1748, Apr 251816, Nov 16
a French author. He was imprisoned during the Reign of Terror and escaped with life only by the downfall of Maximilien Robespierre. He was one of the commission appointed to continue the Histoire littéraire de la France, and he contributed to the volumes of this series which appeared in 1814, 1817 and 1820. Ginguené's most important work is the Histoire littéraire d'Italie (14 vols., 1811–1835). He was putting the finishing touches to the eighth and ninth volumes when he died.
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