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Gatien de Courtilz de Sandras (1644–1712) was a French novelist, journalist, pamphleteer and memorialist. This article is a general introduction to French literature For detailed information on French literature in specific historic periods see the separate historical articles in the Medieval French literature is for the purpose of this article Literature written in Oïl languages (particularly Old French and early Middle For more information on historical developments in this period see Renaissance, History of France, and Early Modern France. French literature of the 17th century &mdashthe so-called Grand Siècle &mdashspans the reigns of Henry IV of France, the Regency of Marie de Medici French literature of the 18th century usually refers to the literature written between 1715, the year of the death of King Louis XIV of France, and 1798 the year French literature of the nineteenth century is for the purpose of this article literature written in French from (roughly 1799 to 1900 French literature of the twentieth century is for the purpose of this article literature written in French from (roughly 1895 to 1990 Contemporary French literature is French literature roughly from the 1990s to Today. Chronological list of French language authors (regardless of nationality by date of birth Year 1712 ( MDCCXII) was a Leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics.
His abundant output includes short stories, gallant letters, tales of historical love affairs — such as Les Intrigues amoureuses de la Cour de France (1684) — historical and political works, biographies and semi-fictional "memoirs" (in the first person; his prefaces often indicate that the works were composed from papers found after the subject's death) of historical figures from the recent past (such as the marquis de Montbrun and M. de Rochefort). His memoir-novels—such as "Mémoires de M. L. C. D. R. " (1687), "Mémoires de M. d'Artagnan" (1700), "Mémoires de M. de B. " (1711)— describe the social and political world of Richelieu and Mazarin with a picaresque realism (spies, kidnappings, and political machinations predominate) and they were important precursors to both French picaresque novels and literary realism in the 18th century. This article is about a cardinal For information on the Russian also called The Red Eminence, see Mikhail Andreyevich Suslov. Jules Mazarin, born Giulio Raimondo Mazzarino ( July 14 1602 &ndash March 9 1661) was an accomplished French statesman
Courtilz de Sandras is most well known today for his semi-fictionalized memoirs of the famous musketeer d'Artagnan which were published in 1700 (27 years after the death of d'Artagnan) and which served as the model for Alexandre Dumas, père's portrayal of d'Artagnan in the The Three Musketeers (Fr: Les trois mousquetaires), Twenty Years After (Fr: Vingt ans après) and The Vicomte de Bragelonne (Fr: Le Vicomte de Bragelonne ou Dix ans plus tard). The Musketeers of the Guard ( Mousquetaires de la Garde) were a fighting company of the military branch of the Maison du Roi, the Kings of France Royal Household Charles de Batz-Castelmore Comte d'Artagnan (c Lupiac 1611 - 25 June, Maastricht The Three Musketeers ( Les Trois Mousquetaires) is a Novel by Alexandre Dumas père. Twenty Years After ( Vingt ans après) is a novel by Alexandre Dumas père. The Vicomte of Bragelonne Ten Years Later ( Le Vicomte de Bragelonne ou Dix ans plus tard) is a novel by Alexandre Dumas père.
Courtilz de Sandras served in the army before becoming a writer. He was imprisoned several times in the Bastille where Besmaux, the former companion of d’Artagnan, was warden and it was most likely from this source that he learned the details of d'Artagnan's life. The Bastille was a Fortress - Prison in Paris, known formally as Bastille Saint-Antoine —Number 232 Rue Saint-Antoine—best known today