In the book, The Phantom of the Opera written by Gaston Leroux, what does the word Vicomte de Chagny mean in the book?

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Vicomte is a title of a French nobleman that means count. Phillippe de Chagny is the count in this case, and he has a brother named Raoul. The de Chagny family is one of the oldest, most prestigious families in Europe.

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