Pierre-Joseph Proudhon (15 January 1809 in Besançon – 19 January 1865 in Passy) was a French politician, mutualist philosopher and socialist. He was a member of the French Parliament, and he was the first person to call himself an "". He is considered among the most influential theorists and organisers of anarchism. After the events of 1848 he began to call himself a federalist. Proudhon was a printer who taught himself Latin in order to better print books in the language.
Jacques-Charles Dupont de l'Eure (27 February 1767 – 3 March 1855) was a French lawyer and statesman. He is best known as the first head of state of the Second Republic, after the collapse of the July Monarchy.
Alexandre Auguste Ledru-Rollin (2 February 1807 – 31 December 1874) was a French politician. The grandson of Nicolas Philippe Ledru, the celebrated quack doctor known as "Comus" under Louis XV and Louis XVI, Ledru-Rollin was born in a house that had once been Paul Scarron's, at Fontenay-aux-Roses. He had just begun to practise at the Parisian bar before the revolution of July, and was retained for the Republican defence in most of the great political trials of the next ten years.
Louis-Antoine Garnier-Pagès (1803, Marseille – 31 October 1878), French politician, fought on the barricades during the revolution of July. He was a keen promoter of reform, and was a leading spirit in the affair of the reform banquet fixed for 22 February 1848. He was a member of the provisional government of 1848, and was named mayor of Paris. On 5 March 1848 he was made minister of finance, and incurred great unpopularity by the imposition of additional taxes.
"Sébastiani" redirects here. For other uses of the word, see Sebastiani. Horace François Bastien Sébastiani de La Porta was a French soldier, diplomat, and politician, who served as Naval Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Minister of State under the July Monarchy. Joining the French Revolutionary Army in his youth, he rose in its ranks and became a supporter of Napoleon Bonaparte.
Albert l'Ouvrier ("Albert the Worker"), born Alexandre Martin (27 April 1815 – 28 May 1895), was a French socialist statesman of the French Second Republic. He was the first member of the industrial working class to be in French government.
François-André Isambert (November 30, 1792—April 13, 1857) was a French lawyer, historian, and politician. Isambert was founder and for an extended period contributor of the Gazette des Tribunaux and actively participated in Louis François Wolowski's Revue de législation et de jurisprudence.
Lieutenant-General Charles Nicolas Victor Oudinot (1791, Bar-le-Duc –June 7, 1863), 2nd duc de Reggio, the eldest son of Napoleon I's marshal Nicolas Oudinot of his first marriage with Charlotte Derlin, also made a military career. He served through the later campaigns of Napoleon, 1809–1814, and was promoted to major in 1814 for gallant conduct.
Pierre Marie (de Saint-Georges) or Alexandre-Pierre-Thomas-Amable Marie de Saint Georges was a French politician, fought on the barricades during the revolution of July. Marie was born in Yonne on February 15, 1795 and entered public life as a lawyer under the Restoration. He was elected to the Chamber of Deputies in 1842 and held the seat until the February Revolution. He became minister of public works in the provision government in 1848, but was forced out in May of that year.
Augustin Chaho in French or Agosti Xaho in Basque was an important Romantic Basque writer. He was born in Tardets (Atharratze in basque), Soule, French Basqueland in 10 October 1811 and died in Bayonne (Baiona in Basque), Labourd 23 October 1858. It is usually said that he studied in Paris with Charles Nodier.
Charles Laure Hugues Théobald, duc de Choiseul-Praslin (29 June 1804 – 24 August 1847) was a French nobleman and politician, who served as a member of the Chamber of Deputies in 1838–1842. Choiseul-Praslin's suicide, occurring while he faced trial for the murder of his wife, Fanny Sébastiani, caused a scandal which in turn contributed to the outbreak of the 1848 Revolution and the fall of the July Monarchy.
Jean Alexandre Vaillant (died March 21, 1886) was a French and Romanian teacher, political activist, historian, linguist and translator, who was noted for his activities in Wallachia and his support for the 1848 Wallachian Revolution. A Romantic nationalist and Freemason, he was an associate of the liberal faction in both Wallachia and Moldavia, as well as a collaborator of Ion Heliade Rădulescu, Ion Câmpineanu, Mitică Filipescu, and Mihail Kogălniceanu.
René Waldeck-Rousseau was a French politician, father of Pierre Waldeck-Rousseau who was a statesman during the Third Republic. During the 1848 Revolution, he was elected as a Republican deputy of Loire-Inférieure to the Constituent Assembly of April 1848 to May 1849. He then became mayor of Nantes, from 1870 to 1871 and a second time from 1872 to 1874.
Marc Caussidière was born in Geneva in 1808 and died in Paris in 1861. He was a significant personality of the French republican movement of the first half of the nineteenth century. Employed at Saint-Étienne, he took part in the Lyon insurgency of 1834 (in which his brother died). He was sentenced to 20 years in detention but he was pardoned in 1837. Afterward he became a broker and also distributed wines during his travels with the progressive newspaper La Réforme.