- NAME: Marquis de Sade
- OCCUPATION: Philosopher, Criminal, Author
- BIRTH DATE: June 02, 1740
- DEATH DATE: December 02, 1814
- EDUCATION: Lycée Louis-le-Grand
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Paris, France
- PLACE OF DEATH: Charenton, France
- Full Name: Donatien Alphonse François, count de Sade
- AKA: Marquis de Sade
- AKA: Count de Sade
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Marquis de Sade was a French aristocrat and philosopher who became notorious for acts of sexual cruelty in his writings as well as in his own life.
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When the French Revolution broke out, de Sade convinced members of the new regime that he had been a victim of the old aristocracy. Amazingly, they released him from prison and welcomed him into the new government. It was the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte that led to his demise.
De Sade was put into an insane asylum. From 1810 until his death on December 2, 1814,
he conducted a relationship with the 13-year-old daughter of an employee at the asylum. He died there on December 2, 1814.
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