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Talma, FRANC0IS JOSEPH (1763-1826), French tragedian, was born in Paris, and made his debut at the Comedie Francaise in 1787. His ascendency, acquired during the Revolution, was maintained under Napoleon and Louis XVIII. Among his finest impersonations were Marigny in Les Templiers, Sylla, and Charles IX.