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Charles Palissot de Montenoy (1730–1814)

Palissot de Montenoy, Charles (pä-lē-so’ dė môt-nwä’). A French poet; born at Nancy, Jan. 3, 1730; died at Paris, June 15, 1814. With his first tragedies he had little success; otherwise with his comedies ‘The Guardians’ and ‘The Barber of Bagdad.’ His satiric piece ‘The Coterie’ (Le Cercle), attacking Rousseau, brought down upon him the enmity of the encyclopedists, who paid him back with ‘Little Letters on Great Philosophers’ (1757), and the comedy ‘The Philosophers’ (1760). He lived on pacific terms with Voltaire, and even dedicated to him his ‘Dunciad, or War of the Blockheads’ (1764).