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Bonald, Louis Gabriel Ambroise
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(viscount; Oct 2, 1754, Millau, Dépt. Aveyron – Nov 23, 1840, Millau), French statesman and philosopher. He studied in Paris and at the Oratorian college in Juilly. In 1785, he became mayor in Millau, an office he held until 1790 when he stepped down because of the civil constitution of the clergy. In 1791 he emigrated to Heidelberg, where he authored his first philosophical-political work, Theorie du pouvoir politique et religieux (3 vols.; Constance, 1796). He returned to France in 1797. With F.R. de Chateaubriand, Bonald published the Mercure de France. His major po…

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Wieland, Georg, “Bonald, Louis Gabriel Ambroise”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 03 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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