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Sylvain Maréchal (1750–1803)

Maréchal, Pierre Sylvain (mä-rā-shäl’). A French atheistical writer; born in Paris, Aug. 15, 1750; died at Montrouge, near Paris, Jan. 18, 1803. He published: ‘Fragments of a Moral Poem on God’ (1781), modeled upon Lucretius. A parody on the Psalms (1784) cost him his position as sub-librarian of the Collège Mazarin. He wrote an ‘Almanac of Honest People’ (1788), substituting a list of names of his own invention for the usual calendar of saints; with the astronomer Lalande a ‘Dictionary of Atheists’ (1800); etc.