Count of the Empire
Philippe Antoine Merlin was born on October 30, 1754 at Arleux, near Cambrai, Northern France.
He studied in Douai and became a lawyer.
Merlin de Douai died in Paris on December 26, 1838, and was buried at Montparnasse Cemetery .
"Merlin de Douai" by Hilaire Ledru (Oppy 1769 - Paris 1840).