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Originally appearing in Volume V10, Page 775 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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COUNT ANTOINE FRANCAIS (1756-1836), better known as FRANcAIS OF NANTES, French politician and author, was born at Beaurepaire, in the department of Isere. In 1791 he was elected to the legislative assembly by the department of Loire Inferieure, and was noted for his violent attacks upon the farmers general, the pope and the priests; but he was not re-elected to the Convention. During the Terror, as he had belonged to the Girondin party, he was obliged to seek safety in the mountains. In 1798 he was elected to the council of Five Hundred by the department of Isere, and became one of' its secretaries; and in the following year he voted against the Directory. He took office under the consulate as prefect of Charente Inferieure, rose to be a member of the council of state, and in 1804 obtained the important post of director-general of the indirect taxes (droits reunis). The value of his services was recognized by the titles of count of the empire and grand officer of the Legion of Honour. - - _~ _ _ = =- _ — riG i r=rz 1 t Li 1 A I author of The Modern Cook (1845), which has since been frequently republished; of a Plain Cookery Book for the Working Classes (1861), and of The Royal English and Foreign Confectionery Book (1862). Francatelli died at Eastbourne on the loth of August 1876.
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