François Tallemant the Elder

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François Tallement (1620, La Rochelle – 6 May 1693, Paris) was a French churchman and translator. He is often known as l'Aîné (the Elder) to distinguish him from his cousin Paul Tallement le Jeune.

Biography[edit]

The brother of Gédéon Tallemant des Réaux, he was almoner to Louis XIV for 24 years, then first almoner to Madame. He was elected a member of the Académie française in 1651. Paul Pellisson said of him "He had a mind, he did not even miss knowing.",[1] whilst one historian in the Académie stated:

Works[edit]

We have two translations by him (adjudged mediocre by his contemporaries):

His other works are six discourses he made in the Académie. In one of these he declares:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Il avoit de l'esprit, il ne manquoit pas même de savoir." – (French) Paul Pellisson, Histoire de l'Académie françoise, volume I, p. 366 (1653)
  2. ^ (French) Tyrtée Tastet, Histoire des quarante fauteuils de l'Académie française depuis la fondation jusqu'à nos jours, 1635–1855, volume II, p. 494 (1855)
  3. ^ (French) Panégyriques et harangues à la louange du Roy prononcez dans l’Académie françoise dans diverses occasions (1680). Cited by (French) Institut de France : [1]

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