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(1850) Act granting legal status to independent secondary schools in France. It was sponsored by Count Frédéric-Alfred-Pierre de Falloux (1811–1886), minister of education in the Second Republic, and one of its main architects was a Catholic bishop, Félix-Antoine-Philibert Dupanloup (1802–1878). Under the guise of freedom of education, it restored much of the church's traditional influence.
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