Jean-François de Bourgoing

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Jean-François de Bourgoing

Jean-François, baron de Bourgoing (20 November 1748, Nevers – 20 July 1811, Karlovy Vary) was a French diplomat, writer and translator. A commander of the légion d'honneur,[1] he was also a corresponding member of the French Academy of Sciences, a member of the Copenhagen Academy of Sciences, the Royal Swedish Academy of Arts, a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences from 1810, a knight then a baron de l'Empire, and a knight of the Swedish Order of the Polar Star.

Life[edit]

Youth[edit]

Ambassador to Spain[edit]

Louis XVI[edit]

French Revolution[edit]

Secretary to Louis XVI's legation in Spain[edit]

Negotiations at the camp of Figueres[edit]

Literary career[edit]

Return to diplomacy[edit]

Trotsky[edit]

Leon Trotsky wrote to Alfred Rosmer from Cádiz on 19 November 1916:[2]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Archives nationales, Dossier LH/330/35.
  2. ^ Online text