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Armand Marie Jaques Chastenet de Puységur (1751–1825)

Chastenet de Puységur, Armand Marie Jaques (pwē-sā-gür’). A French soldier and writer; born at Paris, 1751; died at Buzancy, 1825. He entered the artillery service and distinguished himself, afterwards also espousing the cause of the Revolution. His chief fame, however, rests upon the fact of his having been a disciple of the famous Mesmer. His chief writings are: ‘Memoirs Touching the History and Establishment of Animal Magnetism’ (1784); ‘Animal Magnetism, Considered in its Relations with Various Branches of General Physics’ (1804–7); ‘Truths Travel; Sooner or Later They Arrive’ (1814). He also wrote some plays, among them ‘The Day of Dupes’ (1789) and ‘The Benevolent Judge’ (1799).