Berry, Jean de France, duke de

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Berry, Jean de France, duke de

biographical name

(born Jan. 24, 1778, Versailles, France—died Feb. 14, 1820, Paris) French nobleman. Son of the future Charles X, he left France at the outbreak of the French Revolution and lived abroad until 1815. His assassination by a Bonapartist fanatic marked a turning point in the Bourbon Restoration, hastening the downfall of the moderate Decazes government and the polarization into liberal and royalist groups.

Variants of BERRY, JEAN DE FRANCE, DUKE DE

Berry, Jean de France, duke de orig. Charles-Ferdinand de Bourbon

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