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Jean-Antoine Roucher (1745–1794)

Roucher, Jean-Antoine (rö-shā’). A French poet; born, Feb. 22, 1745, at Montpellier; guillotined at Paris, July 25, 1794. He wrote an epithalamium on the marriage of Louis XVI. and Marie Antoinette, entitled ‘France and Austria at Hymen’s Temple.’ But his principal production is the didactic poem in five songs, ‘The Months’ (1779), ridiculed on its first appearance, but later admired. He also translated Adam Smith’s ‘Wealth of Nations’ (1790). His letters to his family while in prison were published under the title of ‘The Consolations of my Captivity’ (1797).