François-René de Chateaubriand

François-René de Chateaubriand

Born: September 4, 1768

Died: July 4, 1848

Nationality: French

Occupation: Politician, diplomat, writer, historian

Biography: François-René, vicomte de Chateaubriand was a French writer, politician, diplomat and historian. He is considered the founder of Romanticism in French literature.

Source/Notes: As quoted in Culture and Progress (1930) by Wilson Dallam Wallis
Source/Notes: Book II: Ch. 1:The School at Dol – Mathematics and Languages – The nature of my memory - Mémoires d'outre-tombe (1848 – 1850)

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Source/Notes: Book XXVIII, Ch. 2: The Opposition follows me - Mémoires d'outre-tombe (1848 – 1850)

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