Jean de Dinteville

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Detail from The Ambassadors

Jean de Dinteville (1504–1555) was a French diplomat. He is the left-hand figure in Holbein's 1533 painting The Ambassadors, painted whilst he was French ambassador to London, and which he presumably commissioned. Dinteville's motto was Memento mori, meaning "Remember thou shalt die."[1]


  1. ^ Krén, Emil; Marx, Daniel. "Jean de Dinteville and Georges de Selve (`The Ambassadors')". Web Gallery of Art. Retrieved 15 September 2019.

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