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Louis, 2nd Duke Decazes and of Glücksbierg

Louis-Charles-Élie-Amanien Decazes de Glücksbierg, 2nd Duke Decazes and 2nd Duke of Glücksbierg (29 May 1819 16 September 1886), was a French diplomat and statesman.

Duke of Decazes, also called Duke Decazes, is a title of French nobility that was granted in 1820 to Élie Decazes, a French statesman who served as Prime Minister of France from November 19, 1819 to February 20, 1820. He had already been made a French count in 1816. Separately, he was given the hereditary Danish title of Duke of Glücksbierg upon his second marriage in 1818, which title was recognized in France in 1822.

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Louis Decazes was born in Paris, the son of Élie, duc Decazes and his second wife, Wilhelmine de Beaupoil de Saint-Aulaire.

Élie, duc Decazes French judge and politician

Élie-Louis, 1st Duke of Decazes and Glücksburg was a French statesman, leader of the liberal Doctrinaires party during the Bourbon Restoration.

He married, on 3 August 1863, Séverine-Rosalie von Löwenthal (8 January 1845, Vienna - 25 September 1911, La Grave), daughter of Jean, baron von Löwenthal. [1] They had two children, Jean-Élie-Octave-Louis-Sévère-Amanien and Wilhelmine-Egidia-Octavie Decazes.

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La Grave Commune in Provence-Alpes-Côte dAzur, France

La Grave is a commune in the Hautes-Alpes department in southeastern France.

Jean-Élie-Octave-Louis-Sévère-Amanien Decazes de Glücksbierg, 3rd Duc Decazes and 3rd Hertig af Glücksbierg, was a French aristocrat and sportsman.

Between 29 November 1873 and 23 November 1877, Duke Decazes served as Minister of Foreign Affairs in several monarchist governments of the Third Republic in the 1870s. In this role, he was responsible for conducting French foreign policy during the "War in Sight" crisis of 1875, when he managed to secure the support of all the other powers in protecting France from a potential German pre-emptive strike, and during the early stages of the Great Eastern Crisis.

Great Eastern Crisis political crisis at the Balkan Peninsula during the 1870s

The Great Eastern Crisis of 1875–78 began in the Ottoman Empire's territories on the Balkan peninsula in 1875, with the outbreak of several uprisings and wars that resulted in the meddling of international powers, and was ended with the Treaty of Berlin in July 1878.

The 2nd Duke Decazes died at Château La Grave. [2] [3]


See also


Political offices
Preceded by
Duc de Broglie
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Succeeded by
Marquis de Banneville
French nobility
Preceded by
Élie, duc Decazes
Duke of Decazes
Succeeded by
Jean-Élie-Octave, duc Decazes

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