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de Chateaubriand, Francois Auguste Rene, 1768-1848



  • Existence: 1768 - 1848


François-René, vicomte de Chateaubriand (1768–1848) was a French writer, politician, diplomat and historian who founded Romanticism in French literature. Descended from an old aristocratic family from Brittany, Chateaubriand was a royalist by political disposition. In an age when a number of intellectuals turned against the Church, he authored the Génie du christianisme in defense of the Catholic faith. His works include the autobiography Mémoires d'Outre-Tombe ("Memoirs from Beyond the Grave"), published posthumously in 1849–1850.

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Francois Auguste Rene, Vicomte de Chateaubriand letter

Identifier: Mss 817331
Mss 817331
Date(s): 1817-05-31

In English.

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