Felix Emile Taunay (Montmorency, March 1st, 1795 - Rio de Janeiro, April 10th, 1881) was a French painter, who taught the drawing, the Greek and the literature with the future emperor of the Brésil dom Pedro II. He was the son of the painter Nicolas-Antoine Taunay.
He married Gabriela Hermínia Robert d' Escragnolle, sister of the baron d' Escragnolle, and their son was celebrates it author Alfredo d' Escragnolle Taunay, Viscount of Taunay.
He was professor and director of the Imperial Académie of the Art schools, author of many scientific work, founding member of the historical and geographical Institut Brazilian.
According to the Dicionário de Curiosidades C Rio de Janeiro there exists a monument set up in its honor opposite Cascatinha, in the forest of Tijuca, where it had a residence.
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