Falloux, Frederic Alfred Pierre, Comte de, was born at Angers in 1811. He devoted himself to politics, espousing with warmth the cause of the Bourbons and the ancien regime. After expressing his views in a couple of historical works on Louis XVI. and Pius V., he obtained admission to the Chamber of Deputies, where he allied himself with Montalembert and Berryer, taking a special interest in educational questions. In 1848 he opposed the Revolution, and supported the occupation of Rome. Louis Napoleon, as President, gave him the portfolio of Public Instruction, but after the coup d'etat he retired into private life, dying at his country-house near Angers in 1886. He was elected to the French Academy, and wrote in his later years one or two devotional works and a history of La Convention du 15 Septembre.