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François La Rochefoucauld Duc de François Duc de

La Rochefoucauld, François, Duc de, François, Duc de (1613–80), French writer. He is known for his Memoirs (1662) of the Fronde, and his Maxims (1665), a collection of more than 500 moral reflections and epigrams, generally paradoxical, often pessimistic, usually acute.

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