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Louis-Élisabeth de la Vergne Tressan, comte de

(1705—1783)


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(1705–83).

French courtier and soldier, remembered for his pioneering collection of medieval romances. He adapted many of the most famous stories (Tristan, Lancelot, etc.) for the Bibliothèque universelle des romans; these are patchworks of various versions, with Tressan's own comments.

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