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Benjamin Constant

a.k.a. Henri-Benjamin Constant de Rebeque

Author Code: FBJC

Born: Oct. 25, 1767 - Lausanne, France

Died: Dec. 8, 1830 - Paris, France

Raised by his grandparents, Constant was privately educated in Brussels and the Netherlands and then at the University of Erlangen.He was appointed to the court of Duchess Sophie Caroline Marie of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel, but was forced to leave after an affair with a young girl. He then spent some time at the University of Edinburgh. In 1794, he met Madame de Stael and they began an intellectual friendship that lasted almost twenty years. He married the twice-divorced Caroline von Hardenburg in 1809. In 1815, following the battle of Waterloo, Constant moved to London, returning to Paris in 1817. He was then appointed to the Chamber of Deputies. In 1816, he published Adolphe, his only novel and which is highly regarded. He opposed Charles X during the Restoration. In 1830, he received a large sum of money from King Louis Phillipe, in order to pay off his debts. Towards the end of his life, he functioned as a journalist. His other works include De l'esprit de conquete et de l'usurpation (1813), The Liberty of the Ancients Compared to the Moderns (1819), Melanges de litterature et de politiques (1829) and Cashier Rouges (1907 Posthumous).

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