Louis de Beaupoil de Saint-Aulaire

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Louis de Beaupoil de Saint-Aulaire, Lithograph by Josef Kriehuber, 1838
Coat of arms of the Beaupoil de Saint-Aulaire family

Louis-Clair de Beaupoil comte de Saint-Aulaire (9 April 1778 in Baguer-Pican – 13 November 1854 in Paris) was a French politician.


After attending school at the École des ponts et chaussées and polytechnique (from which he graduated in 1794), he served as chamberlain to Napoleon I of France, then prefect of the Meuse in 1813 and of Haute-Garonne in 1814. He was elected to the Chambre des Députés in 1815, and reelected from the Gard département in 1818, 1822 and 1827, but beaten in the elections of 1829. He was then made French ambassador to Rome, Vienna (December 1832 – September 1841) and to London (1841). He was elected a member of the Académie française in 1841.


  • Histoire de la Fronde (History of the Fronde, 1827)
  • Considération sur la Démocratie (Consideration on Democracy, 1850)
  • Les derniers Valois, les Guises et Henri IV (The last of the house of Valois, the Guises and Henry IV, 1854)
  • Translation of Goethe's Faust (1823)