He was walking along the river Seine one day when this fish jumped out of the water and attacked his good eye (the right one I think?). With two blind eyes, he tripped on a rock and fell flat on his face and blood started gushing out. Luckily for him, a few peasants saw this take place and they rushed him to the healer. The healer however, was not a very competent one so he actually ended up poisoning Conte instead of helping him heal. C'est domage :(
because it is another form of art
yes he had 20 kids and 12 wifes
Jacques-Nicolas Bellin died in 1772.
Jacques-Nicolas Roettiers died in 1788.
Jacques-Nicolas Lemmens died in 1881.
Jacques-Nicolas Colbert died in 1707.
Jacques Nicolas Bellavène died in 1826.
Nicolas Jacques Pelletier died in 1792.
Jean Jacques Nicolas Huot died in 1845.