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Ludovic Vitet (1802–1873)

Vitet, Ludovic (vē-tā’). A French statesman, poet, and author, member of the Academy; born in Paris, Oct. 18, 1802; died there, June 5, 1873. While a journalist on L’Univers, he wrote three dramatic poems, ‘The Day of the Barricades’ (1826); ‘The States of Blois’ (1827), and the ‘Death of Henri III.’ (1829), which gave him reputation. Of his later works the best known are: ‘Fragments and Mélanges’ (1846), artistic, literary, and archæological criticisms; ‘Studies of the History of Art’ (1864); ‘Letters on the Siege of Paris’ (1870–71).