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François-René de Chateaubriand

French writer, politician, diplomat and historian (1768-1848)

1768   -   1848

movement: Romanticism
genre: novel, essay, memoir, autobiography
country of citizenship: France
native language: French
language of expression: French
occupation: translator, politician, diplomat, historian, poet, novelist, journalist, essayist, silent film actor, military personnel, biographer
award received: Officer of the Legion of Honour, Knight of the Royal and Military Order of Saint Louis, Knight of the Order of the Holy Spirit, Knight of the Order of Saint-Michel, Pour le Mérite for Sciences and Arts, Knight of the Order of the Golden Fleece, Order of the Black Eagle, Knight in the Order of the Holy Sepulchre, Order of St. Alexander Nevsky, Order of St. Andrew, Grand Cross of the Order of Christ, Grand Cross of the Order of Charles III
position held: ambassador of France to Sweden, Pair of France, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France, Minister of State, Ambassador of France to the United Kingdom, ambassador of France to the Holy See, seat 19 of the Académie française

François-René, vicomte de Chateaubriand (4 September 1768 – 4 July 1848) was a French writer, politician, diplomat and historian who had a notable influence on French literature of the nineteenth century. Descended from an old aristocratic family from Brittany, Chateaubriand was a royalist by political disposition. In an age when large numbers 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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Series

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Works

14

Mémoires d'Outre-Tombe

autobiography of François-René de Chateaubriand

author: François-René de Chateaubriand

1849

Atala

novella by François-René de Chateaubriand

author: François-René de Chateaubriand

1801

Les Natchez

boek van François René de Chateaubriand

author: François-René de Chateaubriand

Itinéraire de Paris à Jérusalem

book by François René de Chateaubriand

author: François-René de Chateaubriand

The Martyrs

1809 novel written by François-René de Chateaubriand

author: François-René de Chateaubriand

1809

Analyse raisonnée de l'histoire de France

book by François René de Chateaubriand

author: François-René de Chateaubriand

1861

Analyse raisonnée de l'histoire de France

book by François René de Chateaubriand

author: François-René de Chateaubriand

1845 or 1861

Articles

5

Mémoires d’outre-tombe - Préface testamentaire ( 1834 )

article published in the Revue des deux Mondes

author: François-René de Chateaubriand

Shakespeare ( 1836 )

article published in the Revue des deux Mondes

author: François-René de Chateaubriand

Le Congrès de Vérone/02 ( 1838 )

article published in the Revue des deux Mondes

author: François-René de Chateaubriand

Le Congrès de Vérone/01 ( 1838 )

article published in the Revue des deux Mondes

author: François-René de Chateaubriand

L’avenir du monde ( 1834 )

author: François-René de Chateaubriand

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