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Changarnier, Nicolas Anne Theodule, general, was born in 1793 at Autun. After serving in Algeria, he was appointed in 1848 provisional governor of that province, soon after, however, proceeding to Paris to take command of the National Guard. While opposing the Bonapartists in the Legislature he did not identify himself with the Orleanists or the Legitimists, and on the coup d'etat of December, 1851, he went into exile. On the outbreak of the Franco-German war, however, he offered his services to Napoleon, and was shut up in Metz with Bazaine. After the war he entered the Assembly, and proved a valuable aid to Thiers in reorganising the army. He died in 1877 at Versailles.