Duke of Decazes

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Duke of Decazes
Blason fam fr Decazes de Glücksbierg.svg
Arms of the Dukes of Decazes
Creation date 1780
First holder Élie Decazes, 1st Duke of Decazes and Glücksbierg
Present holder Louis-Frédéric-René-Marie-Edouard Decazes, 6th Duke of Decazes and Glücksbierg

Duke of Decazes (French: duc Decazes) is a French noble title first given to Élie Decazes, Count of Decazes, who was granted the Danish title Duke of Glücksbierg in 1818, which was recognized in France in 1822. A lawyer and judge, he served as Prime Minister of France from November 19, 1819 to February 20, 1820. In 1826, he founded Houillères et Fonderies de l'Aveyron, a mining and metal working business in the Aveyron département that marked the beginning of industrialised metallurgy. In 1829, the name Decazeville was given to the principal centre of the industry.

Dukes Decazes[edit]

  1. Élie Decazes, 1st Duke of Decazes and Glücksbierg (1780–1868), Prime Minister of France
  2. Louis-Charles-Élie-Amanien Decazes, 2nd Duke of Decazes and Glücksbierg (1819–86), Minister of Foreign Affairs (France)
  3. Jean-Élie-Octave-Louis-Sévère-Amanien Decazes, 3rd Duke of Decazes and Glücksbierg (1864–1912), Olympic sailing competitor
  4. Louis-Jean-Victor-Sévère Decazes, 4th Duke of Decazes and Glücksbierg (1889–1941) owned Haras d'Ouilly
  5. Élie Ludovic Henri Christian Decazes, 5th Duke of Decazes and Glücksbierg (1914-2011), President of the Polo de Paris from 1940–1950
  6. Louis-Frédéric-René-Marie-Edouard Decazes, 6th Duke of Decazes and Glücksbierg (b. 1946)