Delcassé, Théophile
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Delcassé, Théophile

(March 1, 1852, Pamiers [Ariège] – February 22, 1923, Nice), French politician (foreign minister). Delcassé was a journalist who entered politics as a disciple of Léon Gambetta. He remained deputy for his home department of Ariège from 1889 until 1919. His uninterrupted seven years’ service as foreign minister, from 1898 to 1905, was the most important period of his political career. Although his stance was for a long time anti-British rather than anti-German, it was during his…

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Becker, Jean-Jacques, “Delcassé, Théophile”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 13 December 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0153>
First published online: 2015



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