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Félix Pyat (1810–1889)

Pyat, Félix (pyä). A French dramatist and politician; born at Vierzon, 1810; died in 1889. An extreme radical agitator, in 1873 he was sentenced to death by the Council of War. During his exile he wrote many inflammatory political pamphlets. His plays also are of political and social tendencies. Among his plays are: ‘A Revolution of Other Times; or, The Romans at Home’; ‘The Brigand and the Philosopher’; ‘Ango’; ‘Arabella,’ a drama (1838); ‘Cedric the Norwegian’; ‘Diogenes’ (1846); ‘The Rag-Picker of Paris,’ a tragedy (1849); ‘Tiberius’; etc.