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Originally appearing in Volume V25, Page 122 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SIMEON (or SYMEON) OF DURHAM (d. after 1129), English and count at the second Restoration, he was admitted to the Academy of Moral and Political Science in 1832, and in 1837 he became president of the Cour des Comptes. He died in Paris on the 19th of January 1842 in his 93rd year. His son, JOSEPH BALTHASAR, COMTE SIMEON (1781-1846), entered the diplomatic service under the Empire. At the Restoration he was successively prefect of Var, Doubs and Pas de Calais. He was director-general of fine arts in 1828, and had a great reputation as a connoisseur and collector.
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