Marquis de Sade

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Noun1.Marquis de Sade - French soldier and writer whose descriptions of sexual perversion gave rise to the term `sadism' (1740-1814)
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Born Donatien-Alphonse-Francois de Sade in June 1740, the Marquis lived through the French Revolution and spent more than 27 years in prison, mostly for writing his tales of human sexual depravity although in 1772 he had a narrow escape from the death sentence for rape.

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