Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès

French priest and statesman

Date of Birth: 03-May-1748

Place of Birth: Fréjus, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

Date of Death: 20-Jun-1836

Profession: writer, politician, diplomat, cleric, sociologist

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès

  • Emmanuel Joseph Sieyès (3 May 1748 – 20 June 1836), most commonly known as the abbé Sieyès (French: [sjej?s]), was a French Roman Catholic abbé, clergyman and political writer.
  • He was one of the chief political theorists of the French Revolution, and also played a prominent role in the French Consulate and First French Empire. His 1789 pamphlet What Is the Third Estate? became the manifesto of the Revolution, helping to transform the Estates-General into the National Assembly in June 1789.
  • He was offered a position on the French Directory, but turned it down.
  • After becoming a director in 1799, he was among the instigators of the coup d'état of 18 Brumaire (9 November), which brought Napoleon Bonaparte to power.
  • He also coined the term "sociologie" in an unpublished manuscript, and made significant theoretical contributions to the nascent social sciences.

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