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Author photo. Portrait of Donatien Alphonse François de Sade<br> by Charles Amédée Philippe van Loo. <br>The drawing dates to 1760, when the Sade was nearly 20 years old. <br>It's the only known authentic portrait of the Marquis <br>(Public domain ; Wikipedia)

Portrait of Donatien Alphonse François de Sade
by Charles Amédée Philippe van Loo.
The drawing dates to 1760, when the Sade was nearly 20 years old.
It's the only known authentic portrait of the Marquis
(Public domain ; Wikipedia)

Marquis de Sade (1740–1814)

Author of Justine

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The Marquis De Sade was born in Paris, France on June 2, 1740. He fought in the French Army during the Seven Years War before being tried and sentenced to death in 1772 for a series of sexual crimes. He escaped to Italy but upon his return to France in 1777, he was recaptured and thrown into the prison at Vincennes. De Sade spent six years at Vincennes before being transferred first to the Bastille and then to Charenton lunatic asylum in 1789. He was released from the asylum in 1790 but was arrested again in 1801. He was moved from prison to prison before returning to Charenton in 1803, where he later died on December 2, 1814. A French novelist and playwright, he is largely known for his pathological sexual views and ethical nihilism. His works include Justine, Philosophy in the Bedroom, Juliette, and Aline and Valcourt or The Philosophic Novel. (Bowker Author Biography)
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