Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny


Knight of the Legion of Honour, 1804 (France)[E6P]

Positions Held

Inspector of Musical Education, 1800[E6P]

Main Events

Began to study music and then moved to Paris, 1749, where he continued his studies.[E6P]
Butler to the Duke of Orléans, c. 1768.[E6P]
Published his works anonymously because of his status as a noble.[E6P]
He achieved success in 1761, in collaboration with the dramatist Michel Sedaine, with the opera On ne s’avise jamais de tout, which was revived at court in the same year[E6P]
Gave up composing after 1761 as he suffered from a cataract.[E6P]
Deprived of his wealth during the Revolution.[E6P]

Place of birth: Fauquembergues[E6P]
Place of death: Paris[E6P]



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