Edmond-Charles Gen T

Edmond-Charles Gen T

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Edmond-Charles Gen t, also known as Citizen Gen t, was a French ambassador to the United States during the French Revolution. Gen t was born in Versailles in 1763. He was the ninth child and only son of a French civil servant, Edmond Jacques Genet, head clerk in the ministry of foreign affairs. The elder Genet analyzed British naval strength during the Seven Years War and monitored the progress of the American Revolutionary War. Gen t was a prodigy who could read French, English, Italian, Latin, Swedish, and German by the age of 12. At 18, Gen t was appointed court translator, and in 1788 he was sent to the French embassy in Saint Petersburg. Over time, Gen t became disenchanted with the ancien r gime, learning to despise not just the French monarchy but all monarchical systems, including Tsarist Russia under Catherine the Greatshow more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Acu Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135751689
  • 9786135751680