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Pierre Charles Roy (1683–1764)

Roy, Pierre Charles (rwä). A French poet; born at Paris in 1683; died on Oct. 23, 1764. His reputation rests largely upon his two plays, ‘Callirhoé’ (1712), generally conceded to be his best work, and ‘Semiramis’ (1718). His ballet ‘The Elements’ (1725) added to his reputation. His many odes, epilogues, plays, interludes, and ballets were collected after his death and published as ‘Various Works’ (1727). His epigrams have made him famous in his own country; his last one involved him in a fatal quarrel.