Louis Amédée Achard, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Louis Amédée Achard

French novelist

Date of Birth: 19-Apr-1814

Place of Birth: Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France

Date of Death: 25-Mar-1875

Profession: writer, playwright, journalist, novelist

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Aries

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About Louis Amédée Achard

  • Louis Amédée Eugène Achard (19 April 1814 – 25 March 1875) was a prolific French novelist. Achard was born in Marseille.
  • After a short stay near Algiers, where he supervised a farm, he went to Toulouse, and then Marseille, where he became a journalist and wrote for the Sémaphore.
  • He moved to Paris, where he wrote for the Vert-Vert, the Entracte, the Charivari, and the Époque.
  • Achard wrote extensively for the Époque, even writing for his colleagues when they lacked inspiration.
  • He then collaborated in the satirical journal Le Pamphlet, and was gravely wounded in a duel with a man named Fiorentino, whom he had defamed.
  • While still convalescent, he left for Italy with the French Army to cover the war for the Journal des Débats. Achard was a prolific writer.
  • In addition to his journalism, he wrote about thirty plays and about forty books.
  • He is known today primarily for his cloak and dagger novels.
  • Some incorrectly claim that he was the originator of the term (Ponson du Terrail used the term a little before him), but he did write a novel called la Cape et l'Épée (The Cloak and Dagger) in 1875.
  • Achard also wrote many books on manners.
  • He died, aged 60, in Paris.

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