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Jacques Arsène Polycarpe Ancelot (1794–1854)

Ancelot, Jacques Arsène Polycarpe (oslō’). A French dramatist (1794–1854), whose first success was the tragedy ‘Louis IX.’ (1819). In 1841 he was elected a member of the Academy. His works include: ‘Fiesco’ (1824), a successful imitation of Schiller’s play; ‘Maria Padilla’ (1838); ‘Marie of Brabant,’ an epic (1825); ‘Six Months in Russia,’ a medley of prose and verse (1827); ‘The Man of the World,’ a novel (1827); ‘Familiar Epistles’ (1842); satires of great elegance of style. His wife, Marguerite Louise Virginie, née Chardon (1792–1875), was frequently his co-laborer and also the author of plays and novels. Of the former, ‘Marie, or the Three Epochs’ (1836) is the best; of the latter, ‘Renée de Varville’ (1853) and the ‘Banker’s Niece’ (1853) found most favor.