Alexandre Balthazar Laurent Grimod de La Reynière  

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Alexandre Balthazar Laurent Grimod de La Reynière (20 November 175825 December 1837), trained as a lawyer, acquired fame during the reign of Napoleon, for his sensual and public gastronomic lifestyle. Son of Laurent Grimod de La Reynière, he inherited the family fortune on death of his father, a fermier général, in 1792. He was a member of the Société du Caveau.

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