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Achille Fould (November 17, 1800 - October 5, 1867) was a French financier and politician. November 17 is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece. ... 1800 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... October 5 is the 278th day of the year (279th in Leap years). ... 1867 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


Born in Paris, the son of a successful Jewish banker, he was associated with and afterwards succeeded his father in the management of the business. As early as 1842 he entered political life, having been elected in that year as a deputy for the department of the Hautes-Pyrénées. From that time to his death he actively busied himself with the affairs of his country. He readily acquiesced in the revolution of February 1848, and is said to have exercised a decided influence in financial matters on the provisional government then formed. He shortly afterwards published two pamphlets against the use of parer money, entitled, Pas d'Assignats I and Observations sur la question financière. The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... The word Jew (Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination of these attributes. ... 1842 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Hautes-Pyrénées is a département in southwestern France. ... —Alexis de Tocqueville, Recollections The European Revolutions of 1848, in some countries known as the Spring of Nations, were the bloody consequences of a variety of changes that had been taking place in Europe in the first half of the 19th century. ...


During the presidency of Louis Napoleon he was four times minister of finance, and took a leading part in the economical reforms then made in France. His strong conservative tendencies led him to oppose the doctrine of free trade, and disposed him to hail the coup d'état and the new empire. On the 25th of January, 1852, in consequence of the decree confiscating the property of thc Orleans family, he resigned the office of minister of finance, but was on the same day appointed senator, and soon after rejoined the government as minister of state and of the imperial household. In this capacity he directed the Paris exhibition of 1855. The events of November 1860 led once more to his resignation, but he was recalled to the ministry of finance in November of thefollowing year, and retained office until the publication of the imperial letter of the 19th of January 1867, when Émile Ollivier became the chief adviser of the emperor. During his last tenure of office he had reduced the floating debt, which the Mexican War had considerably increased, by the negotiation of a loanof 300 millions of francs (1863). ... 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Duke of Orléans is one of the most important titles in the French peerage, dating back at least to the 14th century. ... Images of the Palais dIndustrie The Exposition Universelle of 1855 was a Worlds Fair held in Paris, France. ... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... 1867 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... Émile Ollivier, French statesman Olivier Émile Ollivier (July 2, 1825 - August 20, 1913) was a French statesman. ... Pre-Columbian Mexico Hunter-Gatherer peoples are thought to have inhabited Mexico more than 20,000 years ago. ... 1863 is a common year starting on Thursday. ...


Fould, besides uncommon financial abilities, had a taste for the fine arts, which he developed and refined during his youth by visiting Italy and the eastern coasts of the Mediterranean. In 1857 he was made a member of the Academy of the Fine Arts. 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... The Académie des beaux-arts (Academy of Fine Arts) is a French learned society. ...


Achille Fould died in Tarbes in 1867. Tarbes, Musée des Beaux-Arts Location within France Tarbes is a French city and commune, in the département of Hautes-Pyrénées, of which it is the préfecture. ...



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Achille Fould[AshEl´ fOOld] Pronunciation Key, 1800–1867, French financier and politician.
Fould gave financial backing to Louis Napoleon (later Emperor Napoleon III), whom he served four times as minister of finance and once (1852–60) as minister of state.
In his tenure as finance minister the Bank of Algeria was founded and the floating debt was reduced (1863) by a loan.
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