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Louis Benoît Picard (1769–1828)

Picard, Louis Benoît (pe-kär’). A French writer of comedy; born at Paris, July 29, 1769; died there, Dec. 31, 1828. He first came into prominence with the comedy ‘Mediocre and Groveling’ (1797: worked over by Schiller in ‘The Parasite’). He was an actor and later director of the Imperial Academy of Music. His best comedies are: ‘The Little City’; ‘Monsieur Musard’ (Mr. Trifler); ‘The Puppets’; ‘The Two Philiberts.’