30 July 2020

Jean Magnon, Tournus (Saône-et-Loire (71))

The (unphotographable at the time) house where the poet Jean Magnon (1620-62), historiographer to the king (1620-62), was born; he was assassinated. As the plaque says, his son René founded the Danish national theate in 1722. Magnon was also a playwright, and his works include Artaxerxe (1645), Josaphat (1647), Sejanus (1647) and Le grand Tamerlan et Bajazet (1648). Gabriel Jeanton wrote Notes sur la vie et l'assassinat de Jean Magnon, de Tournus, poète et historiographe du roi: 1620-1662 (1917).

No comments: