Victor Scipion Charles Auguste de La Garde de Chambonas

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Victor Scipion Charles Auguste de La Garde,
Spouse(s) Aglaé de Lespinasse
Father Scipion-Louis-Joseph de La Garde de Chambonas
Born (1750-05-15)15 May 1750
Chambonas, Ardèche, France
Died 30 July 1830(1830-07-30) (aged 80)
Paris, France
Occupation Military, politics

Victor Scipion Charles Auguste de La Garde de Chambonas (1750-1830) was a mayor of Sens, brigadier general, and French foreign minister, at the beginning of the French Revolution.

He was born in Paris, the son of Scipion Louis Joseph de La Garde, Marquis de Chambonas (1765) and of Louise Victoire Grimoard de Beauvoir du Roure. He married Josephine Louise Aurélie Aglaé Aimée de Lespinasse (1756–1788) on 4 May 1774 in Paris; they had a son, Adolphe Aimé Charles (1778–1860).

He was Minister of Foreign Affairs from 17 June to 23 July 1792 in the Government of Louis XVI. After 10 August 1792, he emigrated to London where he worked as a goldsmith, was sued for debts and sent to a debtors' prison. He returned to France in 1814 and died in Paris in 1830.

Political offices
Preceded by
Pierre Paul de Méredieu, baron de Naillac
Minister of Foreign Affairs
18 June 1792 - 23 July 1792
Succeeded by
François Joseph de Gratet, vicomte Dubouchage
This article incorporates information from the revision as of 2010-1-24 of the equivalent article on the French Wikipedia.