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Girardin, Louis-René [René-Louis], Marquis delocked

(b Paris, Feb 24, 1735; d Vernouillet, Sept 20, 1808).
  • Susan B. Taylor

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French landscape designer and writer. He inherited a considerable fortune, which allowed him to develop his interests as a seigneur-philosophe. In 1754 he joined the army and, following the cessation of the Seven Years War in 1763, entered military service at Lunéville under the exiled King of Poland, Stanislav I Leszczyński. Between ...

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