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Originally appearing in Volume V09, Page 776 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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HENRI FRANCOIS ALPHONSE ESQUIROS (1812-1876), French writer, was born in Paris on the 23rd of May 1812. After some minor publications he produced L'Evangile du peuple (1840), an exposition of the life and character of Jesus as a social reformer. This work was considered an offence against religion and decency, and Esquiros was fined and imprisoned. He was elected in 185o as a social democrat to the Legislative Assembly, but was exiled in 1851 for his opposition to the Empire. Returning to France in 1869 he was again a member of the Legislative Assembly, and in 1876 was elected to the senate. He died at Versailles on the 12th of May 1876. He turned to account his residence in England in L'Angleterre et la vie anglaise (5 vols., 1859-1869). Among his numerous works on social subjects may be noted :—Histoire des Montagnards (2 vols., 1847) ; Paris, ou les sciences, les institutions et les mceurs au XIX, siecle (2 vols., 1847); and Histoire des martyrs de la liberte (1851).
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