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Louis-Antoine Garnier-Pagès


Louis-Antoine Garnier-Pagès

Louis-Antoine Garnier-Pagès
9th List of mayors of Paris
In office
24 February 1848 – 5 March 1848
Preceded by Office established (Jean-Baptiste Fleuriot-Lescot was mayor in 1794)
Succeeded by Armand Marrast
Minister of Finance
Provisional Government of the French Republic
In office
5 March 1848 – 11 May 1848
President Jacques-Charles Dupont de l'Eure
Preceded by Office established
Succeeded by Charles Duclerc
Minister without Portfolio
Government of National Defense
In office
President Louis Jules Trochu
Personal details
Born (1803-02-16)16 February 1803
Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône), France
Died 31 October 1878(1878-10-31) (aged 75)
Paris, France

Louis-Antoine Garnier-Pagès (16 February 1803 – 31 October 1878) was a French politician and active freemason[1] who fought on the barricades during the revolution of July.

Garnier-Pagès was born in Marseille. He served as a member of the Provisional Government of 1848 under Jacques-Charles Dupont de l'Eure as well as Mayor of Paris from February to March 1848, and then a member of the Government of National Defense (1870-1871) under Louis Jules Trochu as a minister without portfolio.

He was a keen promoter of reform, and was a leading spirit in the affair of the reform banquet fixed for 22 February 1848. He was a member of the provisional government of 1848, and was named mayor of Paris. On 5 March 1848 he was made minister of finance, and incurred great unpopularity by the imposition of additional taxes. He was a member of the Constituent Assembly and of the Executive Commission.

Under the Empire he was conspicuous in the republican opposition and opposed the war with Prussia, and after the fall of Napoleon III became a member of the Government of National Defence. Unsuccessful at the elections for the National Assembly (8 February 1871), he retired into private life. He wrote Histoire de la revolution de 1848 (1860–1862); Histoire de la commission executive (1869–1872); and L'Opposition et l'empire (1872). He died in Paris, aged 75.


  1. ^ Dictionnaire universelle de la Franc-Maçonnerie, page 311 (Marc de Jode, Monique Cara and Jean-Marc Cara, ed. Larousse , 2011)
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