Malesherbes, Lamoignon de (17211794)

Malesherbes, Lamoignon de, French statesman, born in Paris; a good and upright man; was twice over called to be one of Louis XVI.'s advisers, but his advice was not taken and he retired; defended Louis at his trial; pled for him “with eloquent want of eloquence, in broken sentences, in embarrassment and sobs,” and was guillotined for it; he had been censor of the press, and to his liberal-minded censorship the world owes the publication of the “Encyclopédie” (17211794).

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

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Mälar Lake
Malay Archipelago
Malays
Malcolm, Sir John
Malcolm Canmore
Maldive Islands
Malebolge
Malebranche, Nicholas
Malesherbes, Lamoignon de
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Malines
Malingering
Mallet, David
Mallock, William Hurrell
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Malmesbury, William of
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