Louis-Jules Trochu

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Louis-Jules Trochu
Interim French Head of State
26th Prime Minister of France
In office
4 September 1870 – 13 February 1871
Preceded byEmperor Napoleon III (Head of State)
Charles Cousin-Montauban (Prime Minister)
Succeeded byAdolphe Thiers (President of France)
Jules Dufaure (Chief of Government)
Personal details
Born(1815-03-12)12 March 1815
Le Palais, France
Died7 October 1896(1896-10-07) (aged 81)
Tours, France

Louis-Jules Trochu (French pronunciation: ​[lwi ʒyl tʁɔʃy]; 12 March 1815 – 7 October 1896) was a French military leader and politician. He served as President of the Government of National Defense—France's de facto head of state—from 4 September 1870 until his resignation on 22 January 1871.[1]

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  1.  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Trochu, Louis Jules". Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 27 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 298.