Alphonse de Lamartine,
Writer, Poet, Politician, Statesman and Nobility
Co-Founder of the Second Republic
Philosophers and Historians are the most apt people to project the collective intellectual essence of mankind. They embody the spirit and educate the mind of humanity. They pave a perspective of past pathways on which we can move across our present and use their wisdom as a torch to light our future. And that is why their choices for the great among men, and their judgment of their deeds in setting off mankind’s great triumphs, trials and tribulations do count.
Great philosophers and thinkers have rendered judgments on Muhammad, the prophet of Islam. In reading Alphonse de Lamartine, we stand before a judge, from the age of enlightenment; a Writer, a Poet, a Politician and Revolutionary nobility with power, wisdom, leadership and certitude.
Alphonse de Lamartine, as were all French men of his genre, was born and raised Catholic, but turned Pantheist Naturalist; which is the more moderate form of Pantheism; an arcane, little known semi-extinct faith. He is the author of the poetic masterpiece “Jocelyn and La Chute d'un ange” and wrote Histoire des Girondins, which topped the greatest of French literary works and earned him an unprecedented membership in France’s most prestigious Académie Française.
He was chosen premier for a time of turmoil for France and held the dossier of France’s Minister of Foreign Affairs. But his political career reached panacea when he was appointed member of France’s Supreme Executive Committee and was instrumental in laying the foundation of the Second Republic.
With such eminent curriculum vitae, it is hardly surprising that he should have no difficulty recognizing greatness when it came before his notice.