Henri van Laun (1820 - 1896)
Henri van Laun was a writer, translator and teacher of French. Born in the Netherlands and educated in France, he lived most of his life in England. He originally thought of being a journalist but found he preferred teaching. He was a friend of Hippolyte Taine and translated his History of English Literature into English. Van Laun also translated works by Molière and Alain-René Lesage.
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