The Great Officers of the Crown were appointed by the King of France and there were seven all told. Their was no prime minister but there was a Chief Minister at times. A similar list called the Great Dignitaries of the Empire was made by Napoleon with these positions being, usually, an honorific. Kings ruled in France from the Middle Ages to 1848. ... For other uses, see Napoleon (disambiguation). ...
Les officiers de la Maison du Roi et le cérémonial public de Henri III à Louis XVI
Categories: Titles | History of France In the United Kingdom, the Great Officers of State are officers who either inherit their positions or are appointed by the Crown, and exercise certain ceremonial functions. ...
The internal problems of France and the exhausting wars she carried on, the preoccupation of Great Britain with the American Revolution, and the jealousies and antagonisms between France and England afforded the opportunity for Russia, Prussia and Austria to proceed unhampered with reference to Poland.
The interests of Great Britain in the East at that time were purely commercial and the fate of Poland was a matter of indifference to her as long as she was assured by the treaty of May 1774, with Frederick the Great, of all former commercial rights at Danzig and Western Priissia.
The antagonism between Austria and France was bitter and after Prussia sealed her compact with the French Republic at Basel on April 5, 1795, the old enmity of Austria toward Prussia was revived and the robber triumvirate was divided against itself.
A great churchman, Hincmar, Archbishop of Rheims (806-82), was the deviser of the new arrangement.
France's national heroine was thus heralded by the fancy of her contemporaries, by Christine de Pisan, and by that Venetian merchant whose letters have been preserved for us in the Morosini Chronicle, as a heroine whose aims were as wide as Christianity itself.
The allowance made by France to the auditor was discontinued in 1882, but the office has survived, and the reorganization of the tribunal of the Rota made by Pope Pius X (September and October 1908) was followed by the appointment of a French auditor.
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