Almire Gandonnière

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Almire Gandonnière (Loué, Sarthe, France, 3 August 1814[1] – ) was a French writer, remembered today only as the collaborator with Hector Berlioz of the libretto for La Damnation de Faust (1846), which was based on the translation of Goethe's masterpiece by Gérard de Nerval. Gandonnière, under various pseudonyms,[2] published satires, verses and occasional critical essays in the Paris press.


  1. ^ The date is given in Quérard, Joseph Marie. La France littéraire, ou Dictionnaire bibliographique des savants, s.v. "Gandonnière (Almire)"
  2. ^ Heylli, Georges d'. Dictionnaire des pseudonyms (Paris) 1869, s.v. "Goulet (baron Paul)"; lists "Philibert Loué" (from the place of his birth) and other pseudonyms.