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François-Thomas-Marie de Baculard d’Arnaud (1718–1805)

Arnaud, François-Thomas-Marie de Baculard d’ (bä-kü-lär’ där-nō’). A French novelist and dramatist (1718–1805), protégé of Voltaire, for two years literary correspondent, in Paris, of Frederick the Great, who afterwards called him to Berlin. Thence he went to Dresden, and on his return to France wrote a considerable number of sentimental novels in the taste of the times. Of his dramas, in which the somber and horrible element prevails, only ‘The Count of Comminges’ (1765) was performed.