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French Jean-Pierre CLARIS DE FLORIAN

French poet and romance writer

Source :  Jacques CHANIS

Born: on March 06, 1755 in Sauve, France
Died: on September 13, 1794 in Sceaux, France


His mother, a Spanish lady named Gilette de Salgues, died when he was a child. He was brought up by his grandfather and studied at St. Hippolyte. His uncle and guardian, the Marquis of Florian, who had married a niece of Voltaire, introduced him at the château de Ferney and in 1768 he became page at Anet in the household of the Duc de Penthièvre, who remained his friend throughout his life. Having studied for some time at the artillery school at Bapaume he obtained from his patron a captain's commission in the dragoon regiment of Penthièvre.

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