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Paul Émile Debraux (1796–1831)

Debraux, Paul Émile (dė-brö’). A French balladist; born at Ancerville, Dept. Meuse, Aug. 30, 1796; died in Paris, Feb. 12, 1831. An ardent Republican, he wrote for the common people lively songs of wine and love, which got him the title of “the Béranger of the rabble.” His best-known songs are ‘Mt. St. John’; ‘Belisarius’; ‘Say, Do You Remember?’; ‘The Soldier’s Widow’; ‘Marengo.’ Béranger published a complete collection of his ‘Songs’ (3 vols.).