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JACQUES CLAUDE DEMOGEOT (1808-1894), French man of letters, was born in Paris on the 5th of July 1808. He was professor of rhetoric at the lycee Saint Louis, and subsequently assistant professor at the Sorbonne. He wrote many detached papers on various literary subjects, and two reports on secondary education in England and Scotland in collaboration with H. Montucci. His reputation rests on his excellent Histoire de la littdrature frangaise depuis ses origines jusqu'et nos jours (1851), which has passed through many subsequent editions. He was also the author of a Tableau de la littdrature francaise au X VII e siecle (1859), and of a work (3 vols., 1880-1883) on the influence of foreign literatures on the development of French literature. He died in Paris in 1894.

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