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Astolphe, Marquis de Custine (1790–1857)

Custine, Astolphe, Marquis de (kü-stēn’). A French novelist and writer of travels (1790–1857); born near Metz. He traveled in the British Isles, Switzerland, and Southern Italy (1811–22), and afterward in Spain and Russia, The results of his observations in Russia were published in 4 vols., 1843. He wrote a tragedy, ‘Beatrice Cenci’; and some romances, among them ‘Aloysius, or the Monk of St. Bernard’; ‘Romuald, or the Vocation.’ His ‘Letters to Varnhagen von Ense and Rachel Varnhagen von Ense’ were published in 1870.