Antoine Imbert Gourbeyre de la Touche 1818 – 1912

NiceAntoine Imbert Gourbeyre de la Touche 1818 – 1912 MD was a French orthodox physician, Professor of Therapeutics and Materia Medica at the Medical School of Clermond Ferrand, who converted to homeopathy, to become President of the International Homeopathic Congress in Paris in 1867,

Gourbeyre first began to investigate homeopathy in order to refute it, but his studies convinced him instead to convert to homeopathy,

Gourbeyre was a colleague of Jose Nunez Pernia Marquis de Nunez,

Gourbeyre practiced in Nice, Continue reading Antoine Imbert Gourbeyre de la Touche 1818 – 1912

Charles Francois Gounod 1818 – 1893

Charles Francois Gounod 1818 – 1893Charles Francois Gounod 1818 – 1893 was a French composer

Gounod was a friend of Pauline Viardot García, the homeopath Gaston Hoffmann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Adelina Patti,

Thomas R Mackern was the homeopath of Georgina Weldon and her husband, and he was also called to treat Charles Gounod during his illness (as was his colleague Wilberforce Smith), when he was staying with Georgina Weldon,

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Talleyrand 1754 – 1838

Talleyrand 1754 - 1838Charles Maurice de Talleyrand Perigord 1st Sovereign Prince of Beneventum 1754 – 1838 was a French diplomat. He worked successfully from the regime of Louis XVI, through the French Revolution and then under Napoleon Bonaparte, Louis XVIII, Charles X, and Louis Philippe.

Known since the turn of the 19th century simply by the name Talleyrand, he is widely regarded as one of the most versatile and influential diplomats in European history.

Talleyrand was a contemporary of Samuel Hahnemann, and Talleyrand would have been aware that the Bonaparte Family were close friends and benefactors of the Hahnemann’s.

Talleyrand was a patient of homeopathy, and his case of constipation is written up in The British homoeopathic review, Volume 33 in 1889,

Talleyrand knew Tsar Alexander I, Francois Rene Vicomte de Chateaubriand, Ferdinand Victor Eugene Delacroix, Fanny Mendelssohn, Henry William Paget Marquess of Anglesey, James de Rothschild, and many of the high political movers and shakers of his age.

Tallyrand was also a frequent visitor at Holland House, Continue reading Talleyrand 1754 – 1838

Olivier Emile Ollivier 1825 – 1913

Olivier Emile Ollivier 1825 – 1913Olivier Emile Ollivier 1825 – 1913 was a French statesman and the 30th Prime Minister of France.

Although a republican, he served as a cabinet minister under Napoleon III and led the process of turning his regime into a “liberal Empire”.

Emilie Ollivier was a staunch defender of homeopathy, and he publically promoted his defence (Anon, Harper’s Magazine, Volume 18, (Harper’s Magazine Company, 1859). Page 416), when he is reported as representing the Central Homeopathic Association of Paris in a libel case, which was brought against a Dr. Gallard for defaming homeopathy. Ollivier acted for the defense, and he delivered an impassioned presentation of the benefits of homeopathy, including a full history, ranking Samuel Hahnemann alongside Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leibniz,

Ollivier was the son in law of Marie, Comtesse d’Agoult, and he was also her son, reputedly the son of Marie, Comtesse d’Agoult and Franz Liszt.

Ollivier was also a friend of Emile de Girardin, Continue reading Olivier Emile Ollivier 1825 – 1913

Johann Theuille 1820 – 1909

MoscowJohann Theuille 1820? – 1909? MD was a French orthodox physician who converted to homeopathy and practiced in Moscow (1833), Charkoff, Vilnius, Kaunas, and Constantinople,

Theuille travelled to Philadelphia, where he went to take samples of his remedy Loimine (a preparation made from the pus of the plague), which subsequently found its way to Constantine Hering, and Samuel Swan,

Theuille’s name is listed in Allgemeine homöopathische Zeitung, Volumes 51-52, and his name is also  inscribed on the bust of Samuel Hahnemann in Paris,

Theuille was a colleague of Celut, Delmas, Gassowsky, Goldberg, Heimer, Samson von Himmelstorn, Gaston Hoffmann, Hubbenet, Johannson, Jolly, Maclacoff, Major, Roggrenbau,  Georg August Benjamin Schweikert, Strupp, Suboff, Wladimiroff,

Theuille, a homeopath in Moscow who made remedies from leprosy and the bubonic plague, Jolly wrote to Samuel Hahnemann about work that Theuille was doing in Moscow regarding the plague using the 30th dilution…

Theuille submitted cases and articles to various homeopathic publications.

Ferdinand Victor Eugene Delacroix 1798 – 1863

Ferdinand Victor Eugene Delacroix 1798 –  1863Ferdinand Victor Eugene Delacroix 1798 –  1863 was a French Romantic artist regarded from the outset of his career as the leader of the French Romantic school.

Delacroix was a friend of Charles Pierre Baudelaire, Georges de Bellio, Frederic Chopin, Theophile Gautier, David Ferdinand Koreff, Thomas Lawrence, Edouard Manet, Charles Auguste Louis Joseph duc de Morny, Pierre Auguste Renoir, James de Rothschild, Talleyrand, Continue reading Ferdinand Victor Eugene Delacroix 1798 – 1863