Pierre Gendre

Date active in 1785-87
Biographical NotesMerchant, author of the dissertation no 4. of the Lyon academic prize contest. As he was not aware of the rules of the contest, he added his name.
The reviewer of the contest, count Laurencin, wrote about him and his work: "A couple of lines by a certain Gendre who says he is a merchant in Guillestre. He says he never had any schooling. This is quite easy to spot. How could such a piece find itself in the contest?" Laurencin adds a joke: he pretends to almost misread 'marchand' (merchant) for 'manant' (beggar).
Work(s)Author of Lyon dissertation no. 4. MS (1787) in Lyon dissertation no. 4. MS