Etienne Dujardin Beaumetz........................................................


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Etienne Dujardin Beaumetz Rennes le Chateau


Etienne Dujardin-Beaumetz


Henri Charles Etienne was born in Paris on September 29th 1852.
He died in La bézole on September 27th 1913.

In 1884 he married Eulalie Juliette Marie Louise Petiet who was a famous paintor from Limoux. She died on April 17th 1893.

His father was appointed as prefect of Puy de Dôme in 1848.


The paintor

He was interested in painting and he was the pupil of Maîtres Cadanel and Roux.

He painted pictures of the military life and many portraits. He even got a price at the 1889 World Fair.

In 1875 he starts exhibiting under his mother's name: Etienne Beaumetz.

His more famous paintings are "Ils ne l'auront pas"(1887) and "Salut à la victoire"(1888).


The politician

He was elected at the general council for the district of Limoux in 1887 and was elected as the president of the district assembly three times. On September 22 1889, he became the deputy for Aude. He was reelected in 1893, 1898, 1902, 1906 and 1910. He was highly regarded in the Palais Bourbon. He was a member of the Gauche Democratique (democratic left wing)and he said he loved justice and humanity. He voted for :
 -the reduction of the length of military service
-the law against congregations
-the separation of the Church from the State

In 1896, he was the president of the Radical Left, then he was the vice-president of the budget commission.

In 1899 he was a reporter for the Beaux Arts budget.

In 1900 he was the president of the agriculture commission.

In 1905 he was appointed as the secretary of Beaux Arts under Rouvier's government. He was appointed again to this charge under Sarrien's, Clémenceau's, Briand's, Monis',and Cailhaux's government.

In 1907, he sided with the wine growers who were revolting instead of preparing his electoral campaign.

In 1911, he is criticized by chansonniers when the MonaLisa disappears.

On January 7th 1912, he is elected senator for Aude

Tombe d'Etienne Dujardin-Beaumetz, Cliquez pour agrandir

Marie Petiet and Etienne Dujardin-Beaumetz in La Bézole. He loved his wife and he decided that his recumbent statue would watch over her last sleep.



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