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Jacques-Louis de Valon

Born in November 19, 1659 / Died in March 3, 1719 / France / French

Jacques-Louis de Valon poet from France was born on November 19, 1659, had 59 years and died on March 3, 1719. Poems were written mainly in French language. Dominant movement is academy francaise.


Jacques Louis Valon, Marquis de Mimeure  was a French soldier and poet.

Menin to Louis, Dauphin of France (1661–1711), he entered on a military career and became lieutenant général. Louis XIV of France promoted the territory of Mimeure to a marquisate around 1697 for him.

He wrote many verses which were not printed. Backed by the François Louis de Bourbon-Conti, Madame de Montespan and Nicolas Boileau, he was elected to seat 3 of the Académie française on 2 December 1707. His acceptance speech is said to have been written by Antoine Houdar de la Motte. Valon's last known literary work is a 1715 ode in imitation of Horace. The rue de Mimeure in his birthplace is named after him.