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Joseph Fouché

French statesman

Died when: 61 years 218 days (739 months)
Star Sign: Gemini

 

Joseph Fouché

Joseph Fouché, 1st Duc d'Otrante, 1st Comte Fouché (21 May 1759 – 25 December 1820) was a French statesman, revolutionary, and Minister of Police under First Consul Napoleon Bonaparte, who later became Emperor Napoleon.

He was particularly known for the ferocity with which he suppressed the Lyon insurrection during the Revolution in 1793 and for being minister of police under the Directory, the Consulate, and the Empire.

In English texts, his title is often translated as Duke of Otranto.


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