Louis-Alexandre Foucher de Careil (1826-1891)

Louis-Alexandre Foucher de Careil, Ambassador & Senator of Seine-et-Marne

Associated Houses

Villa Maria Serena


He was born in Paris, the grandson of one of Napoleon's Generals and a Baron of the Empire, Louis-Francois Foucher de Careil. He made a name for himself early in his career by publishing the works of the philosopher Leibniz. Entering politics, he was elected to the General Council at Calvados where he owned several properties. He toured the United States between 1869 and 1871 and on his return was appointed Director-General of Ambulances in Brittany and the Prefect of Seine-et-Marne in 1872. From 1876 to his death, he was Senator for Seine-et-Marne and from 1883 to 1886, he was the French Ambassador to Austria-Hungary. He was a Commander de la Légion d'Honneur and a founder of the National Society of Agriculture. In 1851, at Paris, he married Amélie Fayau de Vilgruy (1829-1911) and had a son and two daughters. 


Contributed by Mark Meredith on 29/06/2021 and last updated on 29/06/2021.