Albert, the pseudonyme of Alexandre Martin, a member of the French provisional government of 1848, born at Bury, department of Oise, April 27, 1815. He was a maker of mechanical models, and continued to work at his trade after he became prominent as an agitator, and in 1840 as founder of a revolutionary journal entitled L'Atelier, written by working men exclusively. A friend of Louis Blanc, he became a member of the provisional government as a special representative of the working classes, and always signed himself "Albert, ouvrier." He was elected to the constituent assembly for the department of the Seine; but being implicated in the uprising of May 15, he was sentenced to transportation, and remained in prison till the amnesty of 1854. Albert does not figure in the history of the Commune of 1871.