(22 March 1775 – 19 October 1845) was a 19th-century French poet
Hired as an employee in the Finance Ministry, he became chief deputy. Afflicted with a delicate health and inclined to sadness, he was nevertheless one of the most joyful poets of his time, singing the wine he could not drink and brightening his refrains with names of desserts which his stomach almost forbade him to touch. The ease of his verse had him nicknamed "the Panard of the XIXth ».
Gouffé was one of the first members of the dîners du Vaudeville. In 1806, with Pierre Capelle, he revived the defunct Caveau, by creating the Caveau moderne. This new goguette would exist until 1817.
He was a predecessor of Désaugiers and Béranger. Several of his songs were long popular as that which has for title and chorus Plus on est de fous, plus on rit.
He occasionnally collaborated with the Journal des dames et des modes between 1800 and 1814
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