Flahaut de La Billarderie, Auguste Charles Joseph, comte de

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Auguste Charles Joseph Flahaut de La Billarderie, comte de (ōgüst´ shärl zhōzĕf´ kôNt də fläō´ də lä bēyärdərē´), 1785–1870, French general and statesman; illegitimate son of Charles Maurice de Talleyrand and Adèle de Flahaut. He fought under Napoleon I and served as ambassador to Berlin, London, and Vienna under Louis Philippe. He supported the coup (1851) of Louis Napoleon (later Napoleon III) and served again (1860–62) as ambassador to London. The lover of Hortense de Beauharnais, Flahaut was the father of Napoleon III's half-brother, the duc de Morny.