Charles Costa de Beauregard

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Charles Costa de Beauregard.
Costa de Beauregard, after being wounded at the Battle of Bethancourt in 1871.

Charles-Albert Costa de Beauregard (24 May 1835 in La Motte-Servolex, Savoie – 15 February 1909 in Paris) was a French historian and politician. He also fought in the Franco-Prussian War. His works include a trilogy on Charles Albert of Sardinia.

Biography[edit]

Great grandson of Joseph Henry Costa de Beauregard and son of Louis Marie Pantaleon Costa, Charles-Albert Costa de Beauregard was general counsel of Savoie from the time of the annexation of the territory to France in 1860. He participated in the Franco-Prussian War as commander of the 1st bataillon des mobiles de la Savoie, and he was wounded and taken prisoner during the Battle of the Lisaine in January 1871. After the war, he retired from politics to devote himself to his writing on the subject of his family history, Savoy and the monarchy. He was a member of the Académie de Savoie, and its president from 1887 to 1889. He was elected member of the Académie française in 1896.

Costa de Beauregard's most important works are a trilogy on King Charles Albert of Savoy, and Historical Memoirs of the Royal House of Savoy, which was a completion of the work begun by his grandfather in 1816 .

Publications[edit]

  • Un homme d'autrefois, souvenirs recueillis par son arrière-petit-fils (1878)
  • Mémoires historiques sur la maison royale de Savoie et sur les pays soumis à sa domination, depuis le commencement du XIe siècle jusqu'à l'année 1800 (1888)
  • Un héritier présomptif. La jeunesse du roi Charles-Albert (1888)
  • Prologue d'un règne. La jeunesse du roi Charles-Albert (1889)
  • Épilogue d'un règne. Milan, Novare et Oporto. Les dernières années du roi Charles-Albert (1890)
  • Le Roman d'un royaliste sous la Révolution. Souvenirs du Comte de Virieu (1892)
  • Prédestinée (1896)
  • Émigration, souvenirs tirés des papiers du Cte A. de La Ferronnays (1777-1814) (1900)
  • Courtes Pages (1902)
  • Liberté, égalité, fraternité (1904)
  • Amours de sainte : Mme Loyse de Savoye, récit du XVe siècle (1907)
  • Pages d'histoire et de guerre (1909)

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