Pierre Desfontaines, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Pierre Desfontaines

French writer

Date of Birth: 29-Jun-1685

Place of Birth: Rouen, Normandy, France

Date of Death: 16-Dec-1745

Profession: writer, translator, journalist, literary critic, religious servant

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Cancer

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About Pierre Desfontaines

  • The AbbĂ© Pierre François Guyot-Desfontaines (1685 in Rouen – 16 December 1745 in Paris) was a French journalist, translator and popular historian. Known today for his quarrels with Voltaire, Desfontaines can be regarded as the founder of the new literary criticism and journalism in France, insofar as he sought to found his criticism on aesthetic and ethical lines, rather than merely summarising, reproducing or paraphrasing.

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