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Henry Brougham
Birth: Aug. 19, 1778
Death: Apr. 7, 1868

British Politician. Henry, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux, was a writer, lawyer, scientist, abolitionist, and Whig politician. He served as Lord Councilor from 1830 to 1834. He was instrumental in the passing of the Reform Act of 1832 and the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 in Great Britain. He holds the record for the longest non-stop speech given in the House of Commons that lasted six hours. He invented a four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage that was named after him, a brougham. He purchased land at Cannes, France, when it was still a fishing community and used his influence in the building of the breakwater and the port, and in bringing the canal and the railroad to the city. Through his influence the city became a sanitorium to the leading citizens of Europe. From him the beach front became known as the Promenade des Anglais. When he died, the City of Cannes designated the section of the Grand Jas Cemetery in which Brougham was buried as the British Cemetery. (bio by: Jerry Shepherd) 
 
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Cimetière du Grand Jas de Cannes
Cannes
Departement des Alpes-Maritimes
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
 
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Record added: Feb 04, 2007
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