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Boulanger, George Ernest Jean Marie

Born:
1837
Died:
1891
Forenames:
George Ernest Jean Marie
Surname:
Boulanger

French politician and general. FH says he met him in Paris in 1889, when Boulanger was being urged to lead a coup d'├ętat, and that he was present at the fateful moment when Boulanger lost his nerve, despite FH's urgings.

Later when Boulanger had fled to England, FH says he 'dined with him once or twice in Portland Place but it was depressing and the champagne was appalling, sweet as sugar'.

Sources:
LL