Balzac, Jean Louis Guez de

Balzac, Jean Louis Guez de, born at Angoulême, a French littérateur and gentleman of rank, who devoted his life to the refinement of the French language, and contributed by his “Letters” to the classic form it assumed under Louis XIV.; “he deliberately wrote,” says Prof. Saintsbury, “for the sake of writing, and not because he had anything particular to say,” but in this way did much to improve the language; d. 1685.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

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