|Alphonse Marie Louis de Prat de Lamartine (21 October 1790 – 28 February 1869)|
"The founder of twenty terrestrial empires and of one spiritual empire, that is Muhammed. As regards all standards by which human greatness may be measured, we may well ask, is there any man greater than he? "
- Lamartine -
Ref: Historie de la Turquie, Paris 1854, Vol. 11 pp. 276-2727