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Edouard DRUMONT

French Edouard DRUMONT

French journalist and writer

Source :  Anne - Marie BOINLiegeois PIERREJean-Jack MONTPELLIER

Born: on May 03, 1844 in Paris, France
Died: on February 03, 1917 in Paris, France


Biography

Drumont was born in Paris in 1844 to a family of porcelain-painters from Lille. He lost his father at the age of seventeen, and had to care for himself and earn his own livelihood from then onwards.

He first worked in government service, and later became a contributor to the press and was the author of a number of works, of which Mon vieux Paris (1879) was awarded by the French Academy.

Drumont's 1886 book, La France juive (Jewish France), attacked the role of Jews in France and argued for their exclusion from society. In 1892, Drumont initiated the newspaper the La Libre Parole which became known for intense antisemitism.

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