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Marquis de Sade

Marquis de Sade
(aka Donatien Alphonse François, comte de Sade)
1740-1814, France

A writer of novels, plays, and erotic works. He was arrested continually throughout his life for various sexual crimes.

The term sadism, the neurosis where sexual satisfaction is acheived by inflicting pain on others, is named for him.

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