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Émile Deschamps (1791–1871)

Deschamps de Saint Amand, Émile. A French poet, elder brother of Antony (1791–1871); born at Bourges. His song ‘Peace Won by Arms’ (1812) attracted the notice of Napoleon. In 1818, with Latouche, he produced the successful comedy ‘The Round of Favor.’ To the journal La Muse Française, founded by him and Victor Hugo (1824), he contributed poems, stories, and critical essays, and stood as leader of the romantic school. He published several volumes of miscellaneous poems, essays on Goethe, Schiller, and Shakespeare, and many sprightly but earnest dramas, which were set to music by Bellini, Halévy, Rossini, and Auber; also a volume of ‘Philosophical Stories’ (1854).