Jean Monnet
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"Jean" Omer Marie Gabriel "Monnet" was a French political economist and diplomat. He is regarded by many as a chief architect of European Union/European unity and one of the founding fathers of the European Union. Never elected to public office, Monnet worked behind the scenes of American and European governments as a well-connected pragmatic internationalist. He was named patron of the 1980–1981 academic year at the College of Europe, in honour of his accomplishments.

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