Voisenon, Claude-Henri Fuzée de

   Born in Voisenon, near Melun, Claude-Henri Fuzée de Voisenon was a protégé of Étienne-François, duke de choiseul and of voltaire, who called him "dear friend Greluchon." An ecclesiastic who was well known among the salons of the period, he was, because of his literary spirit and dissipated lifestyle, typical of the worldly clergy of the 18th century. He wrote libertine stories (Le Sultan Misapouf et la Princesse Grisemine ou les Métamorphoses, 1746; Zulmis et Zelmaïde, 1747; Histoire de la félicité, 1751), amorous poetry, and comedies that were staged between 1738 and 1756 (L'Heureuse Ressemblance, 1738; Les Mariages assortis, 1744; La Coquette fixée, 1746). Voisenon's complete works were published in 1781.

France. A reference guide from Renaissance to the Present . 1884.

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  • Voisenon —   [vwaz nɔ̃], Claude Henri de Fuzée [də fy ze], Abbé de, französischer Schriftsteller, * Schloss Voisenon (bei Melun) 8. 7. 1708, ✝ ebenda 22. 11. 1775; war u. a. Generalvikar der Diözese Boulogne, mit Voltaire befreundet; er schrieb zahlreiche… …   Universal-Lexikon

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