a French teacher, writer and translator living in the Age of Enlightenment. François-Joseph Bérardier de Bataut is born in Paris in 1720. Having studied theology, he became professor of rhetoric at the Collège du Plessis a part of the University of Paris. He is the author, notably, of a Précis de l'histoire universelle (Treaty of Universal History) which was very much appreciated by his contemporaries, and of the Essai sur le récit (Essay on Narrative), a fictional dialogue on how to tell good stories, as well as the translator of Melchior de Polignac's L'Anti-Lucrèce.
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