Charles Bresson, count de, a French diplomatist, born in Paris, died by his own hand in Naples, Nov. 2, 1847. His father was one of the chief clerks in the department of foreign affairs. During the restoration he was sent on a special mission to the republic of Colombia. After the revolution of 1830 he entered the service of Louis Philippe, and was appointed charge d'affaires and afterward minister in Berlin. In 1834 he was made minister of foreign affairs, and afterward sent again to Berlin as ambassador. During this embassy, in 1837, he negotiated the marriage of the duke of Orleans with the princess Helen of Mecklenburg, and was created a peer. In 1841 he was made ambassador to Madrid, where he brought about the marriage of the duke of Montpensier with the sister of Isabella II., and of the queen herself with her first cousin, the infante Francisco de Assis. For this service Bresson expected to be rewarded by the embassy to London, but failed to obtain it, and was sent in 1847 as ambassador to Naples. The king of the Two Sicilies, whose hope of securing the hand of a Spanish princess for one of his brothers had been frustrated by Bresson's negotiations, received him in the most offensive manner; and the affront, preying upon a mind already smarting under humiliation, led him to commit suicide.