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François Just-Marie Raynouard (1761–1836)

Raynouard, François Just-Marie (rē-nwär’). A French poet and Philologist; born at Brignoles, Provence, Sept. 1761; died at Passy, Oct. 27, 1836. His first tragedies, ‘Eleonora of Bavaria’ and ‘The Templars,’ were produced in 1805 with great success. He also wrote during the régime of Napoleon: ‘Scipio’; ‘The States of Blois’; ‘Don Carlos’; ‘Charles I.’; ‘Deborah’; and ‘Joan of Arc at Orléans.’ Later he produced a number of books concerning the Provençal language and literature, among them a ‘Dictionary of the Language of the Troubadours’ (1838–44).