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  1. Volney

    Volney is a town in Oswego County, New York, United States. The population was 5,926 at the 2010 census. The town was named after a French author who toured the area in 1808. The Town of Volney is centrally located in the county.

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  1. Volney

    French philosopher, born at Craon; travelled in Egypt and Syria; wrote an account of his travels in his "Voyage"; was imprisoned during the Reign of Terror; patronised and promoted to honour by Napoleon, and by the Bourbons on their return; his principal work, "Les Ruines, ou Méditations sur les Révolutions des Empires," was an embodiment of 18th-century enlightenment (q. v.) (1757-1820).

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