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Segur, Joseph Alexandre Pierre

SEGUR, JOSEPH ALEXANDRE PIERRE, vicomte de Segur (1756-1805), second son of the marshal, quitted the army at the outbreak of the Revolution to devote himself to literature. He edited the Me moires of Besenval in 1795 from the MS. which, originally in his possession, had been surreptitiously placed with the printer during Segur's imprisonment under the Terror. These were printed in 1804-1805. Between 1700 and 1800 he produced a number of pieces at the Comedie Franchise and the Opera Comique. He published in 1802 a selection from his works entitled Comedies, chansons el proverbes, and in 1801 appeared Les Femmes, leurs mceurs ... (3 vols.), which has often been reprinted, but is of doubtful authorship.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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