Jacques Delille

Alternative Name(s) abbé Delille
Date 1738 - 1813
Biographical NotesFrench poet and translator. Began his career as a schoolteacher. First noticed as a poet when he triumphed at the Marseille Academy prize contest on travels in 1764, but rose to fame with his translation of Virgil's Georgics in 1770, and became one of the most celebrated poets of his time with the publication of his 'Jardins' in 1782.
Work(s)Author of Epitre sur les voyages (1765)