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François-René de Chateaubriand

François-René, vicomte de Chateaubriand (September 4, 1768 - July 4, 1848) was a French writer and diplomat.

A major figure in early French Romanticism, he acquired fame with Le Génie du christianisme (The Genius of the Christian religion), an apology[?] for the Christian faith which contributed to the post-revolutionary religious revival in France. His autobiography Mémoires d'outre-tombe (Memoirs from beyond the grave) is today considered as his most accomplished work.

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