Flahaut de La Billarderie, Auguste Charles Joseph, comte de

Flahaut de La Billarderie, Auguste Charles Joseph, comte de

(ōgüst` shärl zhōzĕf` kôNt də fläō` də lä bēyärdərē`), 1785–1870, French general and statesman; illegitimate son of Charles Maurice de Talleyrand and Adèle de Flahaut. He fought under Napoleon I and served as ambassador to Berlin, London, and Vienna under Louis Philippe. He supported the coup (1851) of Louis Napoleon (later Napoleon III) and served again (1860–62) as ambassador to London. The lover of Hortense de BeauharnaisBeauharnais, Hortense de
, 1783–1837, queen of Holland (1806–10), daughter of Alexandre and Josephine de Beauharnais and wife of Louis Bonaparte. She was the mother of Napoleon III and—by her lover, the comte de Flahaut—of the duc de Morny.
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, Flahaut was the father of Napoleon III's half-brother, the duc de MornyMorny, Charles Auguste Louis Joseph, duc de
, 1811–65, French statesman; illegitimate son of Hortense de Beauharnais and the comte de Flahaut de La Billarderie. After an army career (1830–38) during which he fought in North Africa, Morny entered politics and was
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