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Hoffman [Hoffmann, Hofman, Hofmann], François-Benoît(-Henri)locked

  • M. Elizabeth C. Bartlet

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(b Nancy, July 11, 1760; d Passy, nr Paris, April 25, 1828). French librettist, critic and playwright. After winning the Nancy Académie’s poetry prize in 1784, he decided to follow a literary career in Paris. The patronage of Megret de Serilly, trésorier général de la guerre...

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