Home  »  library  »  BIOS  »  Louis Belmontet (1798–1879)

C.D. Warner, et al., comp.
The Library of the World’s Best Literature. An Anthology in Thirty Volumes. 1917.

Louis Belmontet (1798–1879)

Belmontet, Louis (bel-mô-tā’). A French poet and publicist (1798–1879); studied and practiced law in Toulouse, until involved in difficulties with the magistracy on account of some satirical poems, when he went to Paris and there produced his principal works: ‘The Sad Ones’ (1824), a cycle of elegies; ‘The Supper of Augustus, (1828); and with Soumet, ‘A Festival of Nero’ (1829), a tragedy which exceeded 100 performances. Subsequently he became an ardent partisan of Bonapartism, pleading its cause as a journalist and poetically extolling the Napoleonic dynasty in many enthusiastic odes.