(15 February 1781, Dijon
– 5 June 1857, Paris
) was a French poet, journalist, publicist and playwright.
A liberal royalist, Brifaut edited the Gazette de France and attended the salon of Madame Vigée-Lebrun. He also worked as a censor and it was he who the interior minister entrusted with controlling Hernani and with warning Victor Hugo that Marion Delorme had been stopped (that play would not be put on until two years later). Pensioned off by Charles X, he was elected to the Académie française in 1826.
He was associated with the editing of the memoirs of the actress Lola Montez, one of the lovers of Alexandre Dumas (Aventures de la celèbre danseuse raconté par elle-même, 1847).
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