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Encyclopedia > Polignac

Polignac is a French card game for four players.


Polignac is also the name of several communes in France:

  • Polignac, in the Charente-Maritime département
  • Polignac, in the Haute-Loire département

Polignac is the name of several persons:


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Polignac - LoveToKnow 1911 (566 words)
The first member of the family who was of any historical importance was Cardinal Melchior de Polignac (1661-1742), a younger son of Armand XVI., marquis de Polignac, who at an early age achieved distinction as a diplomatist.
In 1695 he was sent as ambassador to Poland, where he contrived to bring about the election of the prince of Conti as successor to John Sobieski (1697).
His appointment was taken as symbolical of the king's intention to overthrow the constitution, and Polignac, with the other ministers, was held responsible for the policy which culminated in the issue of the Four Ordinances which were the immediate cause of the revolution of July 1830.
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