Delille, Jacques

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Delille, Jacques Gender: M
born on 22 June 1738 at 18:00 (= 6:00 PM )
Place Clermont Ferrand, France, 45n47, 3e05
Timezone LMT m3e05 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 00°56' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 02°12 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 08°16'

Jacques Delille


French poet, freemason and translator.

The publication (1769) of his translation of the Georgics of Virgil made him famous. Voltaire recommended the poet for the next vacant place in the Académie française. He was at once elected a member, but was not admitted until 1774 owing to the opposition of the king, who alleged that he was too young. In his Jardins, ou l'art d'embellir les paysages (1782) he made good his pretensions as an original poet.

After stints in Basel and Glairesse in Switzerland, then in Germany, he passed some time in London, chiefly employed in translating John Milton's "Paradise Lost."

Jacques Delille died in Paris on 1 May 1813.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from "Revue de Saintonge & d'Aunis: bulletin de la Société des archives" by Société des archives historiques de la Saintonge et de l'Aunis, Commission des arts et monuments historiques de la Charente- Maritime et Société d'archéologie de Saintes (1884), p. 36: "Les registres de la paroisse de Notre-Dame-du-Port contiennent l'acte de baptême (22 juin 1738), de «Jacques, fils naturel d'Antoine Montanier, avocat au parlement, et de Marie-Hieronyme Bérard, né ledit jour, à 6 h. du soir »."


  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Other Rel/Spirituality (Freemason)
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Vocation : Writers : Translator