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Pages: 46. Chapters: Louis Philippe I, Pierre-Joseph Proudhon,
Francois Arago, Alphonse de Lamartine, Horace Francois Bastien
Sebastiani de La Porta, Francois Guizot, Jean Alexandre Vaillant,
Armand Barbes, Edgar Quinet, Charles de Choiseul-Praslin, Louis
Auguste Blanqui, Louis-Eugene Cavaignac, French demonstration of 15
May 1848, Alexandre Auguste Ledru-Rollin, Jacques-Charles Dupont de
l'Eure, Francois-Andre Isambert, Francois-Vincent Raspail, Marc
Girardin, Albert L'Ouvrier, Jacques Gervais, baron Subervie, Marc
Caussidiere, Charles Oudinot, Pierre Marie, Louis-Antoine
Garnier-Pages, Rene Waldeck-Rousseau, father, Agosti Xaho. Excerpt:
Horace Francois Bastien Sebastiani de La Porta (Corsican: 11
November 1771 - 20 July 1851) 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. Sebastiani was the French
Consulate's emissary to the Levant, notably drafting plans to
reconquer Ottoman Egypt, and later served as the Empire's
Ambassador to the Porte. In the latter capacity, he attempted to
increase French influence and signaled pro-Russian activities in
the Danubian Principalities, thus provoking the War of 1806-1812.
In 1807, Sebastiani organized the defense of Istanbul during the
Dardanelles Operation. Recalled on British pressures after the
deposition of Selim III, he served in the Peninsular War and
resided in the Alhambra, took part in the unsuccessful invasion of
Russia, and defended the Champagne region in front of the Sixth
Coalition. Sebastiani recognized the Bourbon Restoration, but
rallied with Napoleon during the Hundred Days, being elected to the
Chamber for the first time in 1815. Briefly exiled after the r...
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