Jacques-Louis de Valon, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Jacques-Louis de Valon

French poet

Date of Birth: 19-Nov-1659

Place of Birth: Dijon, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France

Date of Death: 03-Mar-1719

Profession: writer, poet, translator, linguist

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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About Jacques-Louis de Valon

  • Jacques Louis Valon, Marquis de Mimeure (19 November 1659, Dijon – 3 March 1719) was a French soldier and poet. Menin to Louis, Dauphin of France (1661–1711), he entered on a military career and became lieutenant gĂ©nĂ©ral.
  • Louis XIV of France promoted the territory of Mimeure to a marquisate around 1697 for him. He wrote many verses which were not printed.
  • Backed by the François Louis de Bourbon-Conti, Madame de Montespan and Nicolas Boileau, he was elected to seat 3 of the AcadĂ©mie française on 2 December 1707.
  • His acceptance speech is said to have been written by Antoine Houdar de la Motte.
  • Valon's last known literary work is a 1715 ode in imitation of Horace.
  • The rue de Mimeure in his birthplace is named after him

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