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Encyclopedia > Pierre Soulé

Pierre Soulé (August 31, 1801March 26, 1870) was a U.S. politician and diplomat during the mid-19th century. He is best known for his role in writing the Ostend Manifesto, which was written in 1854 as part of an attempt to annex Cuba to the United States. August 31 is the 243rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (244th in leap years), with 122 days remaining, as the final day of August. ... Events January 1 - Legislative union of Ireland completed under the Act of Union 1800, bringing about the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (86th in leap years). ... 1870 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... The United States of America — also referred to as the United States, the U.S.A., the U.S., America, the States, or (archaically) Columbia—is a federal republic of 50 states located primarily in central North America (with the exception of two states: Alaska and Hawaii). ... 1854 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The Republic of Cuba is an archipelago in the northern Caribbean that lies at the confluence of the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. ...

Soulé was born in Castillon-en-Couserans, a village near Bordeaux, France. He was exiled from France for revolutionary activities, allowed to return, then imprisoned several years later for his continued opposition to the government. In 1825 he escaped prison, and fled first to the United Kingdom, then to Haiti, and finally to the United States, where he settled down in New Orleans and became a lawyer. City motto: Lilia sola regunt lunam undas castra leonem. ... The French Republic or France (French: République française or France) is a country whose metropolitan territory is located in western Europe, and which is further made up of a collection of overseas islands and territories located in other continents. ... Events January 4 - King Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies dies and is succeeded by his son Francis I of the Two Sicilies. ... The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent... Haiti is a country situated on the western third of the island of Hispaniola and the smaller islands of La Gonâve, La Tortue (Tortuga), Grande Caye, and Ile a Vache in the Caribbean Sea, east of Cuba; the Dominican Republic shares Hispaniola with Haiti. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ...

In 1847, Soulé sat briefly in the United States Senate as a Democrat. He returned to the Senate from 1849 to 1853. He then resigned to take an appointment as U.S. Minister to Spain, a post he held until 1855. Events January January 4 - Samuel Colt sells his first revolver pistol to the United States government. ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... 1849 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1853 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... 1855 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...

Soulé opposed Southern secession before the American Civil War, but supported his state, Louisiana, after the war began. He was captured by Federal troops and imprisoned as a Confederate sympathizer, but was able to escape back to Confederate territory. After the war ended in 1865, he fled to Havana to escape further imprisonment. The American Civil War was fought in the United States from 1861 until 1865 between the United States – forces coming mostly from the 23 northern states of the Union – and the newly-formed Confederate States of America, which consisted of 11 southern states that had declared their secession. ... Louisiana is a southern state of the United States of America. ... 1865 is a common year starting on Sunday. ... This article is about the Cuban city. ...

Eventually, Soulé was allowed by the federal government to return to U.S. soil, and he died in New Orleans.




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