6 August 2017

François-Urbain Domergue in Aubagne, Bouches-du-Rhône (13)

'ICI EST NÉ
URBAIN-FRANÇOIS DOMERGUE
GRAMMARIEN & ACADEMICIEN FRANÇAIS
23 MARS 1745 – 29 MAI 1810'

17 Place des Quinze, Aubagne. François-Urbain Domergue was born in Aubagne and died in Paris, his place of burial being unknown. He was a member of the Académie française from 1803 to 1810 and wrote a number of works on French grammar, pronunciation, and the French language in general. He founded the Journal de la Langue Française in 1784, one of whose objects was, er, to fight neologisms: it was of course unsuccessful both financially and realistically.

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