Louis Marc Caussidière

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Caussidière, Louis Marc


Born May 18, 1808, in Lyon; died Jan. 27, 1861, in Paris. French revolutionary.

Caussidière was employed in the commercial offices of silk factories in Lyon and St. Etienne. He took part in the Lyon uprising of 1834 and was sentenced to 20 years' imprisonment in 1835. Freed by the amnesty of 1837, he joined the left republicans grouped around the newspaper La Réforme, edited by A. A. Ledru-Rollin. He took part in the February revolution of 1848, and after its victory he was prefect of police in Paris. He resigned from this post after the popular uprising of May 15, 1848. Persecuted after the June uprising of 1848, although he did not participate in the uprising, Caussidiere was forced to emi-grate to Great Britain, where he lived in London; later he went to the United States. He returned to France after the amnesty of 1859.

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