Portrait of François Guizot - Paul Delaroche

Portrait of François Guizot: Paul Delaroche

Portrait of François Guizot is an 1839 painting by French Romantic artist Paul Delaroche. This work is located in the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in Copenhagen, Denmark.

François Guizot

François Guizot (1787–1874) was a French historian, politician, and statesman who played a significant role in 19th-century France. He was born on October 4, 1787, in Nîmes, France. Guizot was a key figure during the July Monarchy (1830–1848) and served in various prominent political roles.

Guizot was known for his conservative political views and was a supporter of constitutional monarchy. He held several ministerial positions, including Minister of Education under King Louis-Philippe. Guizot was a leading figure in shaping educational policies during his tenure, emphasizing the importance of primary education and literacy.

His political career reached its peak when he became Prime Minister of France from 1847 to 1848, ten years after this portrait was painted. However, his government faced increasing opposition and unrest, eventually leading to the February Revolution of 1848, which resulted in the fall of the July Monarchy.

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