Feutry, Aimé-Ambroise-Joseph (1729-1789)

French poet.

Lawyer at Douai before abandoning that career and devoting himself entirely to literature. Best known for his light-hearted poetry which he began publishing in the early 1750s.

A friend of the Chaumont family in whose house Franklin lived in Passy.

Invented a number of military machines and made a model of a small, light canon which Franklin apparently subsidized.

Named conseiller du roi and mayor of Châtillon-sur-Loing. Following a long period of depression, Feutry hung himself.

Born in Lille.