Comte de Rivarol Bibliography

Discours sur l’universalité de la langue française 1784
Petit almanach de nos grands hommes 1788
A satirical attack on contemporary writers.
Petit dictionnaire des grands hommes de la Révolution 1790
Rivarol “was educated by and for the church, but forsook his ecclesiastical career and in 1777 reached Paris, where his erudition, wit, and talents as a conversationalist made him welcome in polite society. Though a freethinker and critical of Louis XVI, he remained faithful to the monarchy, campaigning against the Revolution in the Royalist press. . . . Prudently, he emigrated in 1792, living successively in Brussels, London, Hamburg, and Berlin, where he died on April 11, 1801”. (Encyclopedia Britannica)