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Chamfort, Sebastien Roch Nicolas

Born: 1741 AD
Died: 1794 AD, at 53 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Playwrights

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French author, Jacobin revolutionary, and wit

 

killed when being arrested on orders from French Convention


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Page last updated: 1:03pm, 25th Jul '06

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