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Jean-François de Saint-Lambert (1716–1803)

Saint-Lambert, Jean-François, Marquis de (sa-läm-bãr’). A French philosopher and poet; born at Nancy, Dec. 26, 1716; died at Paris, Feb. 9, 1803. He won fame by his poem ‘The Seasons’ (1769), for which the encyclopedists and Voltaire prophesied immortality; but it has little merit either in style or in substance. Far better are his ‘Fugitive Poems’ (1759); and his ‘Stories,’ republished 1883. His ‘Universal Catechism,’ despite its materialistic principles, was approved by the Institute in 1810, as a textbook on ethics.