Barthélemy, Auguste Marseille

Barthélemy, Auguste Marseille

Barthélemy, Auguste Marseille (ōgüstˈ märsāˈyə bärtālmēˈ), 1796–1867, French poet. With his friend Joseph Méry he wrote several brilliant and popular political satires, including La Villéliade (1827), Napoléon en Égypte (1828), and Le Fils de l'homme (1829), a poem on Napoleon II, for which Barthélemy was briefly imprisoned. A political chameleon, he celebrated the Revolution of 1830 in L'Insurrection, only to attack the July Monarchy in his short-lived (1831–32) journal Némésis.
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