Meaning of Talleyrand, Charles de in English:

Talleyrand, Charles de

Pronunciation /ˈtalɪrand/ /talɛʀɑ̃/

proper noun

  • (1754–1838), French statesman; full name Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord. Involved in the coup that brought Napoleon to power, he became head of the new government after the fall of Napoleon (1814) and was later instrumental in the overthrow of Charles X and the accession of Louis Philippe (1830).