Choiseul, Duc de (17191795)

Choiseul, Duc de, minister of Louis XV.; served his master in various capacities; was rewarded with a peerage; effected many reforms in the army, strengthened the navy, and aided in bringing about the family compact of the Bourbons; exercised a great influence on the politics of Europe; was nicknamed by Catharine of Russia Le Cocher de l'Europe, “the Driver of Europe”; but becoming obnoxious to Mme. du Barry, “in whom he would discern nothing but a wonderfully dizened scarlet woman,” was dismissed from the helm of affairs, Louis's “last substantial man” (17191795).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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Chladni, Friedrich
Chlopicki, Joseph
Chloral
Chlorine
Chloris
Chloroform
Chlorophyll
Chlorosis
Chocolate
Chocktaws
Choiseul, Duc de
Choisy, Abbé
Cholera Morbus
Cholet
Cholula
Chopin
Chorley
Chorus
Chosroës I.
Chouans
Chrétien