Nicolas Viton de Saint-Allais

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Nicolas Viton de Saint-Allais
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Grave at the Montparnasse Cemetery
Born6 April 1773
Langres, France
Paris, France

Nicolas Viton de Saint-Allais (1773 1842) was a French genealogist and littérateur.



Early life

Nicolas Viton de Saint-Allais was born on 6 April 1773 in Langres, France. [1]


During the French Revolution, he served as an Assistant to Guillaume Marie Anne Brune, 1st Count Brune (1763–1815). [2] In 1808, he became a genealogist. [3] His genealogical practice was called, "Bureau général de la Noblesse de France" (General Bureau of French Nobility). [4] By 1820, his sold his practice to Jean-Baptiste-Pierre Jullien de Courcelles (1759-1834). [4]

Death and legacy

He died in 1842 in Paris. [1] His son went on to serve in the French Foreign Legion. [5]


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  1. 1 2 Thomas, Joseph (30 March 2010), The Universal Dictionary of Biography and Mythology (in Four Volumes): IV: Pro - Zyp, vol. 4, Cosimo, Inc., p.  1942, ISBN   978-1-61640-075-0
  2. Annales de Bretagne, vol. 62-63, Universités de Rennes et Nantes, 1955, p. 94.
  3. Bibliothèque de l'École des chartes, vol. 161, numéro 1, Librairie Droz, 2003, p. 525
  4. 1 2 Jean-Baptiste-Pierre Jullien de Courcelles, Dictionnaire universelle de la noblesse de France, vol. 1, 1820, p. 2
  5. Les Cahiers haut-marnais, issues 168-175, 1987, p. 134.