Family tree of Jean Anthelme BRILLAT-SAVARIN

French Deputy, Senator, Constitutional Council member

FrenchBorn Jean Anthelme BRILLAT-SAVARIN

French lawyer and politician, and gained fame as an epicure and gastronome

Born on April 1, 1755 in Belley, France , France

Died on February 2, 1826 in Paris, France

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Brillat-Savarin was born in the town of Belley, Ain, where the Rhône River then separated France from Savoy, to a family of lawyers. He studied law, chemistry and medicine in Dijon in his early years and later practised law in his hometown. In 1789, at the opening of the French Revolution, he was sent as a deputy to the Estates-General that soon became the National Constituent Assembly, where he acquired some limited fame, particularly for a public speech in defense of capital punishment. His father Marc Anthelme adopted his second surname in 1733 upon the death of an aunt named Savarin who left him her entire fortune on the condition that he adopt her name.

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