Alexandre Angélique de Talleyrand-Périgord

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Alexandre Angélique de Talleyrand-Périgord

Alexandre Angélique de Talleyrand-Périgord (16 October 1736, Paris – 20 October 1821, Paris) was a French churchman and politician, and the paternal uncle of Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord (1754–1838).



  • collège de La Flèche at Paris ;
  • seminary of Saint-Sulpice at Paris, which he left with a licence in theology ;
  • faculty of law at Reims (licence in canon law and civil law) ;

Ecclesiastical career[edit]

Portrait of Alexandre Angélique de Talleyrand-Périgord by Pierre-Simon-Benjamin Duvivier

Political career[edit]


Emigrating in 1790, after the Civil Constitution of the Clergy, he stayed successively in Aix-la-Chapelle, Weimar and Brunswick. He had the abbot Nicolas Baronnet (1744–1820), vicar of Cernay-en-Dormois (Marne), as his secretary during this time. He came to England with Louis XVIII living at Gosfield Hall in Essex and Hartwell House, Buckinghamshire. In 1814 he returned to France upon the first Restoration, and in 1815 he followed Louis XVIII back into exile during the Hundred Days.


Medal depicting Talleyrand-Périgord, designed by Pierre Joseph Chardigny.


Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Charles Antoine de La Roche-Aymon
Archbishop of Reims
Succeeded by
Jean Charles de Coucy
Preceded by
Jean-Sifrein Maury
Archbishop of Paris
Succeeded by
Hyacinthe-Louis de Quélen