Nicolas Gédoyn (15 June 1677 – 10 August 1744) was a French clergyman, translator, pioneer educationalist and literary critic. He was the fifth member elected to occupy seat 3 of the Académie française in 1719, and the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres in 1722
Gédoyn was born in Orléans. Trained by the Jesuits from the age of 15, he was appointed professor of rhetoric in Blois, then canon at the Sainte-Chapelle and Abbey Beaugency. Among his literary works are translations of Quintilian and Pausanias. He died in Beaugency.
- "Nicolas GÉDOYN (1677-1744): Élu en 1719 au fauteuil 3". Académie française. 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-08.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Nicolas Gédoyn". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton.
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