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a French magistrate, intendant of Soissons, and Président à mortier of the Parliament of Paris. The descendant of a family from Béarn, Mesmes was count of Avaux, viscount of Neufchâtel-sur-Aisne, Lord of Moissy-Cramayel, provost and master of ceremonies of the Ordre des Chevaliers du Saint-Esprit from 1671 to 1684. He participated in the signing of the Treaty of Nijmegen. He was a learned man, who possessed a large library, he traveled to Italy and was the second member elected to occupy seat 4 of the Académie française in 1676.
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