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...Charles de Marguetel de Saint-Denis, seigneur de Saint-Évremond, was born in Saint-Denis-le-Guast, near Coutances, on 1 April 1613 and died in London on 29 September 1703. He was the youngest child and destined for a career...
...Jean de La Fontaine was born on 8 July 1621 in Château-Thierry, in Champagne, to middle-class parents. After a period of initiation into Parisian literary life, Paul Pellisson introduced him to the entourage of the superintendent...
...Lamy, Guillaume Guillaume Lamy was a philosopher and physician with strong atomistic leanings, who worked in Paris in the second half of the seventeenth century. Very little is known of Lamy’s life. He was born in Coutances at an unknown...
...Cavendish, Margaret, Duchess of Newcastle Charleton, Walter Hobbes, Thomas Walter Charleton was born in Shepton Mallet, Somerset in February 1619/20, and died impoverished in London on 6 May 1707. His father, the rector of Shepton Mallet...
...Louis-François Ladvocat was born in 1644 and died on 8 February 1735. Almost nothing is known of the life of this French philosopher and man of law, other than that he was dean of the court of accounts when he died. His brother Louis must...