Louis Ange Pitou
|Louis Ange Pitou|
|Died||May 8, 1846
He entered the priesthood, but after the beginning of the French Revolution he abandoned his profession. A zealous royalist, he was arrested sixteen times, and finally transported to Guiana under the Directory. Shortly after his arrival at Cayenne he escaped, and after many adventures among the natives he returned to France. He engaged in new conspiracies under the consulate, and was a few years in prison. After the return of the Bourbons, Pitou received a small pension.
He published Relation de mon voyage à Cayenne et chez les anthropophages (“Story of my journey to Cayenne and among the cannibals”; Paris, 1805). This work, although full of inaccuracies, excited the public curiosity, and a second, enlarged edition was published (2 vols., 1808).
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- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Wilson, James Grant; Fiske, John, eds. (1900). "Pitou, Louis Ange". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. New York: D. Appleton.
- Works by Louis Ange Pitou at Project Gutenberg
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