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Gautier de Costes La Calprenède, sieur de

La Calprenède, Gautier de Costes, sieur de (gōtyāˈ də kôst syör də lä kälprənĕdˈ) [key], 1609?–1663, French novelist and dramatist. His best-known works were Cassandre (10 vol., 1642) and Cléopâtre (12 vol., 1647), romances esteemed in their time for their austere morality and lofty sentiment.

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