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Morny, Charles Auguste. Duc de (1811-65), French statesman, was the adopted son of the Comte de Morny. His mother was said to have been Hortense, Queen of Holland. He served with credit as an officer in Algeria, and afterwards evinced considerable abilities as a financier. In 1842 he became a deputy, and in 1851 was one of the chief contrivers of the coup d'etat, after which he was nominated by his supposed half-brother Minister of the Interior. He resigned office on account of the decree confiscating the Orleans property, but from 1854 till his death was president of the Corps LGgislatif.