Jean Meslier, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Jean Meslier

17th–18th century French priest and atheist

Date of Birth: 15-Jun-1664

Place of Birth: Mazerny, Grand Est, France

Date of Death: 17-Jun-1729

Profession: writer, priest, cleric, philosopher

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Jean Meslier

  • Jean Meslier (French: [melje]; also Mellier; 15 June 1664 – 17 June 1729) was a French Catholic priest (abbé) who was discovered, upon his death, to have written a book-length philosophical essay promoting atheism and materialism.
  • Described by the author as his "testament" to his parishioners, the text criticizes and denounces all religions.

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