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Augier, Guillaume Victor Emile, the able French dramatist, born in 1820, was destined for the bar, but took to writing very early. In 1844 he made his debut with a most successful satirical drama, La Ciguc, and for forty years he supplied the French stage with some of its most brilliant comedies, amongst them being Gabrielle, La Pierre de Touche, Le Gendre de M. Poirier, Les Lionnes Pauvres, Les Effrontis, Paul Forestier, Madlle. de la Reynce, Les Fourchambault, etc. In several of these he collaborated with Jules Sandeau, and other dramatists. He was elected to the Academy in 1858, and in 1868 became a Commander of the Legion of Honour. He died in 1889.