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Auguste Hilarion, comte de Kératry

Novelist from France

Auguste Hilarion, comte de Kératry (December 28, 1769 - November 7, 1859), was a French poet, novelist, short story writer, literary critic, historian, and politician. He was the father of Emile de Kératry. Hilarion was born in Rennes in Brittany. Coming to Paris in 1790, he associated himself with Bernardin de Saint-Pierre. After being twice imprisoned during the Reign of Terror he retired to his native region, where he devoted himself to literature until 1814. In 1818, after the Bourbon Restoration, he returned to Paris as deputy for Finistère, and sat in the Chamber of Deputies until 1824, becoming one of the recognized liberal leaders. He was re-elected in 1827, took an active part in the establishment of the July Monarchy, was appointed a councillor of state (1830), and in 1837 was made a Peer of France. A member of the French National Assembly during the Second French Republic, he retired from public life after Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte coup d'etat of 1851. He died in Port-Marly.  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Auguste Hilarion, comte de Keratry
Date of birth
1769-12-28
Place of birth
Rennes
Nationality
France
Profession
Politician, Novelist, Writer

Death

Date of death
1859-11-07

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