Émile Keller

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Émile Keller
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Émile Keller (Belfort, 1828 – 1909) was a French writer and politician.


In 1857 he was elected as a deputy for the Haut-Rhin district to the French Assembly. He soon made himself prominent as a leader of the Roman Catholic Party. He lost his seat in 1863, but was reelected in 1869. He was commander of a company of volunteers during the Franco-Prussian War. After the war, he again joined the Assembly as Haut-Rhin representative in 1871. He made a stirring speech against the cession of Alsace-Lorraine to Germany. When the treaty was signed, he left the Assembly with other Alsatians, but was back as representative for Belfort in 1876, and again in 1885.


  • Histoire de France (1888)
  • L'Encyclique et les libertés de l'église gallicane (1860)
  • L'Encyclique et les principes de 1789 (1865)
  • Le générale de Lamoricière (1873)
  • Les congregations religeuses en France (1880)

These works are written from the Catholic point of view and, for this reason, they were long read and popular in Catholic circles.