Death: 9th February 1803
Location: Cimetière du Père Lachaise, Paris, France Plot: 11th Division
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French poet, philosopher and military officer. He began writing poetry in his adolescence and by October 1733 he had already begun work on The Seasons, his major poetical work, which did not appear in print until 1769.
He completed a multi-volume philosophical work in 1797-98, called Principe des mœurs chez toutes les nations ou Catéchisme universel / Principle of Morals Among All Nations, or Universal Catechism. He was elected to the Académie française in 1770.