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Dominique Joseph GARAT

French Dominique Joseph GARAT

French writer and politician

Source :  Michel PROTON

Born: on September 08, 1749 in Bayonne, France
Died: on December 09, 1833 in Bassussarry, France


Garat was born at Bayonne, in the French Basque Country. After a good education under the direction of a relation who was a curé, and a period as an advocate at Bordeaux, he came to Paris, where he obtained introductions to the most distinguished writers of the time, and became a contributor to the Encyclopedie méthodique and the Mercure de France. He gained a reputation by an éloge on Michel de l'Hôpital in 1778, and was afterwards crowned three times by the Académie française for éloges on Suger, Montausier and Fontenelle.

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