Nicolas Viton de Saint-Allais

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Nicolas Viton de Saint-Allais
Born April 6, 1773
Langres, France
Died 1842
Paris, France
Occupation Genealogist
Children 1

Nicolas Viton de Saint-Allais (1773 – 1842) was a French genealogist and littérateur.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Nicolas Viton de Saint-Allais was born on April 6, 1773 in Langres, France.[1]

Career[edit]

During the French Revolution, he served as an Assistant to Guillaume Marie Anne Brune, 1st Count Brune (1763–1815).[2] In 1808, he became a genealogist.[3] His genealogical practice was called, "Bureau général de la Noblesse de France" (General Bureau of French Nobility).[4] By 1820, his sold his practice to Jean-Baptiste-Pierre Jullien de Courcelles (1759-1834).[4]

Death and legacy[edit]

He died in 1842 in Paris.[1] His son went on to serve in the French Foreign Legion.[5]

Bibliography[edit]

  • The Art of Verifying Dates  ( 6 volumes 4to and 23 volumes 8vo 1818–1820)
  • De l'ancienne France, Paris: M. de Saint-Allais, 1833 

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Thomas, Joseph (30 March 2010), The Universal Dictionary of Biography and Mythology (in Four Volumes): IV: Pro - Zyp, 4, Cosimo, Inc., p. 1942, ISBN 978-1-61640-075-0 
  2. ^ Annales de Bretagne, vol. 62-63, Universités de Rennes et Nantes, 1955, p. 94.
  3. ^ Bibliothèque de l'École des chartes, vol. 161, numéro 1, Librairie Droz, 2003, p. 525
  4. ^ a b Jean-Baptiste-Pierre Jullien de Courcelles, Dictionnaire universelle de la noblesse de France, vol. 1, 1820, p. 2
  5. ^ Les Cahiers haut-marnais, issues 168-175, 1987, p. 134.