Godefroi, prince de La Tour d'Auvergne-Lauraguais

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Henri, prince de La Tour d'Auvergne (1869)
De La Tour d'Auvergne's patrilineal arms

Henri-Godefroi-Bernard-Alphonse, prince de La Tour d'Auvergne, marquis de Saint-Paulet (21 October 1823 – 5 May 1871) was a French politician of the Second Empire who twice served as Minister of Foreign Affairs for Emperor Napoleon III.

De La Tour d'Auvergne was Ambassador of France to London (1863–69), in which capacity he was a signatory to the Treaty of London in 1867.

Personal life[edit]

He was the son of Melchior de La Tour d'Auvergne-Lauraguais (1794-1849), 1st Marquess of Saint-Paulet and 2nd Baron of the Empire, and Laurence de Chauvigny de Blot.

He was married to Emilie Céleste Montault des Illes (1822-1857), daughter of Charles Montault des Illes and Emilie Adélaïde Bertrand. His only son was:


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Political offices
Preceded by
Marquis de La Valette
Minister of Foreign Affairs
17 July 1869 – 2 January 1870
Succeeded by
Comte Daru
Preceded by
Duc de Gramont
Minister of Foreign Affairs
10 August - 4 September 1870
Succeeded by
Jules Favre