Berryer, Pierre-Antoine


Berryer, Pierre-Antoine

▪ French lawyer and politician
born Jan. 4, 1790, Paris, France
died Nov. 29, 1868, Augerville

      French lawyer and politician, defender of the freedom of the press during the reigns of King Louis-Philippe and Napoleon III.

      Called to the bar in 1811, Berryer wrote articles supporting monarchy and the papal powers of Roman Catholicism. He defended infringers of the monarchy's press laws and won the acquittal of the liberal Roman Catholic cleric Hugues-Félicité-Robert de Lamennais (Lamennais, Félicité) in 1826. Elected to the Chamber of Deputies in January 1830, he remained one of the sole representatives of Roman Catholic royalism after the July Revolution and opposed the election of a new king, universal suffrage, and the banishing of Charles X. In 1832 he attempted unsuccessfully to dissuade the Duchess de Berry from her attempted uprising to place on the throne her son, Henri, Count de Chambord, the legitimist candidate.

      Berryer defended Louis-Napoleon (later Napoleon III) after his attempted coup (1840). Berryer's support of religious liberty and of the pretender Count de Chambord brought him into opposition with the leader of the left centrists, Adolphe Thiers. After the Revolution of 1848, he served in the Constituent Assembly seeking unity among royalist factions. Despite his previous defense of Louis-Napoleon, he opposed his coup d'état in 1851, which led to the Second Empire, and Berryer was briefly imprisoned. He returned to his law practice, was elected to the French Academy in 1855, and in 1863 was elected to the Legislative Assembly as an adversary of the empire.

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