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Prisoner of Chillonʹ

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François de Bonnivard, a Frenchman confined for six years in the dungeon of the Chateau de Chillon, by Charles III. of Savoy. Lord Byron, in his poem so called, has welded together this incident with Dante’s Count Ugoliʹno. (See Chillon.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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