1815, in Bures; died May 27, 1895, in Millau. French worker and socialist.

Albert took part in the 1832, 1834, and 1839 popular uprisings in Paris. He was one of the leaders of a secret republican revolutionary society of the 1840’s, the New Seasons Society (Nouvelles Saisons) and fought at the barricades in Paris during Feb. 23–24, 1848. Along with L. Blanc he joined the Provisional Government of the Second Republic and was vice-president of the Luxembourg Commission. While a deputy to the Constitutional Assembly, he participated, on May 15,1848, in the revolutionary action of the Parisian proletariat and was sentenced to 20 years in prison. He was given amnesty in 1859. In 1870, during the Franco-Prussian War, he became a member of the Barricade Committee, established by the “government of national defense.”

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