Nicolas Chamfort
Nicolas ChamfortApril 6, 1741 - April 13, 1794
Sébastien-Roch Nicolas, also known as Chamfort (French: [ʃɑ̃fɔʁ]; 6 April 1741 – 13 April 1794), was a French writer, best known for his witty epigrams and aphorisms. He was secretary to Louis XVI's sister, and of the Jacobin club....

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