Louis Monmerqué

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Louis Monmerqué
Born
Louis Jean Nicolas Monmerqué

6 December 1780
Paris
Died27 February 1860(1860-02-27) (aged 79)
Paris
OccupationMagistrate
Man of letters

Louis-Jean-Nicolas Monmerqué (6 December 1780 – 27 February 1860) was a 19th-century French magistrate and man of letters.

Biography[edit]

He wrote many biographical notices (Brantôme, (1823) ; Madame de Maintenon, (1828) ; Jean Ier, (1844), in-8°) and mostly editions of ancient documents (memoires and correspondences), including Collection de mémoires relatifs à l’histoire de France, depuis Henri IV jusqu’à la paix de Paris, with Petitot (1819–29, 130 vol. in-8°) ; Lettres de Mme de Sévigné (1818–19, 10 vol. in-8°), edition reworked by Ad. Régnier in the Collection des grands écrivains (1861–67, 11 vol. in-8°) ; Lettres choisies de Mme de Sévigné et de ses amis à l'usage de la jeunesse (1828, Paris, J. J. Blaise, 2 t. in-18°) ; Historiettes [fr] by Gédéon Tallemant des Réaux (1831, 6 vol. in-8°) ; Théâtre français du moyen âge, du XIe au XIVe (1839, in-8°), etc.

His works earned him his election at the Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres in 1833.

He was twice married to heiresses of the old nobility. He is buried at Père Lachaise Cemetery (54th division)

Sources[edit]

  • Gustave Vapereau, Dictionnaire universel des littératures, Paris, Hachette, 1876, (p. 1424)

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