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Marquis de Sade Biography

Donatien Alphonse François de Sade, better known as the Marquis de Sade, was a French aristocrat, revolutionary politician, philosopher and writer, famous for his libertine sexuality. His works include novels, short stories, plays, dialogues and political tracts; in his lifetime some were published under his own name, while others appeared anonymously and Sade denied being their author. He is best known for his erotic works, which combined philosophical discourse with pornography, depicting sexual fantasies with an emphasis on violence, criminality and blasphemy against the Catholic Church. He was a proponent of extreme freedom, unrestrained by morality, religion or law. The words sadism and sadist are derived from his name.

Sade was incarcerated in various prisons and in an insane asylum for about 32 years of his life; 11 years in Paris, a month in the Conciergerie, two years in a fortress, a year in Madelonnettes, three years in Bicêtre, a year in Sainte-Pélagie and 13 years in the Charenton asylum. During the French Revolution he was an elected delegate to the National Convention. Many of his works were written in prison. Source: Wikipedia

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Name:
Marquis de Sade
Full Name:
Donatien Alphonse François de Sade
Nationality:
France
Profession:
Writer, Novelist, Poet, Critic, Author, Philosopher
Religion:
Atheism
Date of Birth:
June 2, 1740
Astrological Sign:
Gemini
Date of Death:
December 2, 1814
Age at Death:
74
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