Édouard Thouvenel
Historical Figure
Nationality: France
Date of Birth: 1818
Date of Death: 1866
Cause of Death: Long-standing heart condition
Occupation: Politician, diplomat
Parents: Louis Thouvenel, Rose-Adèle Houzelle
Spouse: Marie
Children: A son
Political Office(s): Senator, Foreign Minister
Fictional Appearances:
The Guns of the South
POD: January 17, 1864
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference
Édouard Antoine de Thouvenel (11 November 1818 – 18 October 1866) was France's ambassador to the Ottoman Empire from 1855 to 1860, and French Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1860 to 1862.

Édouard Thouvenel in The Guns of the SouthEdit

After the Second American Revolution ended in 1864, Édouard Thouvenel, France's Foreign Minister, told Confederate Ambassador John Slidell that France would have been willing to recognize the Confederacy in 1862, but had delayed for two years because of the problem of slavery.[1][2]


Political offices
Preceded by
Jules Baroche
French Minister of Foreign Affairs
24 January 1860 - 15 October 1862
Succeeded by
Édouard Drouyn de Lhuys