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|Born||13 May 1840
|Died||December 16, 1897 (aged 57)
|Occupation||Novelist, Short story writer, Playwright, Poet|
Alphonse Daudet (13 May 1840 – 16 December 1897) was a French novelist. He was the father of Léon Daudet and Lucien Daudet. Outside France he is probably best known for his novel Tartarin de Tarrascon. Daudet died of syphilis.