See also:born on the 24th of
See also:November 1783 at the
See also:Hague, where his
See also:father was secretary to the French
See also:embassy . Dismissed from the
See also:civil service at the Restoration, Victor Ducange became one of the favourite authors of the liberal party, and owed some
See also:part of his popularity to the fact that he was fined and imprisoned more than once for his outspokenness . He was six months in prison for an article in his journal Le Diable
See also:rose, ou le
See also:petit courrier de Lucifer (1822); for
See also:Valentine (1821), in which the royalist excesses in the south of France were pilloried, he was again imprisoned; and after the publication of Helene ou l'amour et la guerre (1823), he took
See also:refuge for some
See also:time in Belgium . Ducange wrote numerous plays and melodramas, among which the most successful were Marco Loricot, ou le petit Chouan de 183o (1836), and Trente ans, ou la
See also:vie d'un joueur (1827), in which
See also:Frederick Lemaitre found one of his best parts . Many of his books were prohibited, ostensibly for their coarseness, but perhaps rather for their
See also:political tendencies . He died in
See also:Paris on the 15th of
See also:October 1833 .
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