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Chateaubriand

Chateaubriand Chateaubriand
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In 1793 the author of Memoires D'Outre-Tombe,
Chateaubriand, 1768 - 1848, lived as an émigré in a garret close to this site and began his literary career. He returned in 1822 as French Ambassador when he resided in Portland Place.

Site: Chateaubriand (1 memorial)

W1, Paddington Street

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Chateaubriand

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Chateaubriand

Born Saint-Malo, Brittany. Died Paris. Went to America in 1791, returned t...

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