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...Jean Corbinelli was born in 1622 and died in Paris in 1716. He was philosopher and lay reader to Madame de Sévigné and a friend of the comte de Bussy-Rabutin. Paris Habert de Montmor, Henri-Louis Cordemoy, Géraud de Bossuet, Jacques...
...Philippe de Béthune, the brother of the great Sully , was born in 1561 and died in 1649. He was the ambassador of Henri IV and of Louis XIII in Rome and his Conseiller d’Estat was intended as a manual of political administration....
...Jean d’Espagnet, born in 1564, was a magistrate, a natural philosopher and an alchemist. He was the son of Arnaud d’Espagnet, a doctor in Saint-Émilion, and of Jeanne Mestadier. He was first a lawyer at the Parliament of Bordeaux (1590...
...Salomon de Caus was born in Normandy, in Dieppe or its environs, around 1576 into a Protestant family. He died in Paris in 1626. There is little available information regarding his youth and his schooling, but his work hints at a classical...
...Aix-en-Provence Avignon Belgentier Flanders Florence Naples Padua Peiresc, Nicolas-Claude Fabri de Pisa Provence Rome Siena Tournon Venice Peiresc was born in Belgentier in 1580 and died in Aix-en-Provence in 1637. When Pierre Gassendi...
...Philippe Du Trieu (sometimes also spelt Dutrieu) was born in 1580 in Havré, in modern-day Hainaut in Belgium, and died in Douai in 1645. He studied the humanities at the Jesuit college in Binche and then studied philosophy at the University...
...Jean Riolan, the anatomist and doctor, was born in Paris on 15 February 1580 and died in the same city on 19 February 1657. He was an ardent defender of the interest and dignity of anatomy. After studying mostly under the supervision of his...
...Pierre Dupuy was born in Agen on 14 November 1582 and died in Paris on 14 December 1651. He was the son of the humanist Claude Dupuy and was a lawyer at the Paris Parliament and then state counsellor (1623). He was a politician...
...Vaugelas, Claude Favre de Claude Favre de Vaugelas was born in Meximieux Meximieux on 6 January 1585 and died on 26 February 1650 in Paris Paris. He wrote the Remarques sur la langue française (1647) and was the first and most illustrious...
...Théophraste Renaudot was born in Loudun in 1586. He first trained as a surgeon at the Collège de Saint-Côme in Paris. The Paris Faculty of Medicine would not admit him on account of his Protestant faith and so he began studying medicine...