Henri-Joseph Dulaurens

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Henri Joseph Du Laurens (sometimes Laurens or Dulaurens, original name Henri Joseph Laurent, 1719–1793 or 1797) was a French unfrocked monk, satirical poet and novelist,[1] born at Douai, the son of the regimental surgeon Jean Joseph Laurent and his wife Marie Josephe Menon.[2] He was author of such libertine works as Le compère Matthieu,[3] Imirce, ou la fille de la nature and L'Arrétin moderne. He may also have written Candide, Part II. He died at Mariembourg in the French First Republic, now in Belgium.[4]

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  1. ^ Oxford Reference Retrieved 18 October 2017.
  2. ^ Certificate of birth and baptism (in French) Retrieved 18 October 2017.
  3. ^ David Coward: "Explanatory Notes" in: Denis Diderot: Jacques the Fatalist, Oxford World's Classics series (Oxford, UK: OUP), 1999, p. 257.
  4. ^ Bartleby Retrieved 18 October 2017.