François-René de Chateaubriand, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

François-René de Chateaubriand

French writer, politician, diplomat and historian

Date of Birth: 04-Sep-1768

Place of Birth: Saint-Malo, Brittany, France

Date of Death: 04-Jul-1848

Profession: writer, military personnel, poet, politician, diplomat, historian, translator, biographer, journalist, literary critic, novelist, essayist

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Virgo


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About François-René de Chateaubriand

  • François-René, vicomte de Chateaubriand (1768–1848) was a French writer, politician, diplomat and historian who founded Romanticism in French literature.
  • Descended from an old aristocratic family from Brittany, Chateaubriand was a royalist by political disposition.
  • In an age when a number of intellectuals turned against the Church, he authored the Génie du christianisme in defense of the Catholic faith.
  • His works include the autobiography Mémoires d'Outre-Tombe ("Memoirs from Beyond the Grave"), published posthumously in 1849–1850. Historian Peter Gay says that Chateaubriand saw himself as the greatest lover, the greatest writer, and the greatest philosopher of his age.
  • Gay states that Chateaubriand "dominated the literary scene in France in the first half of the nineteenth century".

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