Constant de Rebecque

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Con·stant de Re·becque

 (kôN-stäN′ də rə-bĕk′), Benjamin 1767-1830.
French writer and politician who was exiled in 1802 for denouncing Napoleon's machinations. He is best known for the novel Adolphe (1816), inspired by his affair with Madame de Staël.
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Con•stant de Re•becque

(kɔ̃ˈstɑ̃ də rəˈbɛk)
Henri Benjamin (Benjamin Constant), 1767–1830, French statesman and author.
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E, com efeito, em minha opiniao, a chave de toda organizacao politica (CONSTANT DE REBECQUE, 1815a:34--traducao livre).
Henri-Benjamin Constant de Rebecque (25 October 1767-8 December 1830), or simply Benjamin Constant, was a Swiss-French political activist and writer on politics and religion.
F or simplicity's sake, I shall call them "Belle" and "Constant," though in her letters she addresses him as "Monsieur," or refers to him as "d'Hermenches," and he, in a swift assertion of intimacy, calls her "Agn[grave{e}]s." Her full name was Isabella Agneta Elisabeth van Tuyll von Serooskerchen; his was David-Louis, Baron de Constant de Rebecque, Seigneur d'Hermenches et de Villars-Mendraz.
She inspired, in part, her Don - Juan - like lover, the Swiss novelist Benjamin Constant de Rebecque, to write his Adolphe.
(1815) A novel by Benjamin Constant de Rebecque. Adolphe, the novel's young protagonist, has been influenced by his early relationship with a woman of strong intellectual convictions and is unable to adopt the conventional masks of society.

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