Antoine Meyer

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Birthday
31, 1801
Birthplace
Luxembourg
Death Date
Apr 29, 1857 (55)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
31, 1801
Birthplace
Luxembourg
Death Date
Apr 29, 1857 (55)

About

Poet and mathematician who published the first poetry collection in the Luxembourgish language. The work, entitled E'Schrek ob de Lezeburger Parnassus, appeared in 1829 and was followed three years later by another poetry collection.

Before Fame

He taught mathematics in Luxembourg, the Netherlands, and Belgium. He became a Belgian citizen in 1842.

Trivia

He studied mathematics at Paris' Sorbonne, where he met many of the most prominent mathematicians of his era.

Family Life

He was the son of a Luxembourg City shoemaker.

Associated With

He, like French author Jean de la Fontaine, wrote fables; however, Meyer's fables personified objects rather than animals.