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Flahault de la Billarderie, Auguste Charles Joseph, Comte de (1785-1870), a French general and diplomatist, born in Paris. His father, a marshal, was guillotined in 1793. The boy went to England with his mother, but returned later to France, and took part in the Italian campaign, becoming eventually aide-de-camp to Napoleon. He rapidly advanced, but in 1825 he was exiled. In 1830 he returned to France, and was made a peer, and received the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour, and was made ambassador to Berlin and Vienna. Under Napoleon III. he was made a senator, Chancellor of the Legion of Honour, and ambassador to England.