Emmanuel des Essarts

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Emmanuel-Adolphe Langlois des Essarts (1839–1909) was a French poet and man of letters.

Early life[edit]

Emmanuel des Essarts was born on 5 February 1839 in Paris, France. His father, Alfred Stanislas Langlois des Essarts (died 1893), was a poet and novelist of considerable reputation. The son was educated at the École Normale Supérieure.

Career[edit]

He became a teacher of rhetoric and finally professor of literature at Dijon and at Clermont.

He wrote Poésies parisiennes (1862), a volume of light verse on trifling subjects; Les Élévations (1864), philosophical poems; Origines de la poésie lyrique en France au XVIe siècle (1873); Du génie de Chateaubriand (1876); Poèmes de la Révolution (1879); Pallas Athéné (1887); Portraits de maîtres (1888), &c., and he was a contributor to Le Parnasse contemporain.

Death[edit]

He died on 17 October 1909 at Clermont-Ferrand.

References[edit]

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Des Essarts, Emmanuel Adolphee". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.