Poussin, Nicolas (1594-1665), a great French painter, was born at Les Andelys, in Normandy. He won his reputation while living at Rome, and in 1640 was made painter-in-ordinary to Louis XIII. of France. Three years later he returned to Rome, where he died. His best pieces, The Last Supper, The Labours of Hercules series, are in the Louvre.