Emmanuel Jacquin de Margerie

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Emmanuel Jacquin de Margerie
Emmanuel Jacquin de Margerie and Ronald Reagan.jpg
S.E. Emmanuel Jacquin de Margerie
at the Oval Office in 1985
French Ambassador to the United States
In office
PresidentFrançois Mitterrand
Preceded byBernard Vernier-Palliez
Succeeded byJacques Andreani
French Ambassador to the UK
In office
Preceded byJean Sauvagnargues
Succeeded byJacques Viot
Personal details
Born(1924-12-25)25 December 1924
Died2 December 1991(1991-12-02) (aged 66)
Nationality France
Spouse(s)Hélène née Hottinguer[1]
RelationsDon Riccardo Pignatelli della Leonessa (brother-in-law)
Children1 son, 1 dau
Alma materSciences-Po, ÉNA

Emmanuel Jacquin de Margerie (December 25, 1924 - December 2, 1991) was an Ambassador of France, author and promoter of the Arts.


The son of Roland de Margerie, French Ambassador to the Holy See and cousin of the geologist, Emmanuel de Margerie,[2] he studied at the universities of Aurore and the Sorbonne, graduating with degrees from Sciences Po and ENA.

De Margerie joined the Quai d'Orsay, serving as Head of European Affairs, before postings as:

As founding director of Musées de France, he helped in the creation of the Musée d'Orsay. He also served as chairman of Christie's in Europe and president of World Monuments Fund (France) until his death in 1991.[3]


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