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Brillat Savarin

Brillat-Savarin, Anthelme, was born at Belley, in 1755, and, having taken up law as a profession, became a member of the constituent assembly, and held several judicial appointments. In 1793 he fled from the Terror to America, but returning in 1796, held a judgeship at the court of appeal until his death, in 1825. He wrote a few works bearing on law and politics, but his fame rests on the Physiologie du Gout, a treatise on gastronomy, full of wit and learning, which appeared anonymously after his death.