The Marquis de Sade was born on the 2 June 1740. His mother and father named him Donatien Alphonse François de Sade. The Marquis de Sade was born in France and in France, boys and girls are given many names.
France is a country in Europe. Europe is the second smallest continent. Australia is the smallest continent.
The Marquis de Sade’s father and mother were very rich.
The de Sades lived in a very big house. The French word for very big house is château.
When the Marquis de Sade was a boy, he enjoyed horse riding. The Marquis de Sade’s father and mother had many horses, but the Marquis de Sade’s favorite horse was named Justine.
Before Justine became the Marquis de Sade’s favorite horse, Justine was mistreated and abused by a terrible man. He beat and kicked Justine, and made her work very hard and fed her very little food. Justine had a terrible life. The Marquis de Sade’s father and mother saved her and gave her a better life.
As with most French children, the Marquis de Sade enjoyed football. The Marquis de Sade had dreams of becoming a famous football player and playing for Paris Saint-Germain Football Club.
The Marquis de Sade had a sister. Juliette was younger than the Marquis de Sade and she was very naughty.
Juliette was always getting into trouble. Juliette teased and bullied the Marquis de Sade. Juliette liked to pull her brother’s hair, she liked to put worms into his food, and pour urine into his drinking water.
Juliette smashed the local church’s windows. She stole from the church and vandalized the church pews.
When she was caught, she said the Marquis de Sade had smashed the local church’s windows. She said, he had stolen from the church and vandalized the church pews.
The Marquis de Sade was sent away to boarding school.
Juliette married the Duc de Blangis.
The Duc de Blangis was an aristocrat and very rich. An aristocrat is a part of the Royal Family. A King and Queen ruled France.
Juliette stopped being naughty and lived with the Duc de Blangis in a château in the country.
The Marquis de Sade was very happy that his sister had married and stopped being naughty. They wrote letters and became the best of friends.
Boarding school was lots of fun and the Marquis de Sade went home for the holidays. He read the writings of the philosopher Immanuel Kant. He also enjoyed the poetry of John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester.
After boarding school, the Marquis de Sade went to work in an office in Paris. Paris is the capital of France.
The Marquis de Sade went to work for a judge, the Président de Curval.
The Marquis de Sade worked hard and studied the law. When the Marquis de Sade was not working hard and studying the law, he enjoyed going to the theaters. He enjoyed coffee and croissants in cafés and restaurants. Paris is famous for its cafés and restaurants.
The Marquis de Sade believed in Freedom of Speech. The King and Queen of France banned Freedom of Speech. Tyrants always ban Freedom of Speech. Only in Democracies is there Freedom of Speech. Democracies are built upon the freedom of speech. Freedom of Speech allows a country and its people the benefits of Capitalism. Production, distribution, and exchange of wealth, these are very important.
The Marquis de Sade wrote a story about Gilles de Rais and Elizabeth Báthory. It was a very naughty story.
The King and Queen of France did not like the story, and so the Marquis de Sade was sent to the Bastille. The Bastille was a famous prison in Paris.
The people of France won Democracy and the freedom of speech. Men and women were now free to write naughty stories.
The King and Queen of France lost their heads.
The Marquis de Sade was freed from the Bastille. The people of France pulled down the Bastille. They built beautiful houses with the bricks. Paris became the home for many writers.
The Marquis de Sade wrote many books and grew very fat.