Antoine Blondel

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Antoine Philippe Léon Blondel
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Born (1795-11-16)16 November 1795
Paris, France
Died 27 April 1886(1886-04-27) (aged 90)
Paris, France
Nationality French
Occupation Politician
Known for Minister of Finance

Antoine Philippe Léon Blondel (16 November 1795 – 27 April 1886) was a French politician who was briefly Minister of Finance in the last cabinet of the French Second Republic.

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Antoine Léon Philippe Blondel was born in Paris on 16 November 1795. He followed an administrative career.[1] During the July Monarchy he was made a knight of the Legion of Honour on 1 January 1834, officer on 12 March 1837 and commander on 14 April 1844. In 1844 he was a counselor of state and director general of the forest administration.[2]

Blondel was appointed Minister of Finance on 26 October 1851.[3] On 23 November 1851 François-Xavier Joseph de Casabianca was transferred from the ministry of Agriculture to that of Finance.[4] In the Second French Empire Blondel was a counselor of state from 1854 until 8 October 1866. On 5 March 1866 he entered the imperial senate, where he sat until 4 September 1870 among the most devoted supporters of the regime. He died in Paris on 27 April 1886 at the age of 90.[1]

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