Beffroy de Reigny, Louis-Abel

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Beffroy de Reigny, Louis-Abel

Beffroy de Reigny, Louis-Abel, French dramatist and composer who used the pseudonym Cousin Jacques; b. Lâon, Nov. 6, 1757; d. Paris, Dec. 17, 1811. He was one of the principal dramatists during the era of the French Revolution. He wrote many popular stage pieces, including the enormously successful Nicodeme dans la lune (Paris, 1790).


C. Westercamp, B. d. vie et ses oeuvres (Lâon, 1930).

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