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Antoine-Marcellin (Marcellin) de Bonnal


French administrator, journalist, and writer. Worked in the agriculture and commerce section of the Conseil d’État, 1837–41, but was forced out after publishing a controversial work on social reform. Imprisoned at La Calle (now El Kala), Algeria, returning to France in 1848 as a journalist for La Presse. Exiled again in 1852, but after a few months returned to France and lived thereafter at Isle-Jourdain. Wrote on various political, religious, and philosophical themes.