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Emmanuel-Joseph Sieyès (1748-1836)

Count of the Empire

Arms of Emmanuel-Joseph Sieyès (1748-1836)

Emmanuel-Joseph Sieyès was born in Fréjus, Provence, on May 3rd, 1748,

He became a clergyman, then during Frenc revolution, a famous politician.

He served his country as Director during the Directoire, and organized with General Napoleon Bonaparte the coup of 18 Brumaire.

He was made Second Consul, then Senator and Count of the Empire.

Siéyès died on June 20, 1836 and was buried  in the Père Lachaise Cemetery (30th division).

Main portrait

"Count Emmanuel-Joseph Sieyès" painted in Brussels in 1817 by Jacques-Louis David (Paris 1748 - Brussels 1825).

Other portraits

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"Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès during French Revolution". Engraving from late Nineteenth Century.
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"Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès". Nineteenth Century engraving by William Henry Mote (St. John Horsley Down, Southwark, England ca. 1803 - St. Johns, Middlesex, England 1871).
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