See also:born at Bagnols in
See also:Languedoc on the 26th of
See also:June, 1753, and died at Berlin on the 1th of
See also:April 18o1 . It seems that his
See also:father was an innkeeper but a man of cultivated tastes . The son assumed the title of comte de
See also:Rivarol, and asserted his connexion with a
See also:family, but his enemies said that the name was really Riverot, and that the family was not noble . After various vicissitudes he appeared in
See also:Paris in 1777 . After winning some
See also:academic prizes, Rivarol distinguished himself in the
See also:year 1784 by a
See also:treatise Sur l'universalite de la langue francaise, and by a
See also:translation of the Inferno . The year before the Revolution broke out he, with some assistance from a man of similar but lesser
See also:talent, Champcenetz,2 compiled a
See also:lampoon, entitled
See also:Petit Almanach de nos grands hommes pour 1788, in which some writers of actual or future talent and a
See also:great many nobodies were ridiculed in the most pitiless manner . When the Revolution
See also:developed the importance of the
See also:press, Rivaroi at once took up arms on the Royalist side, and wrote in the Journal politique of
See also:Sabatier de
See also:Castres (1742-1817) and the Actes
See also:des Apotres of
See also:Gabriel Peltier (1770-1825)• But he emigrated in 1792, and established himself at Brussels, whence he removed successively to
See also:Hamburg and Berlin . Rivarol has had no
See also:rival in France except
See also:Piron in
See also:sharp conversational sayings . These were mostly
See also:ill-natured; and mostly have a merely
See also:local application . Their brilliancy, however, can
See also:escape no one . His
See also:Francois (1762-1848), was also an author . His
See also:works include Isman, ou le fatalisme (1795), a novel; Le Veridique (1827),
See also:comedy; Essai sur
See also:les causes de la revolution francaise (1827) .
The works of Antoine de Rivarol were published in five volumes (Paris, 1805) ; selections (Paris, 1858) with
See also:matter by Sainte-Beuve and others, and that edited in 1862 (2nd ed., 188o) by M. de Lescure, may be specified . See also M. de Lescure's Rivarolet la societe francaise pendant la revolution et ''emigration (1882), and Le Breton's Rivarol, sa
See also:vie, ses idees (1895) . RIVE-DE-GIER, a
See also:town of east-central France, in the department of
See also:Loire, 14 . M . E.N.E. of St Etienne, on the railway to
See also:Lyons . Pop . (1906) 15,338 . Situated on the Gier and the Canal de
See also:Givors, it is principally dependent on the
See also:industry, giving its name to a coal-
See also:basin which is a continuation of that of St Etienne . It has
See also:glass works, the products of which are celebrated on account of the fineness and purity of the sand found on the
See also:banks of 2
See also:Louis Rene Quantin de Richebourg, Chevalier de Champcenetz (1760-1794), died on the
See also:scaffold . He is not to be confounded with Louis
See also:marquis de Champcenetz,
See also:governor of the Tuileries in 1789, who escaped in 1792 through the
See also:protection of Mme .
See also:mistress of the duc d'
See also:Orleans . 374 the Rhone and the
See also:Saone .
There are alsoiron and
See also:steel works where iron goods and ironmongery of all kinds are manufactured . Rive-de-Gier is a place of some antiquity, as appears from remains of Gallo-
See also:Roman buildings, and mosaics and coins found at various times . In the
See also:time of
See also:Henry IV. the working of the mines had already given to the locality a measure of importance .
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