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Bastide, Jules, born in 1800 of respectable French family, attached himself early to the Liberal party, and assisted in carrying out the revolution of 1830. He then opposed himself to the Orleans dynasty, and for his share in the events of 1832 had to fly to England. Returning to Paris he began as a journalist to advocate Christian democracy. After 1848 he was for a time, conjointly with Lamartine, minister of foreign affairs, but at the December elections withdrew into private life, and occupied himself with writing on French history. He died in 1879.