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Élie Fréron

Fréron, Élie (ālēˈ frārôNˈ) [key], 1718–76, French critic and journalist. His critical journal, Année littéraire, virulently attacked the philosophes of the Enlightenment. Voltaire made him a butt of his ridicule in several of his works.

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