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Louis-Marie Fontan (1801–1839)

Fontan, Louis-Marie (fô-tä‘). A French dramatist, pamphleteer, and journalist; born in Lorient, Nov. 4, 1801; died in Thiais, Seine, Oct. 10, 1839. His political writings, particularly ‘The Rabid Sheep’ (1829), got him into prison, from which he was freed by the Revolution of July. His reputation as a writer for the stage rests upon ‘The Reckless Girl Jeanne’; ‘The Monk’; ‘The Count of St. Germain’; and a few others. He produced also a volume of ‘Odes and Epistles’ (1825).