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Boissonade, Jean Francois, Greek scholar and French man of letters (1774-lf57). His early education was disturbed by the revolution. Although belonging to the aristocratic party - of which, however, he retained nothing but the elegance and politeness - he obtained employment under the republican government, losing it, however, under the suspicion which his aristocratic birth brought upon him. Nominated again to political employment by Lucien Bonaparte in 1801, he soon entirely abandoned politics for letters, and devoted himself more particularly to grammar.