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André Morellet

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Modern History (1700 to 1945).

(1727–1819), French thinker and reformer.

Morellet's long career is important because it illustrates the complex interaction between Enlightenment liberalism and French...

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Ann Yearsley

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Modern History (1700 to 1945).

(1752–1806),

the daughter of a dairywoman, pursued her mother's trade. She published three collections of poems (Poems, on Several Occasions, 1785; Poems on Various Subjects, 1787;...

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Anne-Thérèse de Lambert

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Modern History (1700 to 1945).

(1647–1733), French essayist and salon hostess.

Born Anne-Thérèse Marguenat de Courcelles in Paris, into a middle-class family that had been elevated to the gentry, she lost her...

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Antoine-Louis-Claude Destutt de Tracy

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Modern History (1700 to 1945).

(1754–1836), French philosopher.

In a memoir of 20 June 1796 at the Class of Moral and Political Sciences of the new National Institute, Destutt de Tracy invented the term...

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Charles-Joseph Panckoucke

Overview page. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945) — Bibliography.

 (1736–98) French publisher and bookseller.

Beginning his career in Lille, where his father was a printer and publisher, he moved to Paris in 1762, soon becoming the wealthiest and...

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Christian Garve

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Modern History (1700 to 1945).

(1742–1798), German writer, scholar, and translator.

A major Aufklärer (German Enlightenment figure), Garve was instrumental in popularizing and diffusing ideas from France and...

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Claire Clairmont

Overview page. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945) — Literature.

(1798–1879),

daughter of Mary Clairmont, who became William Godwin's second wife. She accompanied Mary Godwin on her elopement with Shelley, and in spite of pursuit remained with...

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Constantin-François de Chassebœuf Volney

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Comte de (1757–1820)

French historian, travel writer, and philosophe, author of Les Ruines, ou méditation sur les révolutions des empires (1791: Ruins, or Meditations on the...

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Della Cruscans

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Modern History (1700 to 1945).

A band of poets, led by Robert Merry (1755–98), who produced affected, sentimental, and highly ornamented verse towards the end of the 18th cent. Merry lived in Florence from 1784 to 1787...

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Edward Williams

Overview page. Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945) — Literature.

(1747–1826),

poet and antiquary: b. Pen‐onn; educ., lives, and d. at Flemingston; visits Gwern‐y‐Clepa (Newport, South Wales); keeps bookshop at Cowbridge. Dagrau yr Awen 1772,...

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