Pierre-Joseph Alary

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Pierre-Joseph Alary.

Pierre-Joseph Alary (19 March 1689, Paris – 15 December 1770) was a French ecclesiastic and writer.


Prior of Gournay-sur-Marne and sous-précepteur to Louis XV, he attended the salon of Madame de Lambert, was elected to the Académie française in 1723 and the following year was one of the founders of the Club de l'Entresol.

Bachaumont commented on Alary's election to the:

Alary's successor in the Académie, Gabriel-Henri Gaillard, gave a completely different portrait:


  1. ^ Mémoires secrets, vol. 5, p. 200, 18 décembre 1770 (1784)
  2. ^ Cited by Tyrtée Tastet, Histoire des quarante fauteuils de l'Académie française depuis la fondation jusqu'à nos jours, 1635-1855, volume III, p. 266-67 (1855)

Further reading[edit]

  • Nicolas Clément, L'abbé Alary : 1690-1770. Un homme d'influence au XVIIIe siècle, H. Champion, Paris, 2002.