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Stanislas, Marquis de Boufflers (1738–1815)

Boufflers, Stanislas, Marquis de (bö-flãr’). A French poet; born at Nancy, May 31, 1738; died at Paris, Jan. 18, 1815. He was reputed to be son of Stanislas II. of Poland. While an ecclesiastical student he wrote in prose the story of ‘Aline, Queen of Golconda,’ for which Stanislas awarded him a pension of 40,000 livres. Quitting the ecclesiastical career, he entered the military service and rose to the rank of major-general. Meanwhile he was earning the plaudits of the gay world by his erotic verses. He was one of the émigrés of 1792, but returned to France, in 1800. His ‘Complete Works’ were published in 2 vols., 1813.