Aimard, Gustave, a French writer of fiction, whose works occupy much the same position as those of Captain Mayne Reid in England. He was born about 1818, and spent his early life in America, where he travelled and hunted. He also visited Spain, Turkey, and the Caucasus. Les Trappeurs de l'Arkansas, Le Coeur Loyal, Les Aventuriers, Les Bisons Blancs, and others of his spirited romances, have been translated into many languages. M. Aimard was an officer in the Garde Mobile as early as 1848, and in 1870 he organised a corps of Francs-tireurs that fought bravely at Le Bourget. He died in 1883.