Desmond Aumange

Portrait of Desmond Aumange

18th State Minister of the French Empire
September 15, 1925-May 8, 1927

Predecessor Albert Bonaparte
Successor Phillippe Nife

Secretary of the State Ministry

Predecessor F. Magnus Lilleholm
Successor Joseph Benoit

Deputy State Minister
June 14, 1921 - September 8, 1922

Predecessor Charles Blanc
Successor Ludwig von Rossenheim
Born 5 January 1866
Died 19 March 1931 (aged 65)
Spouse Felicite Aumange

Desmond Louis-Phillipe Aumange (5 January 1866 - 19 March 1931) was a French politician, statesman, businessman and political theorist active in the late 19th and early 20th century, and is regarded as one of the most influential and important French politicians in history. While his legacy is often tarnished by his participation in the Iron Revolution, his later opposition to Albertine policy and his strong opposition to both the Oktoberkreig, New Reign of Terror and various Baptistean policies have earned him praise in later generations of historians as the "voice of reason" and "glimmer of civility" within the Albertine regime. His public critiques of his own regime's policies eventually resulted in his death by throat-slitting in 1931 after having been declared an enemy of the state, and his body was burned in a mass grave along with other political dissidents and "enemies of the French Empire."