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TÖPFFER, Rudolphe, a Swiss novelist, born in Geneva, Feb. 17, 1799, died there, June 8, 1846. He began life as a landscape and genre painter, and subsequently became professor of æsthetics at the academy of Geneva. His works include Le presbytère (Geneva, 1839; English translation, “The Parsonage,” London, 1848); La bibliotheque de mon oncle (1843); Rose et Gertrude (1845); Nouvelles genevoises (Paris, 1845); and Collection des histoires en estampes (6 vols., French and German, Geneva, 1846).