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He was Military Governor of French Morocco from 4 August 1907 to 28 April, 1912, and Resident-General of French Morocco from April 28, 1912 to 25 August, 1925. An extremely apt colonial administrator, he is considered to be the creator of modern Morocco.
He was elected a member of the Académie française in 1912.
The town of Kenitra was called "Port Lyautey" for a while, after him.
Lyautey is the author of the famous quote, often not attributed to him, on dialects stating that "a language is a dialect which owns an army, a navy and an air force" ("Une langue, c'est un dialecte qui possède une armée, une marine et une aviation.").
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