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François-René de Chateaubriand
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Born: September 4, 1768

Died: July 4, 1848 (aged 79)

Nationality: French

Occupation: Politician, diplomat, writer, historian

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

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We sacrifice to dress, till household joys And comforts cease. Dress drains our cellar dry, And keeps our larder clean; puts out our fires, And introduces hunger, frost and woe, Where peace and hospitality might reign. Dress changes the manners.
Voltaire

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