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Pierre-Suzanne-Augustin Cochin

Pierre-Suzanne-Augustin Cochin

French politician
Pierre-Suzanne-Augustin Cochin
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Intro French politician
Was Writer Politician
From France
Type Literature Politics
Gender male
Birth 12 December 1823, Paris
Death 13 March 1872 (aged 48 years)
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Biography

Pierre-Suzanne-Augustin Cochin (1823 – 1872), born in Paris, was a French politician and writer with an interest in social and economic issues. He was associated with Charles de Montalembert and the liberal branch of the Catholic Church in France and was elected mayor of the tenth arrondissement in Paris in 1853. A staunch opponent of slavery and advocate for the Union cause during the American Civil War, he was knighted by Pope Pius IX in 1862 for (in the words of Catholic journalist Orestes Brownson) his "admirable work on the Abolition of Slavery." He was the father of the Catholic politician Denys Cochin and the grandfather of the historian Augustin Cochin.

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