Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Pierre Choderlos de Laclos

French novelist, official and army general

Date of Birth: 18-Oct-1741

Place of Birth: Amiens, Hauts-de-France, France

Date of Death: 05-Sep-1803

Profession: writer, military officer, inventor, novelist

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About Pierre Choderlos de Laclos

  • Pierre Ambroise François Choderlos de Laclos (French: [pj?? ?~b?waz f??~swa ??d??lo d? laklo]; 18 October 1741 – 5 September 1803) was a French novelist, official, freemason and army general, best known for writing the epistolary novel Les Liaisons dangereuses (Dangerous Liaisons) (1782). A unique case in French literature, he was for a long time considered to be as scandalous a writer as the Marquis de Sade or Nicolas-Edme Rétif.
  • He was a military officer with no illusions about human relations, and an amateur writer; however, his initial plan was to "write a work which departed from the ordinary, which made a noise, and which would remain on earth after his death"; from this point of view he mostly attained his goals with the fame of his masterwork Les Liaisons dangereuses. It is one of the masterpieces of novelistic literature of the 18th century, which explores the amorous intrigues of the aristocracy.
  • It has inspired many critical and analytic commentaries, plays and films.

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