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Emmanuel-Louis-Henri of Launay, Count of Antraigues (1753-1812)

Emmanuel-Louis-Henri of Launay, Count of Antraigues (1753-1812)
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Emmanuel-Louis-Henri de Launay was born on December 25, 1753 at Montpellier, or at Villeneuve-de-Berg, or at Antraigues-sur-Volane.

Famous adventurer and spy during the Consulate and the Emppire, he worked for the Count of Provence (future King Louis XVIII) and Tzar Alexander I of Russia.

He was assassinated on July 22, 1812, at Barnes-Terrace, near London.

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"Emmanuel-Louis-Henri of Launay, Count of Antraigues". Miniature of the end of the eighteenth century.
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