Home  »  library  »  BIOS  »  Nicolas Joseph Laurent Gilbert (1751–1780)

C.D. Warner, et al., comp.
The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Nicolas Joseph Laurent Gilbert (1751–1780)

Gilbert, Nicolas Joseph Laurent (zhēl-bãr’). A French poet; born in Fontenoy-le-Château, Lorraine, in 1751; died insane at Paris, Nov. 16, 1780. He went to Paris in his teens to make himself a poet. The “philosophers,” who then lorded it over all forms of literature at Paris, conceived a violent hatred of his satirical productions, which handled their pet hobbies without gloves. ‘Farewells to Life,’ ‘My Apology,’ and ‘The Author’s Carnival,’ are among his best-known pieces.