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Charles Pinot Duclos (1704–1772)

Duclos, Charles Pinot (dü-klō’). A French historian (1704–72); born at Dinant. He made his literary début as a story-teller, in ‘Confessions of Count …’ (1742), which had great success. Turning to history, he published the ‘History of Louis XI.’ (4 vols., 1745). This was followed by his greatest work but one, ‘Considerations on the Manners of the Present Age’ (1749). His ‘Secret Memoirs upon the Reign of Louis XIV., the Regency, and the Reign of Louis XV.’ (2 vols., 1791) give him a place among the most celebrated memoirists.